I'm happy to announce that I'll be performing in the first concert series with the new group Zefiro. We are based in Providence, and we'll be performing two concerts this weekend and one next weekend. We're doing a concert of Marian Antiphons, with music by Byrd, Victoria, Cornysh, Dufay, and others (including a dash of Poulenc.) There is some really flashy music on the program (hello, Cornysh!) and all of it is gorgeous, and you should come hear us! In twenty years you will be able to say you were there when it all started!
We will be performing on Friday at 8:00 pm in Providence at St. Stephen's Church, 114 George St., Providence, RI. We will also be performing in Somerville on Sunday at 4:00 pm, when we will be at the Nave Gallery, at Clarendon Hill Church, 155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville. (And next Friday we will also be performing at 8 pm in Somerville, at the Brickbottom Gallery.)
Zefiro! 8 pm! St. Stephen's Church, Providence!
The Blind Boys of Alabama are in town, and it doesn't look like they're sold out yet, although I expect that could happen any minute. They are legend; you don't want to miss them. They will be performing at 8 pm at Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. Brought to Boston by WorldMusic.
At 3:46 pm (ahem): Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday dear currentconductor, happy birthday to me!
My beloved college madrigal group, the Williams College Elizabethans, are on their spring tour! They will be performing at 4:00 pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, 582 Pleasant St., Belmont.
The Boston Children's Chorus, in collaboration with Winsor Music, will present the premiere of a new work by John Heiss. Also on the program will be music by Telemann, J. S. Bach, and James Matheson. This will be at 8 pm at Follen Community Church, 755 Mass Ave, Lexington.
The adult choir of St. Paul Parish will perform Faure's Requiem. This will be at 3:00 pm at St. Paul Church at the corner of Bow & Arrow Sts., Harvard Square, Cambridge.
Zefiro! 4 pm! The Nave Gallery, Clarendon Hill Church, 155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville!
Ars et Amici, under directors Sheila Beardslee and Libor Dudas, will present a concert preview of the program they will take on their Croatian tour. Featuring Medieval, Renaissance & early Baroque works by Dunstable, Anonymous, Byrd, Tallis, Coperario, Morley, Maschera, Gastoldi, Gabrieli, Scarlatti, Aichinger, Purcell and others. This will be at 4:30 pm at the Church of the Holy Nativity, 8 Nevin Rd, South Weymouth.
The King’s Chapel Choir, Soloists, and Orchestra will perform “A Bach Celebration.” They will present Cantata 21, part I, "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis"; the motet "Fürchte dich nicht"; and the Mass in G Major. This will be at 5:00 pm at King’s Chapel, at the corner of School and Tremont Streets, Boston.
The Oriana Consort will present “Miracles of Spring: Choral music for Easter and Passover from the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 20th centuries”. The program will include works by Bach, Delalande, Philips, Pärt, Yehezkel Brain, and Frank Ticheli's beautiful piece "There Will Be Rest." If you want to learn more about the program, go read and/or listen to my interview with director Walter Chapin! This will be at 5:00 pm at Swedenborg Chapel, 50 Quincy St., Cambridge.
And it's not choral, but FOUR composers that I think quite highly of and who all composed works for Anthology's last concert are having premieres on the same concert! This Sunday there will be a SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now Day) festival at the Community Music Center of Boston, and Erin Huelskamp, Eva Kendrick, Ivana Lisak, and Carol Lubowski will all be having works performed. It should be a good time! This will be at 7 pm at Allen Hall, Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Ave., Boston.
And finally, there's a big children's choral event coming up this Tuesday.
The Big Sing will feature: 8 Massachusetts Children’s Choirs All Together Now Festival Chorus (Rachael Barlow and Christina Kennedy, Directors); the Boston Children’s Chorus Concert Chorus (Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director); the Boston City Singers Concert Chorus (Jane Money, Artistic Director); the Boston City Singers Jamaica Plain Advanced Training Chorus (Tom Morris, Director); the John Marshall School Children’s Chorus (June Ambush, Director); the Peabody School Early Bird Singers (Wendy Silverberg, Director); the St. Mary’s School Choir (Yelena Gridneva, Director); and the St. Teresa of Avila Children’s Choir (Sophia Korniyasov, Director). It will be on Tuesday at 6:30 pm, at St. Cecilia Parish, 18 Belvidere St., Boston.
Did I miss anything? Leave it in the comments!