Here it is, your weekend concert calendar!
May I especially call your attention to the Anthology concert on Friday night at 8 pm at First Church Boston, in which yours truly will be singing! (If you like this blog, consider coming out to support its author and hearing me sing. Eh? It will be a rip-roaring good time!)
Thursday (yes, Thursday!):
7:30 pm: Zefiro; Works of Victoria and Gesualdo; Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill.
8:00 pm: Anthology; "Men in Uniform," songs about soldiers, sailors, cowboys, and more; First Church Boston, Boston.
8:00 pm: Boston Choral Ensemble; Thomas Jennefelt’s Villarosa Sequences; First Church Congregational, Cambridge.
8:00 pm: Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus; "Messiah (Part 1: The Christmas Story)"; Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge.
8:00 pm: Back Bay Chorale; Music from Italy, including Pizzetti's Messa Di Requiem; Emmanuel Church, Boston.
8:00 pm: Tufts Third Day Gospel Choir; Annual Fall Concert; Granoff Music Center, Tufts University, Somerville.
7:00 pm: MIT Chamber Chorus; Italian art songs from the 15th and 16th centuries; Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge.
7:30 pm: Sine Nomine; "Music for Voices and Viols"; Sacred Heart Church, Fall River.
8:00 pm: Spectrum Singers; "A Child is Born! Festive Baroque Masterworks heralding the holiday season," including Bach, Schütz, and Sweelinck; First Church Congregational, Cambridge. (Note: there will be a pre-concert lecture at 7 pm by Steven Ledbetter.)
8:00 pm: Mystic Chorale; "Inspiration" concert, led by Nick Page and Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock; Converse Hall at Tremont Temple, Boston.
8:00 pm: Brookline Chorus; English Cathedral Classics by Parry, Britten, Tavener, Finzi, and more; All Saints Parish, Brookline.
8:00 pm: Newton Choral Society; "Franz Josef Haydn's St. Cecilia Mass"; Our Lady Help of Christians, Newton.
8:00 pm: WomenSong and Joyful Noyse; Baroque music including works by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Charpentier, deTorres, and Carissimi; All Saints Episcopal Church, West Newbury.
2:30 pm: Fine Arts Chorale; Mozart's Requiem; Old South Union Church, South Weymouth.
2:30 pm: Boston Choral Ensemble; Thomas Jennefelt’s Villarosa Sequences; Old South Church, Boston.
3:00 pm: Trio Mediaeval; Songs and ballads Norway, Sweden, and England; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.
3:00 pm: Sounds of Stow Festival Chorus and Orchestra; Works of Mendelssohn and Haydn; Hale Middle School, Stow, MA.
3:00 pm: Sine Nomine; "Music for Voices and Viols"; Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River.
3:30 pm: Mystic Chorale; "Inspiration" concert, led by Nick Page and Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock; Converse Hall at Tremont Temple, Boston.
4:00 pm: Heritage Chorale; "Masterpieces by Mendelssohn"; St. Mark's School, Southborough.
4:00 pm: WomenSong and Joyful Noyse; Baroque music including works by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Charpentier, deTorres, and Carissimi; Payson Park Church, Belmont.
5:15 pm: Recorders/Early Music MetroWest presents Susan Hellauer of Anonymous 4 and workshop participants; "Medieval Chant: "Sarum" Ladymass"; Church of Our Saviour, Brookline.
7:00 pm: Lorelei Ensemble; "New Light, New Growth," new and early music for women's voices; First Parish, Malden.
7:00 pm: St. Matthew's Festival Choir and Brass; "Of Praise and Promise," a musical celebration in honor of St. Cecilia; St. Matthews United Methodist Church, Acton.
Also, this is the last weekend to see the Boston Opera Collaborative's production of The Crucible; it's Thursday through Sunday at 7:30 pm. Got a good review in the Globe!
Oof. Boy, in November and December this weekly calendar starts to take a LOT of time. Did I miss anything? Leave it in the comments!