Event Schedule

Auditions

Monday, October 17

  • Application deadline for RICCO 9th Annual Collegiate Vocal Competition. The competition will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 between 1:30 and 5:00 PM at the Music Mansion, at 88 Meeting Street in Providence, RI. An accompanist will be provided. Entrants should come prepared to sing an aria or art song of his or her choosing.  The entrant must be enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education (RI, MA, CT) at the time of the audition and must be recommended by a teacher at his/her school. The adjudicators are three of New England’s most respected singers who have appeared on numerous occasions as soloists with the Chorale. For more information, contact info@ricco.org.

Saturday, October 29

  • RINATS (Rhode Island Chapter, National Association of Teachers of Sings) Student Auditions for Musical theatre will be held at the St. Luke Episcopal Church in East Greenwich, RI. Entry deadline is October 10.  See www.rinats.org for more info.

Saturday, March 7, 2017

  • RINATS (Rhode Island Chapter, National Association of Teachers of Sings) classical auditions will be held at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.  See www.rinats.org for more info.

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Monday, October 17

  • Spirit of Song Ensemble will begin rehearsal for their December 18 Christmas concert. All are welcome. St. Anthony of Padua Church, New Bedford, MA.  For more information, contact Gisele Pappas at stanthonypipeorg@aol.com. 6;30-8:30PM

Open Rehearsals

Ongoing

  • The Harmony Heritage Chorus, a four-part a cappella women’s group, welcomes all women to open rehearsals on Tuesday at 7PM. Ability to read music is not required; learning CDs are available. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Pawtucket, RI. For more information, contact Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-529-1196 or at joyhi@cox.net, or contact Mary Levasseur at 508-930-5362 or marylevasseurc21@comcast.net

Choral Events

Friday, October 14

  • Providence Singers and the RI Philharmonic will perform Mozart’s Requiem at the VETS. 6:30PM

Saturday, October 15

  • Providence Singers and the RI Philharmonic will perform Mozart’s Requiem at the VETS. 8PM

Saturday, October 22

  • The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra invites college and university students from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut to compete in its 9th Annual Collegiate Vocal Competition. The winning soloists will join RICCO in performing Joseph Haydn’s Mass in Time of War.  The competition will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 between 1:30 and 5:00 PM at the Music Mansion, at 88 Meeting Street in Providence, RI. An accompanist will be provided. Entrants should come prepared to sing an aria or art song of their choosing. Application deadline is October 17. For more info, email info@ricco.org

Sunday, October 30

  • The Chorus of Westerly’s Kent Hall Masters Series: CANTUS, the multi-award winning men’s vocal ensemble. Tickets on sale now: (401) 596-8663 or chorusofwesterly.org. George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High Street, Westerly, RI. 4PM

Sunday, November 13

  • Assabet Valley Mastersingers will perform Ēriks Ešenvalds’ The Time Has Come and “The Armed Man”: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins. Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA. 3:30PM

Sunday, November 20

  • The Chorus of Westerly’s Symphonic Series. Ralph Vaughan Williams – HODIE. Tickets on sale now: (401) 596-8663 or chorusofwesterly.org. George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High Street, Westerly, RI. 4pm and 6pm

Saturday, December 3

  • The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra will perform J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence, RI. 7:30PM
  • The Chorus of Kent County, directed by Nicholas Laroche, will present a collection of holiday favorites entitled “Comfort & Joy! A Christmas Celebration” featuring the Immaculate Conception Church Bell Choir of Cranston. Performances will be held in the West Warwick High School Auditorium on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 and Sunday, December 4 at 2:30. Tickets will be $15. and sold at the door.  For more info, visit www.chorusofkentcounty.com.
  • Swanhurst Chorus, Newport County’s standing choral ensemble for over 87 years, will offer “Beethoven’s Missa in C and other Works ” under the direction of conductor Edwin Milham, at Emmanuel Church at the corner of Spring and Dearborn Streets in Newport, RI. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for full-time students. For tickets or more information, call 401-682-1630 or visit www.Swanhurst.org. 8PM

Sunday, December 4

  • The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra will perform J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at St. Joseph’s Church, Newport, RI. 3PM
  • The Chorus of Kent County, directed by Nicholas Laroche, will present a collection of holiday favorites entitled “Comfort & Joy! A Christmas Celebration” featuring the Immaculate Conception Church Bell Choir of Cranston. Performances will be held in the West Warwick High School Auditorium on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 and Sunday, December 4 at 2:30. Tickets will be $15. and sold at the door. For more info, visit www.chorusofkentcounty.com.

Thursday, December 8

  • The Providence Gay Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Kim Kuda, presentsNaughty or Nice!”  Voluntary donations of dog/cat food, cat litter, treats, gently used blankets and towels gladly accepted at the door to be donated to the Providence Animal Rescue League. Beneficent Congregational Church, Providence, RI. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.provgmc.org and at the door. 7pm

Friday, December 9

  • The Providence Gay Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Kim Kuda, presents Naughty or Nice!” In keeping with our tradition, this year’s Friday benefit concert is for the Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL). Voluntary donations of dog/cat food, cat litter, treats, gently used blankets and towels gladly accepted at the door. Beneficent Congregational Church, Providence, RI. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.provgmc.org and at the door. 7pm

Saturday, December 10

  • Providence Singers will present Handel’s Messiah with the RI Philharmonic at the VETS. 7PM
  • The Providence Gay Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Kim Kuda, presents “Naughty or Nice!” Voluntary donations of dog/cat food, cat litter, treats, gently used blankets and towels gladly accepted at the door to be donated to the Providence Animal Rescue League. Beneficent Congregational Church, Providence, RI. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.provgmc.org and at the door. 7pm

Sunday, December 11

  • The Providence Gay Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Kim Kuda, presentsNaughty or Nice!” Voluntary donations of dog/cat food, cat litter, treats, gently used blankets and towels gladly accepted at the door to be donated to the Providence Animal Rescue League. Beneficent Congregational Church, Providence, RI.  Tickets are $25 and available online at www.provgmc.org and at the door. 4pm

Saturday, December 17

  • Swanhurst Chorus under the direction of conductor Edwin Milham offers the 24th Annual “Messiah and Carol Sing: The Christmas Story” at Emmanuel Church, Newport, RI.  This special evening will feature much of the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah as well as beloved carols, plus selections by Swanhurst’s Chamber Singers and the telling of the Christmas Story. Bring your own score and sing along or just sit and be immersed in the glorious sounds of the season. Scores will be available for rent. A festive “Wassail Bowl” reception for all will follow. Admission is $10, $5 for children 12 and under, and $25 maximum per family, and will be available at the door. For more info, call 401-682-1630 or visit www.Swanhurst.org. 7PM

Sunday, December 18

  • Assabet Valley Mastersingers hosts their annual Messiah Sing. Join them in singing the Christmas portion at First Church Congregational, Marlborough, MA 3:30PM
  • Spirit of Song Ensemble will present the Christmas cantata The Advent of the Messiah, by Mary McDonald and Rose Aspinall. The concert will include a caroling sing-along. For more information, contact Gisele Papas, stanthonypipeorg@aol.com. St. Anthony of Padua Church, New Bedford, MA.  3:30PM
  • The Chorus of Westerly CHRISTMAS POPS. Tickets on sale now: (401) 596-8663 or chorusofwesterly.org. George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High Street, Westerly, RI. Two performances, 4PM and 6PM.

Friday, January 20, 2017

  • Young Men’s Choral Festival, Sapinsley Hall, RI College. 1-8PM.Saturday,
  • Young Men’s Choral Festival Concert. Sapinsley Hall, RI College. 7PM.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

  • Providence Singers will present Music for Chorus & Percussion, a concert at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cranston, RI. A reception follows the concert. 7:30PM.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

  • Providence Singers will present Music for Chorus & Percussion, a concert at St. Mary’s Church in Bristol, RI. 3PM

Saturday, March 25, 2017

  • 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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • Providence Singers presents Scandinavia and Baltics at Central Congregational Church, Providence.  Dr. Christine Noel, conducting. A reception follows the concert. 7:30PM

Sunday, May 14

  • Providence Singers presents Scandinavia and Baltics at St. Mary’s Church, Bristol, RI. Dr. Christine Noel, conducting. 3PM

Sunday, May 21, 2017

  • 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, 2017

  • 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, 2017

  • 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