Sunday February 7, 2016 3:00 AM -   Somerville, MA
A Masque of Flowers: 17th-century English Dances and Fantasias
Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road (at Central St.)
Cost: Free
Performing: El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Paul Johnson, Mai-Lan Broekman, Alice Mroszczyk, viols; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute & cittern)
 
English music for viol consort and lute is featured as Early Music Afternoons at the Somerville Museum continues its twenty-seventh season on Sunday, February 7, 2016, with a program of music performed by El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Paul Johnson, Mai-Lan Broekman and Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute and cittern). Entitled “A Masque in Flowers”, the program includes music by Brade, Johnson, Coperario, Dowland, Simpson and Phillips. The concert will take place at 3:00 pm at the Somerville Museum, Central St. at Westwood Road, Somerville, MA. Admission is $19 general admission, $14 students, seniors and Museum members. Children are admitted free. Ample street parking is available. An informal reception at the Museum will follow the concert. For further information and reservations, call (617) 666-9810 or go to www.somervillemuseum.org.
Bio: www.duomaresienne.com
  Contact: call (617) 666-9810 or email somemuseum@gmail.com
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Sunday February 7, 2016 12:30 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Pipes Alive! Half-hour Organ Concert
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Free Will Offering 0
Performing: Natasha Ulyanovsky
Sunday February 7, 2016
Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. John's magnificent Austin III/63 pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with local organists. Free!
Bio: http://www.reddoormusic.org/event/pipes-alive-natasha-ulyanovsky-organist/
  OrganInfo: http://www.hartfordago.org/organs-of-hartford/st-johns-episcopal-church-west-hartford/
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Wednesday February 10, 2016 6:30 PM -   Boston, MA
Solemn Mass for Ash Wednesday
The Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer Street
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: The Choir of the Church of the Advent
Wednesday February 10, 2016
The Choir of The Church of the Advent offers the Guerrero: Missa “Inter vestibulum ad altare” along with motets: In jejunio et fletu by Tallis & Inter vestibulum ad altare by Morales. Also included will be the Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus with its famous echo choir including the soprano high "C." The full rites of Ash Wednesday will be observed and ashes will be imposed during the mass.
Works by Allegri, Guerrero, Morales, Tallis & Gregorian chant
Bio: theadventboston.org/music
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Sunday February 14, 2016 4:00 PM -   Sharon, MA
Sung Vespers and a Musical Offering
St. John's Church Episcopal, 23 High Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Margaret Angelini
 
A brief liturgy of sung vespers in monastic style, and a modest recital of music played on the Estey Reed Organ, featuring music of Elgar, Karg-Elert and Saint-Saens
Works by Edward Elgar, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Camille Saint-Saens
Contact: phrygian@aol.com, jdm@bu.edu
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Saturday February 27, 2016 8:30 AM -   North Andover, MA
Annual Mini-Convention of the Merrimack Valley Chapter AGO
First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Avenue
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $40; Sr/Stu: $ - Half day including lunch = $30 - $10 di
Performing: Four workshops and presenters
 
8:30 – 9:00 Coffee and Registration 9:00 – 9:45 Anthem Reading led by MVAGO members. 10:00 – 10:45 Cyndi Bliss: “Working Musically with Groups of Children” 11:00 – 11:45 Jay Lane: “Help for the Aging Voice.” 12:00 Noon Lunch, Conversation and Browsing 1:30 – 2:15 Abbey Siegfried: “Women’s Werk - Organ Works by Women Composers” 2:30 – 3:15 Barbara Owen: “A Closer Look at Brahms’s Chorale Preludes” Choral and organ music from ECS and MorningStar will be on sale. Attendees are welcome to also bring “pre-owned” music, books and CDs for our Scholarship Fund flea market table. The Party Connection of Methuen will again be providing a delicious catered lunch DETAILED PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION FROM CANNOT BE FOUND AT http://www.merrimackago.com/
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Tuesday March 1, 2016 7:30 PM -   Cambridge, MA
Jonathan Wessler organ recital
The Memorial Church, Harvard University, 1 Harvard Yard
Cost: Free
Performing: Jonathan Wessler
 
Jonathan Wessler, organist
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Saturday March 5, 2016 7:30 PM -   Andover, MA
"Death and Resurrection"
St. Augustines, 43 Essex St.
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $20; Sr/Stu: $18 - Students Free
Performing: New England Classical Singers, Davd Hodgkins, Director
 
New England Classical Singers, a 35 voice auditioned chorus based in Andover continues their 2015-2016 season with their second concert which includes Handel's Messiah, part 2, with professional soloists and orchestra.
Works by George Frederic Handel
Bio: www.newenglandclassical.org
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Saturday March 5, 2016 7:30 PM -   Andover, MA
"Death and Resurrection" Handel's Messiah, Part 2
St. Augustines, 43 Essex St.
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $20; Sr/Stu: $18 - Students Free
Performing: New England Classical Singers, Davd Hodgkins, Director
 
New England Classical Singers, a 35 voice auditioned chorus based in Andover continues their 2015-2016 season with their second concert which includes Handel's Messiah, part 2, with professional soloists and orchestra.
Works by George Frederic Handel
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Saturday March 5, 2016 7:30 PM -   Andover, MA
"Death and Resurrection" Handel's Messiah, Part 2
St. Augustines Church, 43 Essex St.
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $20; Sr/Stu: $18 - Students Free
Performing: New England Classical Singers, Davd Hodgkins, Director
 
New England Classical Singers, a 35 voice auditioned chorus based in Andover continues their 2015-2016 season with their second concert which includes Handel's Messiah, part 2, with professional soloists and orchestra.
Works by George Frederic Handel
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Sunday March 6, 2016 12:30 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Pipes Alive! Half-hour Organ Concert
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Free Will Offering 0
Performing: Kari Miller
Sunday March 6, 2016
Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. John's magnificent Austin III/63 pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with local organists. Free!
Bio: http://www.reddoormusic.org/event/pipes-alive-kari-miller-organist/
  OrganInfo: http://www.hartfordago.org/organs-of-hartford/st-johns-episcopal-church-west-hartford/
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Sunday March 6, 2016 3:00 PM -   Portland, ME
Kotzschmar Organ - Silent Film Metropolis with Peter Krasinski
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $15; Sr/Stu: $13 - Students $10
Performing: Peter Krasinski, organist
 
On Saturday, March 6th, 2016, Peter Krasinski returns to accompany another exciting silent film, the 1927 German science-fiction epic, Metropolis! In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. With the largest budget of the time, Fritz Lang’s masterpiece features huge sets, costumes, props, and crowds of extras. The scale of the stylized world and story around it made Metropolis one of the first major science fiction films and one that continues to be referenced today. Krasinski has played worldwide and broadly known for his live, improvised organ accompaniments. His silent film performances have been called “a great marriage of movie and music” and he consistently receives rave reviews about his performances.
Bio: http://www.krasinski.org/
  Contact: 207-842-0800
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Sunday March 6, 2016 5:00 PM -   Concord, MA
Prelude Recital and Choral Evensong
Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord, MA 01742
Cost: Free
Performing: Concordia Consort, Sheila Beardslee director and Trinity Parish Choir, Robert Barney director
 
A Prelude Recital by Concordia Consort under the direction of Sheila Beardslee followed by traditional Choral Evensong by the Trinity Parish Choir under the direction of Robert Barney.
Works by Reading, Weelks, Mundy
Contact: trinityconcord.org
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Thursday March 10, 2016 7:30 PM -   New York, NY
Richard Elliott in Concert
Marble Collegiate Church, 1 West 29th Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $20; Sr/Stu: $15
Performing: Richard Elliott
 
Richard Elliott is Principal Organist of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City, where he participates in the daily recital series on the 206-rank Æolian-Skinner organ and accompanies the choir on its weekly radio and TV broadcast, Music and the Spoken Word. Elliott has performed in many of the world’s great halls and appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including the NBC Today Show, the CBS Morning Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and A Prairie Home Companion.
Bio: www.MormonTabernacleChoir.org
  Contact: Korland Simmons
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Friday March 11, 2016 7:30 PM -   Boston, MA
Boston AGO Concert Event
Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $; Sr/Stu: $
Performing: Peter Conte, Jeremy Filsell and Andrew Ennis
 
Piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff and other works for Organ and Flugelhorn.
Works by Rachmaninoff
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Friday March 11, 2016 8:00 PM -   Cambridge, MA
Harpsichord Solos and Duets for Four Hands and Two Keyboards by Bach, Soler, and Mozart
First Church, Congregational, 11 Garden Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $15-70; Sr/Stu: $ - $5 discount for Students and Seniors
Performing: Ton Koopman & Tini Mathot
Friday March 11, 2016
The renowned harpsichord duo of Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot make a rare visit to the United States with a magnificent recital featuring dynamic music for four hands and two keyboards. In great demand around the world as a conductor and as director of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, Koopman’s work as a soloist is equally impressive and wide-ranging. Mathot’s own storied career boasts award-winning recordings and projects with the finest players in Early Music. This extraordinary repertoire from the hands of Bach, Soler, and Mozart demands the close collaboration of two players of the highest caliber, and Koopman and Mathot’s deliver sheer beauty and unparalleled artistry. Presented by the Boston Early Music Festival. Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm
Bio: http://www.bemf.org/pages/concerts/15-16/koopman.htm
  Contact: bemf@bemf.org
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Saturday March 19, 2016 9:00 AM -   Boston, MA
Boston Bach Birthday 331
First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley St. at Marlborough St.
Cost: Free
Performing: Numerous Organ Recitalists, Instrumentalists, First Lutheran Choir and period orchestra with Balint Karosi, conductor
Saturday March 19, 2016
Join us for the eighth annual J S Bach Birthday celebration featuring numerous recitals on the Richards, Fowkes and Co. organ built in the German baroque style, a children's concert, Bach Cantata 182 for Palm Sunday, virtuoso early music instrumentalists, the annual German lunch and a closing Bach Vespers. The Bach cantata will be broadcast live by WCRB Classical New England, with introduction by Brian McCreath, host of The Bach Hour.
Contact: 617-536-8851, bach@flc-boston.org
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Tuesday March 22, 2016 7:00 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Mozart's Requiem
Saint James's Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Free
Performing: Saint James's Choir with Soloists and Orchestra
 
The choir of Saint James's Episcopal Church West Hartford will present the Süssmayr completion of Mozart's Requiem on Tuesday in Holy Week. The event is free and open to the public, with ample parking available. Vaughn Mauren, Conductor Mary McCue, Soprano Kaarin Phelps, Mezzo-Soprano Andres Moreno, Tenor Dean Murphy, Baritone
Works by Wolfgang Amadé Mozart
Bio: http://stjameswh.org/about/music-choirs
  Contact: music@stjameswh.org
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Wednesday March 23, 2016 7:30 PM -   Cambridge, MA
Thomas Sheehan organ recital
The Memorial Church, Harvard University, 1 Harvard Yard
Cost: Free
Performing: Thomas Sheehan
 
Thomas Sheehan, organist
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Friday April 1, 2016 7:00 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Organ and Dance: Bach's Art of Fugue
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Suggested Donation: Gen: $20; Sr/Stu: $0 - 10 for AGO Members
Performing: SYREN Modern Dance; Rick Ericsson, organ; Donald Meineke, harpsichord
Friday April 1, 2016
Johann Sebastian Bach's Art of Fugue with hauntingly beautiful dance interpretation by a renowned troupe based in New York. Co-sponsored by the Greater Hartford Chapter, AGO.
Works by Bach
Bio: http://www.reddoormusic.org/event/organ-and-dance-syren-modern-dance-ensemble/
  OrganInfo: http://www.hartfordago.org/organs-of-hartford/st-johns-episcopal-church-west-hartford/
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Sunday April 3, 2016 12:30 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Pipes Alive! Half-hour Organ Concert
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Free Will Offering 0
Performing: Ben Gessner
Sunday April 3, 2016
Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. John's magnificent Austin III/63 pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with local organists. Free!
Bio: http://www.reddoormusic.org/event/pipes-alive-ben-gessner-organist/
  OrganInfo: http://www.hartfordago.org/organs-of-hartford/st-johns-episcopal-church-west-hartford/
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Sunday April 3, 2016 3:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
Holy Cross Chapel Artists Series
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, College of the Holy Cross, One College Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Abraham Ross, organist
 
Abraham Ross, Holy Cross Organ Scholar of the class of 2016 - free admission - program: to be announced
Contact: (508) 793-2296
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Tuesday April 5, 2016 7:30 PM -   Cambridge, MA
Stephen Buzard organ recital
The Memorial Church, Harvard University, 1 Harvard Yard
Cost: Free
Performing: Stephen Buzard
 
Stephen Buzard, organist
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Saturday April 9, 2016 7:30 PM -   Portland, ME
Grand Opera Meets the Mighty Kotzschmar Organ
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $; Sr/Stu: $ - Reserved Seating: $45, $35, $25; Seniors
Performing: Featuring the Choral Art Masterworks Chorus. Special guests Ashley Emerson, Soprano; Megan Marino, Mezzo-soprano; and Randall Mullin, Organist.
 
On Saturday, April 9, 2016 join us for an evening of opera arias and choruses accompanied by the newly renovated Kotzschmar Organ. Delight in an evening of opera favorites featuring Metropolitan Opera Soloists, Choral Art Masterworks Chorus and glorious orchestral transcriptions for organ. A collaboration concert presented by Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ and The Choral Art Society.
Contact: 207-842-0800
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Sunday April 10, 2016 3:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
Holy Cross Chapel Artists Series
St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, College of the Holy Cross, One College Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Francis Chapelet and Uriel Valadeau, organists
 
Francis Chapelet and Uriel Valadeau, distinguished French concert organists in recital - free admission; program: Works of J. S. Bach, Spanish masters and three improvisations. This will be one of three concerts marking Francis Chapelet's farewell tour of the United States; Mr. Chapelet will be 83 years old and is an icon of the French organ world.
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Sunday April 10, 2016 4:00 PM -   Concord, MA
Seraphim Singers; "Renew the Face of the Earth": Celebrations of the beauty of creation
Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $20; Sr/Stu: $15 - also available online www.seraphimsinger
Performing: Seraphim Singers, Jennifer Lester, director; Fred MacArthur, organ
 
Reflections on the splendor of this fragile Earth, with works by Johannes Brahms, Petr Eben, Patricia Van Ness, Abbie Betinis, Gwyneth Walker, and a commissioned work from Polina Nazaykinskaya.
Bio: www.seraphimsingers.org
  Contact: 617-926-0126
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Saturday April 16, 2016 10:00 AM -   Waterbury, CT
Youth Choir Festival
First Congregational Church, 222 West Main Street
Cost: Free - fees are being discussed (nominal), TBA
Performing: Chris Shay
 
The Waterbury Chapter is planning a Youth Choir Festival for Saturday, April 16, 2016 to be held at First Congregational Church in Waterbury (222 West Main Street). It will begin at 10 a.m. and end with a concert/sharing time at 3 p.m. Director Chris Shay needs to know of your interest and your choir's age and ability ASAP so he can choose the music ( 2cshay@gmail.com ). There will also be opportunities for individual choirs to present an anthem.
Works by TBA
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Sunday April 17, 2016 3:00 PM -   Boston, MA
Seraphim Singers; "Renew the Face of the Earth": Celebrations of the beauty of creation
Mission Church, 1545 Tremont St.
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $20; Sr/Stu: $15 - also available online www.seraphimsinger
Performing: Seraphim Singers, Jennifer Lester, director; Fred MacArthur, organ
 
Reflections on the splendor of this fragile Earth, with works by Johannes Brahms, Petr Eben, Patricia Van Ness, Abbie Betinis, Gwyneth Walker, and a commissioned work from Polina Nazaykinskaya.
Bio: www.seraphimsingers.org.
  Contact: 617-926-0126
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Sunday May 1, 2016 12:30 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Pipes Alive! Half-hour Organ Concert
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Free Will Offering 0
Performing: Vaughn Mauren
Sunday May 1, 2016
Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. John's magnificent Austin III/63 pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with local organists. Free!
Bio: http://www.reddoormusic.org/event/pipes-alive-vaughn-mauren-organist/
  OrganInfo: http://www.hartfordago.org/organs-of-hartford/st-johns-episcopal-church-west-hartford/
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Sunday May 22, 2016 2:00 PM -   Newton, MA
Women in Music Festival/Annual Meeting of Boston Chapter AGO
Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Seraphim Singers & Christa Rakich
 
This event starts at 2:00 PM with a forum/discussion of women composers, followed by a reception, followed by a concert with Christa Rakich and the Seraphim Singers at 4:00 PM and annual meeting and ends with dinner.
Works by Christa Rakich and Seraphim Singers, Jennifer Lester, Director
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Sunday May 22, 2016 3:00 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Rutter Requiem and Organ Anniversary Celebration
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Suggested Donation: Gen: $20; Sr/Stu: $0
Performing: St. John's Adult and Youth Choirs: Scott Lamlein, director; Ralph Valentine, organ; chamber orchestra.
Sunday May 22, 2016
Music rings out as we celebrate 20 Years of St. John's Landmark Austin Pipe Organ! John Rutter's Requiem and other choral works are featured, along with a solo performance by Mr. Valentine.
Works by Rutter, et al
Bio: http://www.reddoormusic.org/event/rutter-requiem-20th-anniversary-concert-and-gala-reception/
  OrganInfo: http://www.hartfordago.org/organs-of-hartford/st-johns-episcopal-church-west-hartford/
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Sunday June 5, 2016 12:30 PM -   West Hartford, CT
Pipes Alive! Half-hour Organ Concert
St. John's Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Avenue
Cost: Free Will Offering 0
Performing: Scott Lamlein
Sunday June 5, 2016
Join us for half-hour organ concerts featuring St. John's magnificent Austin III/63 pipe organ, on the first Sunday of the month, January through June, 12:30 p.m. with local organists. Free!
Bio: http://www.reddoormusic.org/event/pipes-alive-scott-lamlein-organist-2/
  OrganInfo: http://www.hartfordago.org/organs-of-hartford/st-johns-episcopal-church-west-hartford/
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Tuesday June 28, 2016 12:15 PM -   Boston, MA
Young Organists Initiative Concert
Kings Chapel, 58 Tremont Street
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: Student Recipients of the Boston AGO YOI Scholarship
 
Performed by the students who have received training awarded by the Boston Chapter Young Organists Initiative scholarships.
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