Friday, March 04, 2011

Weekend Concert Calendar, 3/3/11

March is here! Be a concert-going lion!

Friday: The Lorelei Ensemble, a group of professional female singers, will be presenting a program called "By Women, For Women," directed by Beth Willer and featuring new music by Abbie Betinis, Erin Huelskamp, Mary Montgomery Koppel and Libby Larsen, as well as old favorites by Hildegard and Strozzi, among others. I've heard this group in performance, and they are hot stuff. On Friday night at 8 they will be at the Emmanuel College Chapel in Boston; they'll also be performing on Sunday in Wenham.

Also on Friday: Boston Baroque, Boston Choral Ensemble, Braintree Choral Society.

Saturday: The Back Bay Chorale is performing Rachmaninoff's Vespers. One of the town's best choruses; one of the world's most beloved beautiful choral pieces. What more need be said? At Emmanuel Church in Boston at 8 pm.

Also on Saturday: Boston Baroque, Choral Art Society, Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society, Spectrum Singers.

Sunday: Check out the Boston Choral Ensemble and their program "The Door to Paradise," exploring 20th-century British choral music. Get your Howells fix here! 2:30 pm (notice the start time) at Old South Church in Boston. Also on Friday night in Cambridge.

Also on Sunday: Choirs of First Parish Westwood and United Church Walpole, Concordia Concert, Coro Allegro, Lorelei Ensemble.

Later this week, the Kenyon College Chamber Singers will be in Needham on Tuesday during their spring tour.

Did I miss anything? Leave it in the comments!

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