Thursday, May 31, 2012

Weekend Concert Calendar, 5/31/12

I am in the process of MOVING, so this post is going to be an open thread instead.

Know of a choral concert this weekend? Singing in one yourself? Leave some info!

Rachmaninoff for everyone!

Do you direct a women's chorus? Do you want to support good editions of music written for women? If so, contribute to this project my dear friend (and conductor extraordinaire) Amelia Nagoski is doing. She is producing an edition of Rachmaninoff's "Six Choruses for Women's Voices" with the Russian in IPA. (Hallelujah.) Right now that is not available anywhere, you have to struggle through the Russian yourself, or else use a very clunky transliteration. But Amelia's version will have beautiful clear lovely IPA for you to sing.

You can support her project, and secure a copy of the music when it comes out, by going to her Kickstarter! Kickstarter projects always have a very limited timeframe, so do it today!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekend Concert Calendar, 5/17/12

Oh yeah, it's May. Too many concerts to count!



And on Tuesday, check out the Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus in Watertown at 7 pm. They'll be presenting their spring concert at the First Parish Church of Watertown.

Did I miss something? Want to advertise your own concert? Leave it in the comments!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Weekend Concert Calendar, 5/10/12

Wow, check out that Saturday night. Whew!



Did I miss anything? Leave it in the comments!

Friday, May 04, 2012

Weekend Concert Calendar, 5/3/12

Oh, man. It is one of the busiest choral weekends of the season, and I completely forgot about this yesterday - it's a busy weekend for me too! Rather than the usual, you are just going to get my picks for this weekend - one for each day.

On Friday, go see The Boston Cecilia and their program "Bright Lights on the Horizon." It's at 8 pm at First Church Cambridge, and among other awesome pieces it will feature a premiere of a new work by Scott Wheeler, inspired by Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes and called "Love Songs for Chorus and Piano Four Hands." This is maestro Teeters' last concert with Cecilia before he retires; not to be missed!
I have been hearing some great things about the rehearsals for the Back Bay Chorale's performance of Haydn's The Seasons, so on Saturday, go check that out! They will be at Sanders Theater in Cambridge at 8 pm, and this is going to be a wonderful rendition of that thrilling oratorio.

And on Sunday, there is NO other place to be than at First Parish Arlington, hearing Cantilena sing a program about "Making a Mess!" under my direction! We are going to sing about all kinds of messes, including shipwrecks, heartbreak, Armageddon, environmental disasters - you name it. It is a very fun program, and you won't want to miss it!

Friday cat post!

The title of this is "Cat Alarm Clock" but it's way more amusing than the title suggests.

Anyone have alternate more amusing title suggestions?

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Upcoming Cantilena concert!

*ahem* Cantilena, under the direction of MOI, presents:

Making a Mess Concert Poster -- No mess too large
              or too small for exploration through song!

Featuring the Boston premiere of The Dove Pursues the Griffin
winner of the 2005 New York Treble Singers Composition Competition, 
 composed by our very own soprano, Ashi Day.  
Also featuring the works of Elizabeth Alexander, 
Thomas Arne, Stephen Hatfield, Nancy Telfer, and more!

Joshua T. Lawton, accompanist

First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington Center
7 pm
Sunday, May 6, 2012

For tickets, visit:  The Book Rack | 13 Medford Street, Arlington  Tickets (cash or check only): 
$18 advance | $20 door | 12 students/seniors
For More information, please visit 

or call 781.938.5825