Event Schedule

Updated March 24, 2017
  • Saturday, March 25
  • Morrell Music Services Presents Celtic Song: A Celebration of Love and Light. A women’s quintet will perform a concert of Celtic music to benefit the Swansea Women’s Center at The Swanse Grange, 65 Milford Road, Swansea, MA. Tickets are $12 and can be reserved by calling 774-264-9094.  7PM
  • 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. For more information call 401-521-5670 or visit www.ricco.org.   The Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence. 7:30PM

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

Thursday, March 30

  • Poet and librettist Nancy Meneely will present her a reading with slide projections and music,of the libretto for Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio.  Sarah Meneely-Kyder, the Letter from Italy composer, will join her sister for a conversation with the audience. This event is part of a series of eight Community Conversations prior to the Hartford Premiere of Letter from Italy, 1944, to be presented by the combined voices of GMChorale and Hartford Chorale, with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, at The Bushnell on May 4, 2017 (visit www.bushnell.org for tickets). Commissioned by GMChorale and composed and written by Sarah Meneely-Kyder and Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely, the oratorio is based on the true story of their father, Dr. John K. Meneely, who returned from war suffering from what we now call PTSD. The lecture will take place at KF Room, Mortensen Library, University of Hartford. This series is open to the public; the cost for the series is $80 for the general public and $65 for Fellows. Register at http://library.hartford.edu/presidentscollege/ For further information, visit www.gmchorale.org. 2:00-3:30PM

Thursday, April 6

  • A lecture entitled “Looking at PTSD” will be present by Dr. Jason DeViva, a clinical psychologist with VA Connecticut Healthcare’s PTSD and Anxiety Disorders Program and Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine. This is the final section in an eight-event series of Community Conversations about the upcoming premier of Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio, to be presented by the combined voices of GMChorale and Hartford Chorale, with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, at The Bushnell on May 4, 2017 (visit www.bushnell.org for tickets). Commissioned by GMChorale and composed and written by Sarah Meneely-Kyder and Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely, the oratorio is based on the true story of their father, Dr. John K. Meneely, a WWII combat medic in the Army’s fabled 10th Mountain Division, who returned from war suffering from what we now call PTSD. The lecture will take place at KF Room, Mortensen Library, University of Hartford. This series is open to the public; the cost for the series is $80 for the general public and $65 for Fellows. Register at http://library.hartford.edu/presidentscollege/ For further information, visit www.gmchorale.org. 2:00-3:30PM

Friday, April 7

  • 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

Saturday, April 8

  • West Bay Chorale’s pop-up coffee house, one night only! Music, readings, and original works.
    $15 Admission, to benefit West Bay Chorale. Coffee, tea, and baked goodies. For more info visit www.westbaychorale.org. Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston, RI. 7PM

Good Friday, April 14

  • St. John Passion by contemporary British composer Bob Chilcott. Central Congregational Church Adult choir and soloists with viola, cello, timpani and organ; Patrick Aiken Choirmaster and Organist. This  new setting of the passion text includes five new congregational hymn tunes to sing to familiar lenten hymn texts. Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell Street, Providence, RI; centralchurch.us; 401-331-1960  12:00 NOON

Saturday, April 22.

  • The Chorus of Westerly will present An Evening of Music with Brian Cheney, a unique benefit event taking place in George Kent Performance Hal. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, raffle prizes and performance by the critically acclaimed tenor, Brian Cheney. All proceeds will support the Chorus of Westerly’s artistic and educational programs. Tickets are $40 and include dinner and the concert. Visit www.chorusofwesterly.org, call 401.596.8663, or visit the Kent Hall Box Office, 119 High Street, Westerly. 6PM

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

  • The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra will hold a gala event to mark RICCO’s 60th anniversary and Edward Markward’s 30th season as music director. Dinner, dancing, and silent auction to benefit the Chorale. $100 per person, black tie optional. Contact Steve Miller for more information at 401-477-9316 or email stevenmiller@gmail.com. Quidnesset Country Club, North Kingstown, RI. 6PM cocktails, 7PM dinner.
  • 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

  • West Bay Chorale presents “Let Freedom Ring“- An Evening of Patriotic Favorites featuring American Mass, selections by Copland, stirring songs and Americana folk tunes. $12 Admission. Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston, RI. For more info, visit www.westbaychorale.org. 3PM
  • 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

Friday, May 19

  • The Newport Navy Choristers will present “Proudly We Sing”, a concert to benefit the Edward King House Senior Center. Included in the program will be songs that have been historically associated with our nation’s wars and armed conflicts from Revolutionary times to the present. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Seniors and Children, and can be reserved by calling the Edward King House at (401) 846-7426. Tickets will also be available at the door on the evening of the performance. St. Lucy’s Church in Middletown, RI.  7:30PM

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
  • The Greater New Bedford Choral Society, directed by Gerald P. Dyck and accompanied by Dwight Thomas, will present its spring concert, which will be the final concert of  Director Dyck’s  43-year tenure. The program includes compositions he has written for the Choral Society: “Line from Milton’s L’Allegro and Il Penserosa,” a dramatic setting of Vachel Lindsay’s “Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight,” and two shorter and lighter works: “The Lobster Quadrille” and A “Humoresque Parody.” The chorus will be joined by a chamber orchestra and a quartet of vocal soloists. Tickets are $15 ($5 for children 12 and under) and are available from any chorister or at the door. A farewell reception follows the concert. First Unitarian Church of New Bedford. 7:30PM

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.

Friday, June 2

  • The Providence Gay Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Kim Kuda, presents The Rat Pack is Back!” This tribute to three of the coolest cats of all time–Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin–celebrates their achievements as a group and as individual entertainers. Greenwich Odeum Theatre, East Greenwich, RI. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.provgmc.org and at the door. 7pm

Saturday, June 3

  • The Providence Gay Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Kim Kuda, presents The Rat Pack is Back!” This tribute to three of the coolest cats of all time–Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin–celebrates their achievements as a group and as individual entertainers. Greenwich Odeum Theatre, East Greenwich, RI. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.provgmc.org and at the door. 7pm
  • 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.  For more information, please call 401-521-5670 or visit www.ricco.org. The Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence. 7:30PM

Sunday, June 4

  • The Providence Gay Men’s Chorus, under the direction of Kim Kuda, presents The Rat Pack is Back!” This tribute to three of the coolest cats of all time–Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin–celebrates their achievements as a group and as individual entertainers. Greenwich Odeum Theatre, East Greenwich, RI. Tickets are $25 and available online at www.provgmc.org and at the door. 4pm

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