Event Schedule

Updated December 5, 2016

Choral Events

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 Greater Tiverton Community Chorus will present An American Christmas at St. John the Baptist Church, 945 Main Road, Westport, MA.  Beth Armstrong, director. 7:30PM
  • 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
  • Brown University Chorus will present Handel’s Messiah (Part 1) with members of Community Musicworks and student vocal soloists. Frederick Jodry, conducting. Sayles Hall, Main Green. 8PM

Saturday, December 10

  • The Greater Tiverton Community Chorus will present An American Christmas at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 265 Stafford Road, Tiverton, RI. Beth Armstrong, director. 3PM
  • The Falmouth Chorale and the Cape Cod Children’s Chorus will present ‘Tis the Seasons at First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street, Falmouth, MA.  John Yankee, conducting. For more information, please visit www.falmouthchoral.org or call 774-392-2383.  Two performances, starting 4PM and 7:30PM.
  • Oure Pleasure Singers celebrate the Christmas with a wintry mix of carols and choral music. The program will feature works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Tomás Luis de Victoria, William L. Dawson and more. The performance will be followed by light refreshments. $10 suggested donation. Second Congregational Church, UCC, 50 Park St, Attleboro, MA.  4PM
  • 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 Falmouth Chorale and the Cape Cod Children’s Chorus will present ‘Tis the Seasons  at First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street, Falmouth, MA. John Yankee, conducting. For more information, please visit www.falmouthchoral.org or call 774-392-2383.  3PM
  • Cumberland Lincoln Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman, will present a concert of classical and popular holiday music at Wesley United Methodist Church, Lincoln, RI For more information, please visit www.clccmusic.org. 3PM
  • 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
  • The Greenwood Concert Choir presents Come! Let Us Adore Him.  Christmas favorites from the Greenwood Concert Choir, children’s choir, vocal soloists, handbells, and more. Free admission, freewill offering. Greenwood Community Church, 805 Main Avenue, Warwick. Please visit www.greenwoodconcertchoir.org for more information. 5PM

Thursday, December 15

  • Christmas on the Point, a concert of organ music, choir and instrumental selections, and congregational caroling along with a traditional reading of the Christmas story.  The Professional Choristers of the Choir School of Newport County, St. John’s Adult Choir and guest soloists. Peter Stolzfus Berton, directing. Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 61 Washington St, Newport, RI.  7PM

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

  • West Bay Chorale will present A Celtic Christmas Celebration at Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston, RI.  Admission: $12.00 Adults $6.00 Children. 3PM
  • Rhode Island’s ballet theatre (RIbt) performs its Newport Holiday show at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody Street in Newport, RI.  The dance performance includes the storybook children’s ballet “Alice in Wonderland” as well as excerpts from the traditional Nutcracker. They will be joined by The Professional Choristers from The Choir School of Newport. Reserve seating tickets are priced at $25 and are available online at RIbt’s website www.riballet.org. 3PM
  • Cumberland Lincoln Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr Judith Lynn Stillman, will present a concert of classical and popular holiday music at Trinity Episcopal Church, Wrentham, MA. For more information, please visit www.clccmusic.org. 3PM
  • Assabet Valley Mastersingers hosts their annual Messiah Sing. Join them in singing the Christmas portion at First Church Congregational, Marlborough, MA. For more information, please visit www.avmsingers.org.  3:30PM
  • Spirit of Song Ensemble will present the Christmas cantata Jesus! 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.
  • GMChorale Chamber Singers join forces with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at the Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School in a performance of Handel’s Messiah. Joseph D’Eugenio, conducting. Please visit www.gmchorale.org for tickets or call 860-316-4854 for further information. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for students. Special discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.  Middletown, CT.  5PM

Saturday, December 24

  • Candlelit Christmas Eve services at Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 61 Washington Street, Newport RI.  5pm and 10pm.

Sunday, December 25

  • A Christmas Morning Celebration with Carols at Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 61 Washington Street, Newport RI. (Incense-free service.) 9AM

 

January 8, 2017

  • The Greater New Bedford Choral Society, Gerald P. Dyck, Director, and Dwight Thomas, accompanist, will present its winter choral concert on Sunday, January 8, at the First Unitarian Church of New Bedford. The concert will include a seldom-heard work Gloria In Excelsis by Guiseppe Carcani with a chamber orchestra and guest soloists Gabriel Alfieri and Brendan Buckley. Also included are shorter works by Mendelssohn, Rutter, Paulus, Lauridsen, Copland and others. Tickets are $15 at the door – children 12 and under admitted free.  3PM

Friday, January 20, 2017

  • Young Men’s Choral Festival, Sapinsley Hall, RI College. 1-8PM
  • Young Men’s Choral Festival Concert. Sapinsley Hall, RI College. 7PM
  • Sine Nomine choral ensemble presents Johannes Brahms alternative edition of his beloved German Requiem with four hand accompaniment on one piano. This intimate and transparent version premiered in London in 1871. Soloists Philip Lima, baritone and Jennifer Caraluzzi, soprano, with pianists Patrice Newman and I-Ying. St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 50 Orchard St., Providence. www.sinenominechoir.org   7:30PM

Saturday, January 21

  • Sine Nomine choral ensemble presents Johannes Brahms alternative edition of his beloved German Requiem with four hand accompaniment on one piano. This intimate and transparent version premiered in London in 1871. Soloists Philip Lima, baritone and Jennifer Caraluzzi, soprano, with pianists Patrice Newman and I-Ying. Grace Episcopal Church,133 School Street, New Bedford, MA www.sinenominechoir.org    7:30PM

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

 


Ongoing Open Rehearsals

  • 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