First and foremost, the most exciting thing this weekend is that this Saturday (the last Saturday of Women's History Month) is SWAN Day, Support Women Artists Now Day. There will be arts festivals held all over the world, including one in Rhode Island, where Anthology will be singing! For more information about SWAN Day in general, check out the SWAN Day website (with an awesome video of Sandra Oh!!) For more information about the event in Providence, please check out the Providence MySpace page about the event. It will be at the Artists’ Exchange in Cranston, RI, and Anthology takes the stage at 2:30 pm.
Finding rehearsal time has been a bear recently for Anthology, partly because of Holy Week, and partly because we all have lives. Lucky we're all such top-notch musicians! ;)
So, if you decide not to mosey down to RI this weekend, what else is going on?
I can find no choral performances in MA this Friday. This can't be right - help me out! Anybody know of anything going on?
The concert I will be most sad to miss this weekend (due to being down in RI) is Musica Sacra's concert entitled "Vox Populi: Choral Works from Folk Music of the World." 8:00 pm at First Church Congregational, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge. More information is at their website.
Also on Saturday, the Spectrum Singers perform a concert titled "An American Sampler." The highlight will be Copland's In the Beginning featuring mezzo-soprano Krista River (a singer that Boston Cecilia fans will be familiar with.) 8:00 pm, Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St. - more info at their website.
On Saturday at 8 pm, and again on Sunday at 2 pm, Operatunity is presenting The Magic Flute down at the Orpheum Theater in Foxboro. I know a couple of good voices in the cast - worth the trip!
And if you are looking for some gospel, you can check out the
Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown 20th Pastoral Anniversary Concert at the Union Baptist Church of Cambridge at 6 pm. Directions are here, and a little more information is here.
On Sunday at 3 pm, the Sounds of Stow will perform the Cherubini Requiem in C minor. I'm also pretty bummed I won't be able to make it to this one - I have long wanted to hear a performance of this piece. This will be at the Hale Middle School, Hartley Road @ JCT Rte.117/62 (behind the firehouse) in Stow Center. The Sounds of Stow is remarkable for being a non-auditioned choir that holds itself to amazingly high standards - I've heard them before, and recommend the trip.
If you are in Worcester on Sunday, the Salisbury Singers will present "Choral Treasures of Latin America" at 2:30 pm at St.Peter’s Church, 929 Main Street, Worcester, MA . More information is at their website. (Warning: it's one of those websites with automatic music.)
And in a bit of interesting planning BOTH the Boston Lyric Opera and the Newton Symphony Orchestra are presenting Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel on Sunday. NSO at 7:00 pm at The Rashi Auditorium at 15 Walnut Park, Newton Corner, and the BLO up in Marblehead at 1:30 pm. More details on their respective websites.