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The Boston Choral Ensemble season opener is entitled “French Connection: Fête”. It has as its centerpiece the stunning Mass in G by Francis Poulenc. Composed in 1937 this landmark work for unaccompanied eight-voice choir is one of the twentieth century’s most challenging choral works. The concert is framed as a festival service as might have been sung at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and Poulenc’s masterpiece is on the program with Maurice Duruflé’s beautiful Motets on Gregorian Themes, and works by Messiaen and Langlais. https://<a href="http://www.bostonchoral.org/2017-2018-season/" target="_blank">www.bostonchoral.org/2017-2018-season/</a>
Boston Choral Ensemble, dir. Andrew Shenton
Works by Francis Poulenc; Maurice Duruflé; Messiaen; Langlais
Boston's Basilica

Contact: administrator@bostonchoral.org
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Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Opera The Pilgrim’s Progress October 27 & 28, and November 3 & 4 at 7:30PM Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA Gloriæ Dei Cantores and Elements Theatre Company present Ralph Vaughan Williams’s opera, The Pilgrim’s Progress, fully staged with orchestra and guest soloists at the Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA. For the first time in twelve years, the production is returning to a New England stage. The opera will draw an international audience into a timeless story portraying the universal journey of humanity’s search for spiritual redemption. The Pilgrim’s Progress is the featured event of an international symposium celebrating the arts and commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Sponsored in part by the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust of London, it will be the first fully staged performance of the opera worldwide since performed in London in 2012. A limited number of tickets are available! Tickets; $40
Gloriae Dei Cantores and Elements Theatre Company
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Church of the Transfiguration

a one hour free organ recital by the organist of the Oratoire Saint-Joseph, Montreal, Canada, on the magnificent Taylor & Boody organ at College of the Holy Cross
Vincent Boucher
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Saint Joseph Memorial Chapel - College of the Holy Cross
free admssion
Contact: please call (508) 793-2296
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The Choir of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church and an instrumental ensemble, conducted by Dan McKinley, will present Dan Forrest's "Requiem for the Living" as the service music for the annual All Souls Eucharist. Reception afterward.
Choir of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church; Dan McKinley, Organist & Choirmaster
Works by Dan Forrest
Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church

Contact: Dan McKinley
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Haydn Paukenmesse - Mass in Time of War<br> Haydn Symphony 104 (London)<br> Hymn Finlandia with original orchestral accpt<br> Bach & Handel Oboe Concerti<br> Color Guard
First U Festival Choir, orchestra, organ, timpani - Will Sherwood, director
Works by http://firstumusic.com/organ
First Unitarian Church

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Program of American and French music in the Organ Recital and Concert Series of Music at St. Anthony's, 2017-2018. Organ by Casavant, 1912.
Rosalind Mohnsen, organist
Works by Titcomb, Bingham, Buck, Foote, Franck, Guilmant, Vierne, Lemmens
St. Anthony of Padua Church

Contact: www.musicatsaintanthonys.org
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The Trinity Choirs will perform the Gabriel Fauré Requiem, a choral setting of the Mass for the Dead during the evening Holy Eucharist on All Souls Sunday. Fauré wrote of this work, "Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest."
Trinity Church Choir/Richard Webster
Works by Gabriel Fauré
Trinity Church Boston

On Sunday, November 11th, 2017 at 8 pm Assabet Valley Mastersingers with orchestra will present the concert “Praise from the Royal Courts” under the baton of Artistic Director Robert P. Eaton at Congregation B’Nai Shalom, 117 East Main Street in Westborough. Two enjoyable selections from G.F. Handel’s creative and prolific tenure in England are Chandos Anthem #11 Let God Arise and Chandos Anthem #6 As Longs the Hart. The Te Deum of Marc-Antoine Charpentier will bring the concert to a majestic and festive conclusion. Vocal soloists soprano Jessica Cooper, mezzo Catherine Hedberg, tenor Charles Blandy and baritone Thomas Jones will complete the ensemble.
Dr. Robert P. Eaton/ Assabet Valley Mastersingers
Works by Handel and Charpentier
Congregation B'Nai Shalom
Veterans admittedd free for this concert
Contact: Alene Cole 978-562-9838
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Ron Rhode
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Shanklin Music Hall
$15 for age 18 and under
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Northern Harmony, the unique world music choir based in Vermont, comes to the Trinity Church of Boston for the first time on Sunday November 12th 2017, presenting singing workshops at 1pm, and a concert of the ensemble at 3pm. The sixteen brilliant singers of Northern Harmony present a thrilling mix of world harmony traditions including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Corsica, and the Balkans, American shape-note singing and quartet gospel, and Renaissance motets. In the workshop they will pay close attention to the distinctive authentic vocal timbres and body language associated with the various singing traditions.
Northern Harmony
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Trinity Church Boston
$15 suggested donation for workshop
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“Anglo-Catholicism: Uncovering Roots,” A Mini-Conference<p/> Richard Ayleward: Responses, A. Herbert Brewer: Evening Service in D Major, John Sheppard: O God, be merciful unto us, Charles Villiers Stanford: Beati quorum via, op 38, no 3
The Choir of the Church of the Advent
Works by Ayleward, Brewer, Sheppard, Stanford
The Church of the Advent

Contact: emerson@theadventboston.org
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A Special "Mini-Conference" in advance of the American Academy of Religion Meeting in Boston<p/> Sermon by the Rev. Prof. Andrew McGowan, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale<p/> Featuring the Music of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Missa Brevis, Thomas Tomkins: O Sing unto the Lord a New Song, Matthew Martin: Laudate Dominum
The Choir of the Church of the Advent, Mark Dwyer, Katelyn Emerson
Works by Palestrina, Tompkins, and Martin
The Church of the Advent

Contact: emerson@theadventboston.org
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Concerto pour orgue, cordes et timbales, Francis Poulenc Sonata I Andante e molto semplice, for Organ and Strings, Daniel Pinkham World Premiere of "The Lord Is My Light" for mezzo-soprano and string orchestra by Richard J. Clark Jaime Korkos has been heard worldwide, including performing with Gare St. Lazare Ireland, The Boston Lyric opera, St. Louis Opera, Odyssey Opera. She has been a soloist with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and is a recipient of the prestigious Artist Diploma at the New England Conservatory. Timothy Edward Smith has been heard on NPR’s “Pipedrams” and has performed with The Boston Symphony Orchestra under Director Seiji Ozawa. He has released three compact discs on the Raven label, including a program of French music entitled “Pipes and Angels,” recorded in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Together with Theodore Gilbert, he designed and built the Smith & Gilbert Organ at St. Cecilia Parish, Boston. This organ has been called “Cavaillé-Coll-e
Timothy E. Smith, organ, Jaime Korkos, mezzo-soprano, Richard J. Clark, Director
Works by Poulenc, Pinkham, Rutter, Byrd, Stainer, Durufle, Palestrina, Clark,
St. Cecilia Church

Contact: Richard Clark
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Concerto pour orgue, cordes et timbales, Francis Poulenc Sonata I Andante e molto semplice, for Organ and Strings, Daniel Pinkham World Premiere of "The Lord Is My Light" for mezzo-soprano and string orchestra by Richard J. Clark Additional works by Rutter, Byrd, Stainer, Durufle, Palestrina
Timothy E. Smith, organ, Jaime Korkos, mezzo-soprano, Richard J. Clark, Director
Works by Poulenc, Pinkham, Rutter, Byrd, Stainer, Durufle, Palestrina, Clark,
St. Cecilia Church

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Clark Wilson, accompaniest
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The Hanover Theatre for the Perfomring Arts

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4:30 pm, Jonathan Wessler performs a program of Franck, Howells & Mendelssohn<p/> 5:00 pm, The Choir of the Church of the Advent will sing Evensong, featuring Richard Ayleward: Responses, A. Herbert Brewer: Evening Service in D Major, Stephen Paulus: The Road Home, and Maurice Greene: Lord, let me know mine end<p/> A light supper to follow, long-time friend of the Advent Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff will speak to us about his experiences and perceptions regarding Muslim/Christian Relations in the Middle-East, as well as his perceptions of the same in the West. Don't miss this timely and important discussion!
The Choir of the Church of the Advent, Jonathan Wessler, Mark Dwyer, Ross Wood
Works by Franck, Howells, Mendelssohn, Ayleward, Brewer, Paulus, Greene
The Church of the Advent

Contact: emerson@theadventboston.org
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Are your choir members having trouble doing what they used to do? This workshop will give you tools to help your older singers improve tone, stamina and blend, and will also address the topic of vocal health. You will learn exercises for promoting good posture, free breathing, and the release of counterproductive tensions. Jay Lane will be giving this workshop at Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street in Andover MA 01810, in the Choir Room downstairs at the Cochran Chapel. Members are also invited to bring a favorite Advent or Christmas anthem to share. To help with the organization of the event, please register by sending an email to Alain Bojarski (alain.bojarski@comcast.net) or by calling him at 978-263-3979. Jay Lane is a Certified McClosky Voice Technician and Master Teacher at the McClosky Institute of Voice, where he has been on the faculty since 2006. He teaches voice students of all levels, specializing in improving aging voices and in helping those with vocal disorders.
Jay Lane
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Phillips Academy - Cochran Chapel

Renowned organist Patricia Snyder will present a varied program of works highlighting the versatility of the instrument. The concert will be preceded by a 30-minute talk given by the instrument’s designer, Lynn A. Dobson, and audience members are invited to greet both the performer and builder at a reception following the recital. The concert is co-sponsored by the Worcester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is free and open to the public. 3:30 pm Pre-concert talk 4:00 pm Concert Program FREE admission About the Dobson Organ, Opus 69 The organ at Pakachoag is unique among the variety of significant organs in Worcester in that it is currently the only example of Dobson’s work in Massachusetts. Although designed for the relatively small setting of Pakachoag’s Great Hall, the organ is large enough to support a full range of recital literature, as well as function as a service and teaching instrument. The two-manual organ features mechanical key action and elec
Patricia Snyder, organist/Lynn Dobson, pre-concert talk
Works by https://www.facebook.com/events/1486271281466640/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22pa
Great Hall at Pakachoag Church

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A French Fest! The recital will feature music from French composers for organ, including Marchand, Balbastre, Lefébure-Wely, Franck, Saint-Saëns
Diane Meredith Belcher
Works by The recital will feature music from French composers for organ, including Marchand, Balbastre, Lefébure-Wely, Franck, Saint-Saëns
Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church

Contact: majordrmus@yahoo.com
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Works of Beethoven, Franck and Debussy. A founding member of Yo-Yo Ma’s famed Silk Road Project and the Knights Orchestra, violinist Colin Jacobsen is “born to the instrument and its sweet, lyrical possibilities” (New York Times) and “one of the most interesting figures on the classical music scene” (Washington Post).
Colin Jacobsen, violinist, and Alan Murchie, pianist
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St. James's Episcopal Church
Free for under 18
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This newly-formed ensemble of professional singers and instrumentalists, drawn from the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, Trinity Church in Copley Square, and the Church of the Advent, will perform organ, instrumental, and choral music of Johann Sebastian Bach, including Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, the motet "Lobet den Herrn", and Cantata 47. They will be joined by the All Saints' Boys Choir. This is the first-ever collaboration between the music program of All Saints' Church and Ashmont Hill Chamber Music, and will be directed by All Saints' organist and choirmaster, Andrew P. Sheranian. <a href="http://www.ahchambermusic.org/concerts" target="_blank">http://www.ahchambermusic.org/concerts</a>
The Bach Project. Andrew Sheranian, director
Works by Johann Sebastian Bach
The Parish of All Saints - Ashmont

Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bach-project-tickets-35508016433
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Olav Chris Henriksen will play a selection of 17th-century Italian toccatas, canzonas, ciacconas and dances by Frescobaldi, Colista, Kapsperger, Foscarini and Valdambrini, among others. There will also be a battle piece by Pierre Gaultier.
Olav Chris Henriksen, lute, theorbo & baroque guitar
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Somerville Museum
children admitted free
Contact: For more information, call (617) 666-9810 or go to www.somervillemuseum.org
You are invited to the opening concert of a new season of our Sacred Music Series at St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish in Clinton on Sunday, November 26th at 3:00pm, as we welcome back world class organist and friend of St. John's, Sean Redrow. Joined by our music director Marc DeMille, he will present a program of chants, hymns and organ works dedicated to all the faithful departed. During the month of November, we are especially reminded of the need to pray for the souls of our beloved dead. Please join us for this hour-long opportunity to perform this spiritual act of mercy, while listening to beautiful music. As always, admission is free and families are welcome. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the parish and the musicians. St. John's is located at 80 Union St. (Routes 62 and 70) in Clinton, and is ramp accessible.
Sean Redrow, organist with Marc DeMille, vocalist
Works by Bach, Brahms, Mulet, chant
St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish

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You are invited to the opening of a new season of our Sacred Music Series at St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish in Clinton on Sunday, November 26th at 3:00pm, as we welcome back world class organist and friend of St. John's, Sean Redrow. Joined by our music director Marc DeMille, he will present a program of chants, hymns and organ works dedicated to all the faithful departed. During the month of November, we are especially reminded of the need to pray for the souls of our beloved dead. Please join us for this hour-long opportunity to perform this spiritual act of mercy, while listening to beautiful music. As always, admission is free and families are welcome. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the parish and the musicians. St. John's is located at 80 Union St. (Routes 62 and 70) in Clinton, and is ramp accessible.
Sean Redrow, organist with Marc DeMille, vocalist
Works by Bach, Brahms, Mulet, chant
St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish

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Fresh musical arrangements for the holidays with Worcester Polytech Jazz orchestra, the mighty Hook organ, and a sing-along. Free. Bring a bag lunch or purchase one there. Co-sponsored by Worcester Chapter AGO.
WPI Jazz Ensemble
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Mechanics Hall

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Welcome the Christmas season with an Open House and concert by five performers in the beautifully decorated Music Hall Program is presented by Roric Cunningham, cello; Neal Ferreira, tenor; Frederick MacArthur, Organ; Benjamin Pajunen, organ; and Joyce Painter Rice, organ. A Children’s song and audience sing-along are included. More information at mmmh.org.
Performances on the Great Organ, cello and voice
Works by Traditional carols and Holiday Music, Bach, Yon, others
Methuen Memorial Music Hall

Contact: MethuenOrganConcerts@gmail.com
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Enjoy a traditional and exciting Christmas concert in the beautifully decorated Music Hall. Ray Cornils, a MMMH audience favorite and Municipal Organist for the City of Portland, ME, returns to present another imaginative Christmas concert. Reserved seats available at MMMHtickets@gmail.com OR phone 978-291-6321. More information at mmmh.org. Free off-street parking. Doors open at 2:30pm.
Ray Cornils, organ; Greg Gettel and Robinson Pyle, trumpets
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Methuen Memorial Music Hall
Adults $20; Children $5
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Composers through the centuries have written some of their most beautiful sacred music in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This Christmas season, join Vox Luens for masterpieces by Joaquin and other Franco-Flemish masters, from Ockeghem’s austere “Ave redemptoris mater” to Josquin’s soaring “Gaude virgo,” to Gombert’s grand 12-part “Regina caeli.” A concert not to be missed!
Vox Lucens
Works by Josquin, Ockeghem, Obrecht, Gombert
St. Anne's in-the-Fields

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Same as December 2 concert.
Ray Cornils, organ; Greg Gettel and Robinson Pyle, trumpets
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Methuen Memorial Music Hall
Adults $20; Children $5
Contact: MMMHtickets@gmail.com; Phone 978-291-6321
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Celebrate the holidays with great Christmas repertoire.
1st U Festival Choir with WPI Orchestra & Brass
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First Unitarian

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4:30 PM Organ Prelude Recital by Simon Thomas Jacobs featuring music of Bairstow, Howells, Stanford, Tallis & Vaughan Williams<p> 5:00 PM Lessons & Carols<p> Lehman: Matin & Vesper Responsories<br> Ešenvalds: O Emmanuel<br> Poston: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree<br> Palmer: In the year that King Uzziah died<br> Byrd: Attollite portas principes vestras<br> Anonymous 15c: There is no rose of such virtue<br> Palestrina: Canite tuba in Sion<br> arr Willcocks: Gabriel’s Message<br> Filsell: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day<p> Gala reception to follow
Simon Thomas Jacobs, The Choir of the Church of the Advent, Mark Dwyer, Katelyn Emerson
Works by Bairstow, Howells, Stanford, Tallis, Vaughan Williams, Lehman, Ešenvalds, Poston, Palmer, Byrd, Palestrina, Willcocks, Filsell
The Church of the Advent

Contact: emerson@theadventboston.org
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The professional chamber choir Novi Cantori returns to the Parkville Classicals Series, presenting music ranging from Bach's cantata #61 ("Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland") and Bruckner's "Virga Jesse" to festive holiday favorites. Scott Bailey, organist, will perform on the new Schoenstein and Co. organ, featured in the September 2017 edition of The Diapason. Admission is free - reception following.
Novi Cantori
Works by Bach, Bruckner, Mathias, Parker
Grace Episcopal Church

Contact: novicantori@gmail.com
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Favorite carols, new and old!
The Choir of Saint James's Episcopal Church
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St. James's Episcopal Church

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An amazing start to the Advent season – arrive early to get a good seat! Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m. The St. John’s Adult and Youth Choirs; Scott Lamlein, choirmaster; Floyd Higgins, organist In the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge, prepare your soul for the Christmas miracle with carols for choir and organ.
St. John's Youth & Adult Choirs
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St. John's Episcopal Church

Contact: 860-523-5201
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Don’t miss this annual tradition and Boston’s only performance of Handel’s masterpiece in a sacred setting. The Trinity Choirs and orchestra will perform George Frideric Handel’s Messiah (Advent and Christmas portions and Hallelujah chorus); and Bach's Cantata 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme.
Trinity Church Choir/Richard Webster
Works by George Frideric Handel
Trinity Church Boston

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COPLEY SINGERS, Brian Jones, Director, to perform Christmas Concert at St. Cecilia Church, Boston Boston’s Copley Singers will present Holiday/Christmas Concerts on the dates below, featuring traditional and new arrangements of anthems and carols of the season. Brian Jones will conduct the 35–voice semi-professional Copley Singers in music of Willcocks, Rutter, Chilcott, Taverner, Leroy Anderson, Elizabeth Poston, and many others. The audience will be invited to join with the chorus in such favorites as ‘O Come All Ye Faithful,’ ‘God Rest You Merry Gentlemen,’ and ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing.’ The brilliant young Katelyn Emerson, organist and pianist, will accompany many of the selections, and the festive and engaging program will have something for everyone in the audience to enjoy. Reviewing a recent Copley Singers Christmas program, critic John Robinson of The Boston Musical Intelligencer had the following to say about the group: “the Copley Singers
COPLEY SINGERS, Brian Jones, Director, Christmas Concert
Works by Willcocks, Rutter, Chilcott, Taverner, Leroy Anderson, Elizabeth Poston, and many others.
St. Cecilia Church
Children Admitted FREE
Contact: RClark@stceciliaboston.org
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COPLEY SINGERS, Brian Jones, Director, to perform Christmas Concert at St. Cecilia Church, Boston Boston’s Copley Singers will present Holiday/Christmas Concerts on the dates below, featuring traditional and new arrangements of anthems and carols of the season. Brian Jones will conduct the 35–voice semi-professional Copley Singers in music of Willcocks, Rutter, Chilcott, Taverner, Leroy Anderson, Elizabeth Poston, and many others. The audience will be invited to join with the chorus in such favorites as ‘O Come All Ye Faithful,’ ‘God Rest You Merry Gentlemen,’ and ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing.’ The brilliant young Katelyn Emerson, organist and pianist, will accompany many of the selections, and the festive and engaging program will have something for everyone in the audience to enjoy. Reviewing a recent Copley Singers Christmas program, critic John Robinson of The Boston Musical Intelligencer had the following to say about the group: “The Copley Singers s
COPLEY SINGERS, Brian Jones, Director, Christmas Concert
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St. Cecilia Church
Children Admitted FREE
Contact: RClark@stceciliaboston.org
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Organ Music for Advent and Christmas
Rosalind Mohnsen, organist
Works by Bach, Near, Franck, Guilmant, Titcomb, Roberts
Trinity Episcopal Church

Contact: 781-665-3890
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v Friday, December 15, 7:00 p.m., St Michael’s Church, Litchfield v Saturday, December 16, 4:00 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Torrington v Sunday, December 17, 4:00 p.m., Salisbury Congregational Church, Salisbury v Friday, December 22, 7:00 p.m., Collinsville Congregational Church, Collinsville v Saturday, December 23, 7:30 p.m., St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church, Hartford Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus John McDonough, narrator Vaughan Mauren, organist Dr. Gabriel Löfvall, director ‘Tis the time to make merry! Christmas in Connecticut would not be the same if you missed one of these priceless performances. Churches and chapels across Northwest Connecticut resonate with the music of the season, as this tradition continues to draw packed houses. An assortment of carols, both old and new, skillfully executed by the pure voices of Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus, is at the center of the concert, along with poignant and cheery readings masterfully d
Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus, John McDonough and Vaughan Mauren
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St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Students $10
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Annual holiday tradition. Choral music for the season, sung by the parish adult and children's choirs.
St. Theresa of Avila Parish Choirs
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St. Theresa of Avila Church

Share the event Yankee Magazine called “as close to heaven as human hands and voices have ever crafted” at this celebration of the coming birth of Christ through carols and anthems offered in candlelight by the Trinity Choirs. The services at 4PM and 7PM on Saturday, December 16th, are open to all with a free-will offering. Tickets for the service at 4PM on Sunday, December 17th, benefit the ministries of Trinity Church and are available for purchase online.
Trinity Church Choir/Richard Webster
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Trinity Church Boston

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Share the event Yankee Magazine called “as close to heaven as human hands and voices have ever crafted” at this celebration of the coming birth of Christ through carols and anthems offered in candlelight by the Trinity Choirs. The services at 4PM and 7PM on Saturday, December 16th, are open to all with a free-will offering. Tickets for the service at 4PM on Sunday, December 17th, benefit the ministries of Trinity Church and are available for purchase online.
Trinity Church Choir/Richard Webster
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Trinity Church Boston

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Share the event Yankee Magazine called “as close to heaven as human hands and voices have ever crafted” at this celebration of the coming birth of Christ through carols and anthems offered in candlelight by the Trinity Choirs. The services at 4PM and 7PM on Saturday, December 16th, are open to all with a free-will offering. Tickets for the service at 4PM on Sunday, December 17th, benefit the ministries of Trinity Church and are available for purchase online.
Trinity Church Choir/Richard Webster
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Trinity Church Boston

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Music by Simon Andrews, Austin Lovelace, Trevor Manor, Daniel McKinley, Felix Mendelssohn, Elizabeth Poston, Ghislaine Reece-Trapp, Samuel Scheidt, Jan Pieterszon Sweelinck. Congregational hymns. Scripture lessons. Free-will offering. Child care provided. Refreshments afterward.
Choir of Christ the Redeemer; Seraphim Choir; Cherubim Choir; Daniel McKinley, Minister of Music/Organist & Choirmaster
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Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church

Contact: Dan McKinley
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Please join us on Gaudete Sunday -- December 17th -- at 5pm for the next installment of our Sacred Music Series, as we welcome back one of the country's most gifted Catholic musicians, David Hughes. Joined by our music director, Marc DeMille, he will present a program of hymns, chants and organ music for the season of Advent. Come and rejoice that Christmas is near! As always, admission is free and families are welcome. Donations will be accepted at the door. The church is located at 80 Union St. (Routes 62 and 70) in Clinton and is ramp accessible.
David Hughes
Works by Tallis, Bach, Tournemire, Distler, improvisation
St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish

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Come celebrate the holiday season with Ray Cornils' final performance as Municipal Organist of the Kotzschmar Organ! Guests include the Kotzschmar Festival Brass, ChoralArt Singers, and The Parish Ringers. Join a Kotzschmar Organ family tradition that features holiday music from throughout the centuries — festive, reflective, fun, and inspiration for the ears! This performance features Ray Cornils’ final performance as Municipal Organist, celebrating 27 years at the helm of the Kotzschmar. Come celebrate the holiday season with us! Public retirement reception for Ray Cornils to follow concert. All are welcome!
Ray Cornils
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Merrill Auditorium
Reserved Seating $27-$50 Admission, Stud
Contact: porttix.com/kotzschmar-organ
The seasonal splendor of the Glory of Christmas . . .<br> begins with the traditional holiday processional: Adeste Fidelis (O Come All Ye Faithful)--first a single soprano begins processing quietly, followed by the glorious pageantry of the festive choral processional joined by the congregation, pipe organ, and timpani. <br><br>Through a creative blend of congregational Christmas carols, solos, instruments, with the spoken word, the nativity story unfolds with colorful wonder. Both scriptures and contemporary readings recount the Christmas Story. <br>Our renowned Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ pulls out all the stops to fill our wonderfully restored sanctuary with the glorious sounds of Angels, Wisemen, and Shepherds.<br> We end the service with John Rutter's traditional Candlelight Carol and Silent Night as the single candle of the Spirit of Christmas is passed from one to another to fill our hearts with a renewed light of hope and peace.<br> see www.FirstUMusic.com for repertoire
Will Sherwood, First Unitarian Festival Choir, instruments, soloists, timpani
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First Unitarian Church

Contact: 508 757 2708
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“The Children Will Show Us the Way” as we present our annual Children’s Pageant at 4:30 on Christmas Eve. All children attending the service will be invited to join in our celebration of Jesus’ birth. Come and be a star, an angel, a sheep, or a shepherd and join us at the manger! Then, celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve with Festival Holy Eucharist and music from the Trinity choirs at 7:30pm or 11:00pm. Child care available.
Trinity Church Choir/Richard Webster
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Trinity Church Boston

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“The Children Will Show Us the Way” as we present our annual Children’s Pageant at 4:30 on Christmas Eve. All children attending the service will be invited to join in our celebration of Jesus’ birth. Come and be a star, an angel, a sheep, or a shepherd and join us at the manger! Then, celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve with Festival Holy Eucharist and music from the Trinity choirs at 7:30pm or 11:00pm. Child care available.
Trinity Church Choir/Richard Webster
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Trinity Church Boston

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“The Children Will Show Us the Way” as we present our annual Children’s Pageant at 4:30 on Christmas Eve. All children attending the service will be invited to join in our celebration of Jesus’ birth. Come and be a star, an angel, a sheep, or a shepherd and join us at the manger! Then, celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve with Festival Holy Eucharist and music from the Trinity choirs at 7:30pm or 11:00pm. Child care available.
Trinity Church Choir/Richard Webster
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Trinity Church Boston

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Back by popular demand, the Pipes Alive! series resumes with St. John’s own Scott Lamlein playing the mighty Austin organ on Sunday, January 7 at 12:30 p.m. Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. John’s magnificent Austin pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with regional organists. Free!
Scott Lamlein, organist
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St. John's Episcopal Church

Contact: 860-523-5201
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Seamus Gethicker
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Knight Auditorium, Babson College
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Composers through the centuries have written some of their most beautiful sacred music in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This Christmas season, join Vox Luens for masterpieces by Joaquin and other Franco-Flemish masters, from Ockeghem’s austere “Ave redemptoris mater” to Josquin’s soaring “Gaude virgo,” to Gombert’s grand 12-part “Regina caeli.” A concert not to be missed!
Vox Lucens
Works by Josquin, Ockeghem, Obrecht, Gombert
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Have fun while helping the choirs at Trinity Church Boston raise money in an online auction! Log in between January 15 and 26 at <a href="https://www.biddingforgood.com/trinitymusicsilentauction" target="_blank">https://www.biddingforgood.com/trinitymusicsilentauction</a> to bid for items in the auction catalog. Parish members may attend in person, for a small admission charge.
Trinity Church Choir/Richard Webster
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Trinity Church Boston
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The ancient and beautiful service of Choral Evensong is presented on the last Sunday of selected months at St. John’s. Join us on January 28 at 5:00 for music by the choir of Trinity Episcopal Church, Hartford, Jackson Merrill, organist and choirmaster.
Choir of Trinity Church, Hartford, Jackson Merrill, Choirmaster
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St. John's Episcopal Church

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Back by popular demand, the Pipes Alive! series resumes with James R. Barry playing the St. John’s organ on Sunday, February 4 at 12:30 p.m. Jim is Director of Music and Organist at St. James’ Church, Glastonbury. Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. John’s magnificent Austin pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with regional organists. Free!
James R. Barry, organist
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St. John's Episcopal Church

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The ancient and beautiful service of Choral Evensong is presented on the last Sunday of selected months at St. John’s. Join us on February 25 at 5:00 for music by the St John’s Schola, Scott Lamlein, organist and choirmaster.
St. John's Schola
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St. John's Episcopal Church

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Duruflé – Requiem The Choir of St. James’s Episcopal Church Members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra Vaughn Mauren, conductor Christopher Houlihan, organist
The Choir of Saint James's Episcopal Church, members of the Hartford Symphony, Vaughn Mauren and Christopher Houlihan
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St. James's Episcopal Church

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A unique program that includes the pipe organ within the texture of symphonic repertoire.<br> Isabelle Zhao (student of Brett Maguire) will have her MH debut.
Worc Youth Symphony, Jonathan Brennand, Isabelle Zhao, Will Sherwood
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mechanics hall

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Back by popular demand, the Pipes Alive! series resumes with Jacob Street playing the St. John’s organ on Sunday, March 4 at 12:30 p.m. Jacob is Director of Music and Organist at St. Paul’s-on-the-Green, Norwalk. Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. John’s magnificent Austin pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with regional organists. Free!
Jacob Street, organist
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St. John's Episcopal Church

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Join us on Saturday, March 10, at 4:00 p.m. for our second Choral Music for the Soul concert! The St. John’s Youth and Adult Choirs join with the Choirs of St. Paul’s-on-the-Green, Norwalk in presenting the sublime Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, with organ and chamber orchestra, along with the newly-composed "Visions" by John Rutter.
St. John's Youth & Adult Choirs and the Choir of St. Paul's-on-the-Green, Norwalk
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St. John's Episcopal Church

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a one hour free organ recital by the University Organist of Rutgers University, Princeton, NJ, on the magnificent Taylor & Boody organ at College of the Holy Cross
Renée Louprette
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Saint Joseph Memorial Chapel - College of the Holy Cross
free admssion
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Simon Gledhill
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Knight Auditorium, Babson College
$5 for age 18 and under
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Simon Gledhill
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Shanklin Music Hall
$15 for age 18 and under
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a one hour free organ recital by the successor of Maurice and Marie-Madeleine Duruflé as organiste titulaire of the Church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, Paris, France. M. Warnier will perform on the magnificent Taylor & Boody organ at College of the Holy Cross
Vincent Warnier
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Saint Joseph Memorial Chapel - College of the Holy Cross
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Young concert organist Greg Zelek performs a solo recital.
Greg Zelek
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St. James's Episcopal Church

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The Fa-Re-La Duo: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Cellist Tanya Anisimova and pianist Pi-Hsun Shih return to the Red Door for a concert of beautiful classics. This concert is free and open to the public – all are welcome with no tickets required. Suggested donation: $20 A reception will follow the concert.
The Fa-Re-La Duo: Cellist Tanya Anisimova and pianist Pi-Hsun Shih
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St. John's Episcopal Church

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The ancient and beautiful service of Choral Evensong is presented on the fourth Sunday of selected months at St. John’s. Join us on April 25 at 5:00 for music by the St. John’s Youth & Adult Choirs. Scott Lamlein, choirmaster.
St. John's Youth & Adult Choirs
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St. John's Episcopal Church

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The legalities of printed music are more confusing than ever. What is public domain? When does a copyright end? What is ‘out-of-print’? IMSLP? CPDL? Blanket licenses? Edward Guo, the founder and President of IMSLP (the groundbreaking online music-sharing website) will give an informative presentation on all these issues.
Edward Guo
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St. James Church

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Jerry Nagano
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Shanklin Music Hall
$15 for age 18 and under
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A recital to re-dedicate the organ at St. James's Episcopal Church. Works of Bach, Whitlock, Bairstow and Duruflé.
Vaughn Mauren, organist
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St. James's Episcopal Church

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A concert by Yale’s premiere a capella group! Join us on Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free admission, $20 suggested donation. A reception will follow. Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group.
Yale's Whiffenpoofs
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St. John's Episcopal Church

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Back by popular demand, the Pipes Alive! series resumes with Ezequiel Menendez playing the St. John’s organ on Sunday, May 6 at 12:30 p.m. Ezequiel is Director of Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford. Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. John’s magnificent Austin pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with regional organists. Free!
Ezequiel Menendez, organist
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St. John's Episcopal Church

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Back by popular demand, the Pipes Alive! series resumes with Susan Carroll playing the St. John’s organ on Sunday, June 3 at 12:30 p.m. Susan is Organist and Music Associate at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford. Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. John’s magnificent Austin pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with regional organists. Free!
Susan Carroll, organist
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St. John's Episcopal Church

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