Event Schedule

Updated February 22, 2017:  Please note that AUDITION information has been moved to a separate page.

Sunday, February 26

  • Mozart’s Mass in C Major (“Coronation Mass”), Adult Choir with Orchestra and Soloists; Patrick Aiken, Choirmaster and Organist. Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell Street, Providence, RI, www.CentralChurch.us.  A free-will offering will be received; a reception follows the concert. 4PM

Thursday, March 2

  • Community Conversation: Lecture – “Mental Health, the Media and the U.S. Veteran: Historical Perspectives on PTSD/Military.” The story of Dr. John K. Meneely, a WWII combat medic who returned from war suffering from what we now call PTSD, inspired “Letter from Italy, 1944,” a moving and powerful oratorio. In conjunction with its upcoming Hartford Premiere on May 4, Dr. John H. Warner, Avalon Professor of the History of Medicine, Yale University, will present a lecture on the history of PTSD in the military. This lecture, free and open to the public, will take place at the Newington Public Library at 7 p.m. “Letter from Italy, 1944” will be presented by the combined voices of GMChorale and Hartford Chorale, with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. For further information, visit www.gmchorale.org.

Saturday, March 4

  • The Chorus of Westerly Collegiate Concert Series presents UConn Chamber Singers.
    The highly select choir from the University of Connecticut will perform “Unclouded Day,” choral music of joy and contemplation, sacred and profane, under the direction of Dr. Jamie Spillane. Tickets $15 adults and $5 students. To purchase call 401.596.8663 or visit chorusofwesterly.org. Performance at the George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High Street in Westerly, RI. 4PM
  • Newport’s Swanhurst Chorus announces its 23rd Annual Tribute to Broadway with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved hit “Carousel.” Friday and Saturday Evenings from March 4- 18 and Sunday Afternoons – March 5 & 12. Enjoy this fabulous parade of classic melodies, dancing, and drama, at Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Avenue, Newport, RI, with a dinner theater-style shows featuring intimate staging that places the audience in the quiet town of Boothbay Harbor, ME. Tickets for evening performances are $37.50 and include full dinner & dessert. Sunday matinees are $32.50 with lunch and dessert. Reservations are strongly advised as performances do sell out! Call (401) 324-9820 or visit www.Swanhurst.org for more information or to make a reservation.  Dinner served at 6:30PM, show starts at 7PM.

 

Sunday, March 5

  • Newport’s Swanhurst Chorus announces its 23rd Annual Tribute to Broadway with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved hit “Carousel.” Friday and Saturday Evenings from March 4- 18 and Sunday Afternoons – March 5 & 12. Enjoy this fabulous parade of classic melodies, dancing, and drama, at Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Avenue, Newport, RI, with a dinner theater-style shows featuring intimate staging that places the audience in the quiet town of Boothbay Harbor, ME. Tickets for evening performances are $37.50 and include full dinner & dessert. Sunday matinees are $32.50 with lunch and dessert. Reservations are strongly advised as performances do sell out! Call (401) 324-9820 or visit www.Swanhurst.org for more information or to make a reservation. Lunch served at 1:30PM, show starts at 2PM.
  • To usher in the Season of Lent on its First Sunday, John Rutter’s Requiem will be performed in its original chamber version by the St. Paul’s Festival Choir under the direction of Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, the church’s Music Director. The Festival Choir is composed of the St. Paul’s Chancel Choir, the Seraphim and guest singers, with Lori Anderson York and MaryRuth Lown as soprano soloists, and will be accompanied by Emmanuel Feldman (cello), Hyungjung Choi (harp), Peggy Friedland (flute), Jane Murray (oboe), Mary Jodice (organ), Greg Simonds (timpani) and Kyle Fields (glockenspiel). St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 39 E. Central St., Natick MA. A reception follows the concert. 5:15PM.

Friday, March 10

  • Newport’s Swanhurst Chorus announces its 23rd Annual Tribute to Broadway with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved hit “Carousel.” Friday and Saturday Evenings from March 4- 18 and Sunday Afternoons – March 5 & 12. Enjoy this fabulous parade of classic melodies, dancing, and drama, at Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Avenue, Newport, RI, with a dinner theater-style shows featuring intimate staging that places the audience in the quiet town of Boothbay Harbor, ME. Tickets for evening performances are $37.50 and include full dinner & dessert. Sunday matinees are $32.50 with lunch and dessert. Reservations are strongly advised as performances do sell out! Call (401) 324-9820 or visit www.Swanhurst.org for more information or to make a reservation. Dinner served at 6:30PM, show starts at 7PM.

Saturday, March 11

  • Providence Singers will present Music for Chorus & Percussion, a concert with marimba, celesta, harp, fingersnaps, handclaps, bells, gong, and other percussion. The Singers will perform works by contemporary American composers Eric William Barnum, Dominick DiOrio, Dan Forrest, Eric Whitacre, and a new work by Michael Galib, the Singers’ assistant conductor. Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Charles Ives’ Psalm 90 complete the program. Dr. Christine Noel, conducting. Immaculate Conception Church in Cranston, RI. A reception follows the concert. 7:30PM.
  • Newport’s Swanhurst Chorus announces its 23rd Annual Tribute to Broadway with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved hit “Carousel.” Friday and Saturday Evenings from March 4- 18 and Sunday Afternoons – March 5 & 12. Enjoy this fabulous parade of classic melodies, dancing, and drama, at Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Avenue, Newport, RI, with a dinner theater-style shows featuring intimate staging that places the audience in the quiet town of Boothbay Harbor, ME. Tickets for evening performances are $37.50 and include full dinner & dessert. Sunday matinees are $32.50 with lunch and dessert. Reservations are strongly advised as performances do sell out! Call (401) 324-9820 or visit www.Swanhurst.org for more information or to make a reservation. Dinner served at 6:30PM, show starts at 7PM.

Sunday, March 12

  • Newport’s Swanhurst Chorus announces its 23rd Annual Tribute to Broadway with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved hit “Carousel.” Friday and Saturday Evenings from March 4- 18 and Sunday Afternoons – March 5 & 12. Enjoy this fabulous parade of classic melodies, dancing, and drama, at Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Avenue, Newport, RI, with a dinner theater-style shows featuring intimate staging that places the audience in the quiet town of Boothbay Harbor, ME. Tickets for evening performances are $37.50 and include full dinner & dessert. Sunday matinees are $32.50 with lunch and dessert. Reservations are strongly advised as performances do sell out! Call (401) 324-9820 or visit www.Swanhurst.org for more information or to make a reservation. Lunch served at 1:30PM, show starts at 2PM.
  • Providence Singers will present Music for Chorus & Percussion, a concert at St. Mary’s Church in Bristol, RI. 3PM

Friday, March 17

  • Newport’s Swanhurst Chorus announces its 23rd Annual Tribute to Broadway with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved hit “Carousel.” Friday and Saturday Evenings from March 4- 18 and Sunday Afternoons – March 5 & 12. Enjoy this fabulous parade of classic melodies, dancing, and drama, at Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Avenue, Newport, RI, with a dinner theater-style shows featuring intimate staging that places the audience in the quiet town of Boothbay Harbor, ME. Tickets for evening performances are $37.50 and include full dinner & dessert. Sunday matinees are $32.50 with lunch and dessert. Reservations are strongly advised as performances do sell out! Call (401) 324-9820 or visit www.Swanhurst.org for more information or to make a reservation. Dinner served at 6:30PM, show starts at 7PM.

Saturday, March 18

  • The Everybody Chorus will perform a concert of popular and folk music at the Jamestown Recreation Center, 42 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown, RI. For more information, call 401-423-1574 or visit www.jamestownchorus.com.  7:30PM
  • Newport’s Swanhurst Chorus announces its 23rd Annual Tribute to Broadway with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved hit “Carousel.” Friday and Saturday Evenings from March 4- 18 and Sunday Afternoons – March 5 & 12. Enjoy this fabulous parade of classic melodies, dancing, and drama, at Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Avenue, Newport, RI, with a dinner theater-style shows featuring intimate staging that places the audience in the quiet town of Boothbay Harbor, ME. Tickets for evening performances are $37.50 and include full dinner & dessert. Sunday matinees are $32.50 with lunch and dessert. Reservations are strongly advised as performances do sell out! Call (401) 324-9820 or visit www.Swanhurst.org for more information or to make a reservation. Dinner served at 6:30PM, show starts at 7PM.

Sunday, March 19

  • Dr. Edward Markward, director of the RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra, will present a lecture entitled “How a Composer Works.”  He will be joined by Roger Cichy, whose composition I Dream A World will  premier at the RICCO’s March 25 concert.  Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, RI. Lectures are free and open to the public, though space is limited. Please call 401-847-0292 for reservations.  3PM
  • Assabet Valley Mastersingers will present THE POET SINGS, a choral concert featuring some of the world’s best poems set to music. Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director; Judy Yauckoes, piano accompanist; Lloyd Schwartz, narrator. St. Mark’s School Performance Hall, 25 Marlboro Road (Rt. 85), Southborough, MA. For more information, call 978-562-9838 or visit www.AVMsingers.org.  “A Conversation with Lloyd Schwatz” begins at 2:30PM, concert at 3:30 PM.
  • The Falmouth Chorale and The Zamir Chorale of Boston will present PsalmSensation. The program includes Handel’s Coronation Anthem No. 4, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, The Last Words of David, Boston composer Emmett Price’s Joyful Noise, and John Rutter’s The Lord Bless You and Keep You. Lawrence School, Falmouth, MA. 7PM

Saturday, March 25

  • The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra presents Tomorrow’s Talent Today. Program includes Roger Cichy’s I Dream a World, Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 in D Major, and Haydn’s Mass in Time of War. The Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence. 7:30

Sunday, March 26

  • The Grace Church Choir (300 Westminster St, Providence) will present a Choral Evensong for Lent. Music of Vierne, Blair, and Finzi. 5PM

Friday, April 7, 2017

  • J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion will be performed by the Brown University Chorus, Schola Cantorum of Boston, and the Trebles of All Saints, Ashmont and Grace Church, with orchestra. Frederick Jodry, conducting. Advance tickets suggested, available at tinyurl.com/zcywxny. $50/35/20. For more information, call 401-863-3234. 7:30PM

 


Sunday, April 23

  • Dr. Edward Markward, director of the RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra, will present a lecture entitled “Stravinsky/Diaghilev: The Political Climate and Three Ballets.” (Firebird, Petrouchka, The Rite of Spring)  Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, RI. Lectures are free and open to the public, though space is limited. Please call 401-847-0292 for reservations. 3PM

Saturday, April 29

  • Daniel P. Ryan directs Sine Nomine choral ensemble in Pain, Pleasure, Passion and Resurrection, a concert exploring the depths of the human experience as expressed through centuries of a cappella choral music. Works by Pärt, Palestrina, Schütz, Casals, Bach and more. Sine Nomine is an auditioned chamber choir dedicated to performing early music within diverse and innovative concert programs designed to share a passion for choral music with a wide audience. Unitarian Society of Fairhaven, 102 Green St., Fairhaven, MA. Admission $20. Senior and student discounts available at the door with ID. www.sinenominechoir.org  7:30PM

Sunday, April 30

  • Daniel P. Ryan directs Sine Nomine choral ensemble in Pain, Pleasure, Passion and Resurrection, a concert exploring the depths of the human experience as expressed through centuries of a cappella choral music. Works by Pärt, Palestrina, Schütz, Casals, Bach and more. Sine Nomine is an auditioned chamber choir dedicated to performing early music within diverse and innovative concert programs designed to share a passion for choral music with a wide audience. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 399 Hope Street, Bristol, RI. Admission $20. Senior and student discounts available at the door with ID. www.sinenominechoir.org  3:00PM
  • The Grace Church Choir and Choristers join with Collegium Ancora to present Vivaldi’s Gloria and Purcell’s Te Deum and Jubilate with chamber ensemble. $10 suggested donation. Grace Church, Providence. 5PM

Friday, May 4

  • The Greater Middletown Chorale (Middletown, CT) will perform Sarah Meneely-Kyder’s Letter from Italy, 1944, an oratorio commissioned by the GMChorale and premiered in 2013. This work explores the problem of PSTD through the story of one soldier in music, art, and theater. The performance will be fully staged with professional soloists, orchestra, visual projections, and theatrical lighting. The Hartford Chorale and Hartford Symphony Orchestra will join the GMChorale at the Bushnell in Hartford. Joseph D’Eugenio, conducting.  Visit www.gmchorale.org for more information. 7:30PM

Saturday, May 6

  • Jamestown Community Chorus will present Songs Americans Sing at the Jamestown Recreation Center, 42 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown, RI. The program will include music by Aaron Copland, Irving Berlin, Leonard Cohen, Stephen Foster, and music from the African-American and Native American traditions.  3PM
  • The Falmouth Chorale will present I Hear America Singing, a concert of American music ranging from Woody Guthrie to Aaron Copland.  John Wesley United Methodist Church, Falmouth, MA.  4PM
  • North Kingstown Community Chorus will present Love Is Here to Stay at North Kingstown High School, 150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852. The program will include music by Dave Brubeck, Freddie Mercury, One Republic and George and Ira Gershwin. Visit www.nkchorus.org for more information. 7PM

Sunday, May 7

  • North Kingstown Community Chorus will present Love Is Here to Stay at North Kingstown High School, 150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852. The program will include music by Dave Brubeck, Freddie Mercury, One Republic and George and Ira Gershwin. Visit www.nkchorus.org for more information. 3PM
  • Jamestown Community Chorus will present Songs Americans Sing at the Jamestown Recreation Center, 42 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown, RI. The program will include music by Aaron Copland, Irving Berlin, Leonard Cohen, Stephen Foster, and music from the African-American and Native American traditions. 3PM
  • The Falmouth Chorale will present I Hear America Singing, a concert of American music ranging from Woody Guthrie to Aaron Copland.  John Wesley United Methodist Church, Falmouth, MA.  4PM


Saturday, May 13

  • The Aurea Ensemble joins the Providence Singers to perform music of Scandinavia and Baltics. The concert features six works by Ola Gjeilo, including the world premiere of a work for chorus, piano and string quartet commissioned by the Providence Singers through its Wachner Fund for New Music. Dr. Christine Noel, conducting. Congregational Church, Providence. reception follows the concert. 7:30PM

Sunday, May 14

  • The Aurea Ensemble joins the Providence Singers to perform music of Scandinavia and Baltics. The concert features six works by Ola Gjeilo, including the world premiere of a work for chorus, piano and string quartet commissioned by the Providence Singers through its Wachner Fund for New Music. Dr. Christine Noel, conducting. St. Mary’s Church, Bristol, RI. . 3PM

Saturday, May 20

  • The Chorus of Kent County will present “All You Need Is Love”, to be held Saturday May 20, 2017 @ 7:30 and Sunday May 21, 2017 @ 2:30. This concert will feature contemporary hit songs by Billy Joel, Elton John, Foreigner, the Beatles and many others.

Sunday, May 21

  • The Chorus of Kent County will present “All You Need Is Love”, to be held Saturday May 20, 2017 @ 7:30 and Sunday May 21, 2017 @ 2:30. This concert will feature contemporary hit songs by Billy Joel, Elton John, Foreigner, the Beatles and many others.
  • Dr. Edward Markward, director of the RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra, will present a lecture entitled “J. Brahms, A German Requiem” as a preview of the RICCO concert on June 3.  Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, RI.  Lectures are free and open to the public, though space is limited. Please call 401-847-0292 for reservations. 3PM
  • The Chorus of Westerly’s Symphonic Series. Johann Sebastian Bach – MASS IN B MINOR.
    Tickets on sale now: (401) 596-8663 or chorusofwesterly.org. George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High Street, Westerly, RI. 4PM

Tuesday, May 30

  • Providence Singers will host a Community Sing at the Carter Center (RI Philharmonic Music School) in East Providence from 7-9:30PM.  Doors open at 6:30PM.

Saturday, June 3

  • The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra presents Glorious Brahms, a Requiem for the Living.  Johannes Brahms’ Variation on a Theme of Haydn and Ein Deutches Requiem. The Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence. 7:30

Saturday, June 24

  • SUMMER POPS 2017. The Chorus of Westerly and The Pops Festival Orchestra. Free and open to the public in Wilcox Park, downtown Westerly, RI. 8PM