Thursday, April 07, 2011

Weekend Concert Calendar, 4/7/11

Yours truly will be singing this weekend, down in Providence at the RISD Museum with Schola Cantorum. If you want to come to this concert on Saturday night (in the museum's newly opened Renaissance gallery, with a wine and cheese reception to follow) you should reserve a space by e-mailing Pam Kimel (first initial, last name at Or you can just wait until next weekend, when we will be singing this program in Boston on Saturday and Cohasset on Sunday! Check us out in the Providence Journal.

Friday: Boy, I can't find any choral music for Friday night! It's OK, though, I know how you can get your fix. Longy grads Michelle Vachon and Rachael Chagat are performing Pergolesi's Stabat Mater at St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge at 7 pm. And it's free! Here's the Facebook event.

Saturday: How about some more free music? The Harvard Early Music Society is presenting "Voices and Viols: Music of Sch├╝tz and Buxtehude." The program will include selections from Buxtehude's masterpiece Membra Jesu Nostri. This concert is free, at 8 pm at the Holden Chapel in Harvard Yard (next to Harvard Square, Cambridge.)

Also on Saturday: Boston Children's Chorus, Neponset Choral Society, WomenSong.

Sunday: On Sunday, in addition to a whole plethora of other delightful options, we have one concert that I am really sad to be missing. I hope someone goes and tells me about it, please? At Sanders Theatre at 2 pm, there will be a concert called "Middle East Harmonies: A Musical Dialogue Between Arab and Israeli Cultures." The program will feature the Zamir Chorale, and original members of Bustan Abraham, the famed Arab-Jewish Israeli ensemble. The program also includes performances by the Boston City Singers, an inner-city youth chorus, renowned Turkish musician Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, and Lebanese vocalist Mireille Tannous. For more information, go here.

Also on Sunday: Dedham Choral Society, Exsultemus, Harvard University Choir, Jameson Singers, Libana, Neponset Choral Society, Oriana Consort, WomenSong.

This weekend, and on Tuesday, the Massachusetts branch of the ACDA is hosting 3 meetings of "The Big Sing" at various places around the state; all children and youth choirs are invited to participate.

On Monday, the BU Symphony and Chorus will perform Mendelssohn's Elijah.

And on Tuesday, Tufts Early Music Ensemble will perform a free concert at 8 pm, and the Children's Choir of the Paris National Opera will be at King's Chapel.

Did I miss anything? Leave it in the comments!


  1. Great job at RISD! Enjoyed the concert!

  2. @ Eden:

    Thanks, it was so nice to get a chance to meet you!


  4. @ Eden:

    Thanks for the nice review! (Tried to figure out how to comment on your blog, but couldn't figure out how to log on, sorry!)