Thursday, June 12, 2008

Weekend Concert Calendar, 6/12/08

The heat wave has broken, and you finally feel like venturing out of the air-conditioning this weekend. Luckily, you have a few more options than last weekend!


The most exciting event this weekend is the Boston Gay Men's Chorus presentation of "extrABBAganza!" in celebration of Pride Week. This will be, and I quote, "The ultimate tribute show to ABBA with the glitter and glam of the 70s." Does that not sound fabulous? It will be Friday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 7:00 pm at the Cutler Majestic Theater (fancy digs!), 219 Tremont St., Boston. If anyone wants to go with me on Sunday, I'm considering going. If I have a partner in crime, it will be that much more likely that I will go!

The Arlington-Belmont Chorale and the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra will present "Strawberry Festival" which will be a Pops concert. It will be at 6:30 pm at the Arlington Town Hall, 730 Mass. Ave (and if I have to tell you what town, go drink some coffee.)


At 2:00 pm the Boston Children's Chorus will present "Rhythm of Culture." This will be at
The Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Boston. Quoting from their website, "Diverse cultures from Africa, Asia, Europe & the Americas will be musically represented through drumming and rhythms. Admission is free."


At 3:00 pm the Canton Choral Society will present their annual spring concert, which will feature Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes. This will be at Canton High School Morse Auditorium, 900 Washington Street, Canton MA.

Also at 3:00 pm, the Hampshire Choral Society & Orchestra will present Bach's Mass in b minor. It's a trek - it's at the John M. Greene Hall, Smith College, Northampton.

Also, don't forget that the Boston Gay Men's Chorus is repeating their Friday performance Sunday evening!


Also, heads-up for next week. On Tuesday, the Masterworks Chorale will host an open sing of the Mozart Requiem. It will be at the National Heritage Museum, Marrett Road and Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA. You can borrow a score for the price of admission, but I suggest you bring your own (never know if they'll run out!)

And on Wednesday, Exsultemus presents a program called "Victoria and the Spanish 'Nation' in Rome," which will include excerpts from Tom├ís Luis de Victoria’s Lamentations for Holy Week. This will be at 7:30 pm at First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA. Exsultemus is a stellar professional group, one of the great musical secrets of Boston, and if you have even the tiniest interest in Renaissance music, you really should go.

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