I am afraid you will be getting a somewhat abbreviated format for the concert calendar this weekend. I am rather overwhelmingly busy, one reason being that...
I am conducting Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe this weekend and next weekend! It will be at MIT, and you should all come see it! Performances will take place on the following dates and times:
Friday, May 1, 8pm; Saturday, May 2, 8pm; Sunday, May 3, 2pm matinee
Thursday, May 7, 8pm; Friday, May 8, 8pm; Saturday, May 9, 2pm matinee
All performances will take place in La Sala de Puerto Rico, on the 2nd floor of the MIT Student Center. For more info, or to reserve tickets online, go here.
The set and costume and lighting design all together is beautiful, and the whole show has come together really well. Last night at the second dress rehearsal I actually relaxed enough to start having a ton of fun conducting, and my orchestra is hot stuff, so I encourage you all to come see it! Also, I get a tiara. The fairy chorus all has tiaras, and the tiara-maker made one for me too, so I get to conduct in a tiara. How cool is that?
Also, don't forget that Cappella Clausura, directed by Amelia LeClair, whom I just interviewed, is also performing this week. They will be singing a program called "La Donna, La Dame," featuring music by Cesis, Assandra, Cozzolani, Margaret of Austria and Jacquet de la Guerre. They will be at Gordon Chapel in Old South Church this Friday, May 1 at 7:30 pm; at the Episcopal Parish of the Messiah on Saturday, May 2 at 8:00 pm; and also at Grace Church in Salem next Sunday, May 10, at 7:30 pm.
7:30 pm: Cappella Clausura
8:00 pm: Iolanthe at MIT
8:00 pm: Boston Cecilia
8:00 pm: Concert Singers of Greater Lynn
8:00 pm: The Holden Choruses of Harvard
4:00 pm: Concord Women's Chorus
7:00 pm: Andover Choral Society
7:00 pm: A Cappella Singers
7:30 pm: Cantemus
8:00 pm: Cappella Clausura
8:00 pm: Iolanthe at MIT
8:00 pm: Cambridge Chamber Singers (I just have to note that this concert features the winner of their annual composition competition, and that winner is Stephen Feigenbaum, who wrote a piece for Anthology's "Songs of Protest and Social Unrest"!)
8:00 pm: Westford Chorus
8:00 pm: Convivium Musicum
2:00 pm: Iolanthe at MIT
2:00 pm: MIT Concert Choir
2:30 pm: Concert Singers of Greater Lynn
4:00 pm: Fine Arts Chorale
4:00 pm: Cantemus
7:00 pm: Cantilena
7:00 pm: Cambridge Chamber Singers (I just have to note that this concert features the winner of their annual composition competition, and that winner is Stephen Feigenbaum, who wrote a piece for Anthology's "Songs of Protest and Social Unrest"!)
7:00 pm: Convivium Musicum
Did I forget anything? Do you want to give more information about one of the concerts already listed? Please leave more info in the comments!