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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 1, 2016 3:00 PM -   Andover, MA
AGO Merrimack Valley Chapter - Annual Members' Recital
Phillips Academy - Cochran Chapel, 180 Main Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Various
 
Annual recital by the members of the Merrimack Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (MVAGO). Nine local organists will perform a one hour program spanning three centuries of organ music and a duo piano/cello. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the concert. Donations will be accepted to support the Young Organist Scholarship fund of the MVAGO.
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Sunday May 1, 2016 3:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
Music at Trinity: Harmonie Transverse Flute Ensemble
Trinity Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster Street
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: Harmonie Transverse Flute Ensemble
Sunday May 1, 2016
Harmonie Transverse returns for an annual performance at Trinity playing works written for and transcribed for flute ensemble. Under the direction of Jay V. Kast-Tuttle, these musicians, who are performers, teachers, parents, and artists, play a wide range of flutes providing a six octave range nearly covering the full range of a piano and an orchestra.
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Friday May 6, 2016 8:00 PM -   Cambridge, MA
Sonate e Cantate: Italian Baroque Music for Voice and Viols
Lindsay Chapel, First Church in Cambridge Congregational, 11 Garden St. (entrance on Mason St.), Cambridge MA 02138
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $24; Sr/Stu: $19
Performing: Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano, with El Dorado Ensemble
 
Pamela Dellal and El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Paul Johnson, Mai-Lan Broekman, Alice Mroszczyk, viols; Olav Chris Henriksen, archlute, theorbo, Baroque guitar) perform cantatas by Handel and Vivaldi, a madrigal by Lotti, sonatas by Legrenzi and Granata, and other 18th-century Italian works for violas da gamba and plucked instruments.
Works by Vivaldi, Stradella, Handel, Lotti, Legrenzi, Granata, Zamboni, D. Gregorio Strozzi
Bio: www.duomaresienne.com www.pameladellal.com
  Contact: Carol Lewis (617) 776-0692
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Saturday May 7, 2016 5:30 PM -   Hampton, CT
Soup n' Silents
Hampton Congregational Church, 263 Main Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $; Sr/Stu: $ - $15 Adults, $5 kids 5 -12, $35 Family
Performing: Clark Wilson
 
Buster Keaton’s famous silent classic The General will be this years’ annual silent movie event on Saturday, May 7th at the Hampton Congregational Church 263 Main St., Hampton, CT. The church’s special Walker organ will be played by none other than Hollywood’s chosen Clark Wilson, master of silent movie accompaniment. Homemade soups and breads will be served starting at 5:30 pm in the parish hall. Movie time is 7 pm. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling: 860-455-9677 or E-mail: soupnsilents@gmail.com
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Saturday May 7, 2016 7:30 PM -   Cambridge, MA
Harvard-Epworth Concert Series presents Ensemble Aubade (music by Debussy, Ravel, others)
Harvard-Epworth Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: Ensemble Aubade (Peter H. Bloom, flute; Francis Grimes, viola; Mary Jane Rupert, harp)
 
The Harvard-Epworth Concert Series presents Ensemble Aubade (Peter H. Bloom, flute; Francis Grimes, viola; Mary Jane Rupert, harp) Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm, Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138. Free admission, donations welcome. Information: 617-354-0837. The centerpiece of the concert is the spectacular Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Claude Debussy, celebrating the 100th anniversary of this landmark composition. Also on the program: the lush and thrilling Sonatine en Trio by Maurice Ravel, the charming and witty Suite Brêve by Ladislas de Rohozinski, and the evocative Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp by Arnold Bax. Ensemble Aubade concertizes widely, winning praise for stellar musicianship and vibrant performances. The group has been praised for “intensity, imagination, skill, and finesse” (St. Lawrence University) and hailed for “rich interpretations and beautiful contrasts” (West Claremont Center for the Ar
Works by Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Arnold Bax, Ladislas de Rohozinski
Bio: http://www.americasmusicworks.com/ensemble-aubade.html
  Contact: 617-354-0837
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Sunday May 8, 2016 3:00 PM -   Somerville, MA
Sonate e Cantate: Italian Baroque Music for Voice and Viols
Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road (at Central St.)
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $19; Sr/Stu: $14 - $14 Museum members. Children admitted f
Performing: Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano, with El Dorado Ensemble
 
Pamela Dellal and El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Paul Johnson, Mai-Lan Broekman, Alice Mroszczyk, viols; Olav Chris Henriksen, archlute, theorbo, Baroque guitar) perform cantatas by Handel and Vivaldi, a madrigal by Lotti, sonatas by Legrenzi and Granata, and other 18th-century Italian works for violas da gamba and plucked instruments.
Works by Vivaldi, Stradella, Handel, Lotti, Legrenzi, Granata, Zamboni, D. Gregorio Strozzi
Bio: www.duomaresienne.com www.pameladellal.com
  Contact: somemuseum@gmail.com or (617) 666-9810
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Sunday May 8, 2016 5:30 PM -   Providence, RI
Memorial Concert
S. Stephen's Church, 114 George Street
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: James Busby, organ; Megan Sesma, harp; Jason Connell, tenor; Kevin Darrow, English Horn
Sunday May 8, 2016
JAMES BUSBY PLAYS MEMORIAL CONCERT AT S. STEPHEN’S At 5:30 pm on Sunday 8 May, James Busby will play his annual memorial recital in the beautiful nave of S. Stephen’s Church. Mr. Busby is in his twenty-third year as organist/choirmaster, and a familiar figure in the musical life of New England. He is joined by harpist Megan Sesma, tenor Jason Connell, and Kevin Darrow, English Horn, in a program which includes Bach’s Fantasie und Fuge in G minor, BWV 542, sometimes known as “The Great”, and works by Finzi, Grandjany, Ravel, and Sowerby. The performance of Gerald Finzi’s Dies Natalis, which means Natal Day or Day of Birth, is especially appropriate on this Mother’s Day. This solo cantata for voice, to be sung by Connell, is set to three poem texts by the 17th century English poet Thomas Traherne and is the imagined musings and observations of a new-born child. Busby and Darrow join forces for Sowerby’s Ballade for English Horn and Organ, and harpist Sesma plays Introdu
Works by Bach, Grandjany, Finzi, Ravel, Sowerby
Contact: Cory MacLean
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Friday May 13, 2016 7:30 PM -   Boston, MA
Poulenc: Organ Concerto & Britten: The Company of Heaven
Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $10-50; Sr/Stu: $10-50
Performing: Choirs of Trinity Church Boston; Colin Lynch, soloist
Friday May 13, 2016
Kirsten Cairns directs Britten's "The Company of Heaven," an exciting semi-staged work telling the story of angels through poetry, scripture, and music; with the Trinity Choirs and orchestra. Combined with this work will be the Francis Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and Strings, with soloist Colin Lynch. Purchase tickets at trinitychurchboston.tix.com.
Works by Poulenc, Britten
Bio: http://www.colinlynchorgan.com/#!biography/c1enr
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Saturday May 14, 2016 3:00 PM -   Boston, MA
Poulenc: Organ Concerto & Britten: The Company of Heaven
Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $10-50; Sr/Stu: $10-50
Performing: Choirs of Trinity Church Boston; Colin Lynch, soloist
Saturday May 14, 2016
Kirsten Cairns directs Britten's "The Company of Heaven," an exciting semi-staged work telling the story of angels through poetry, scripture, and music; with the Trinity Choirs and orchestra. Combined with this work will be the Francis Poulenc Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and Strings, with soloist Colin Lynch. Purchase tickets at trinitychurchboston.tix.com.
Works by Britten; Poulenc
Bio: http://www.colinlynchorgan.com/#!biography/c1enr
  Contact: Janet Stone, jstone@trinitychurchboston.org
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Saturday May 14, 2016 7:30 PM -   Southborough, MA
Spring Concert -
St. Mark's School Putnam Family Performance Center, 25 Marlboro Road
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $25; Sr/Stu: $20 - Child 7 to 14 - $10 (no-one under 7)
Performing: Heritage Chorale - John Finney, Director
Saturday May 14, 2016
Advance discount - http://heritagespring.bpt.me Heritage Chorale (http://www.heritagechorale.org) presents our spring concert,in collaboration with the Young Women’s Chorus of the Handel + Haydn Society, under conductor Alyson Greer. William Shakespeare's sonnets and stage works overflow with some of the most vivid and vibrant texts in the English language. - Texts by Shakespeare, sung in a wide range of musical styles, from madrigals to jazz. - Dramatic readings from the works of Shakespeare. - Songs by 17th-century composers, music that resonated in the hearts and minds of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The Handel and Haydn Society’s high school age Young Women’s Chorus performs challenging and interesting repertoire in a variety of languages, along with spirituals, jazz, folk-songs, and a cappella music.
Works by Monteverdi, Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn, George Shearing, John Purifoy, Sarah Quartel
Bio:   Contact: Terri (info@heritagechorale.org)
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Sunday May 15, 2016 3:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
Worcester AGO Composers' Showcase
Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Performed by Members and Friends of the Worcester AGO
Sunday May 15, 2016
Compositions by Members of the Worcester AGO
OrganInfo: http://wesleyworc.org/worship-music/wesleys-pipe-organ/
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Friday May 20, 2016 7:00 PM -   Holliston, MA
Holliston Sings Haydn!
St. Mary's Church, 8 Church St
Cost: Free
Performing: St. Mary's Choirs and Period Orchestra, Juan A. Mesa, Conductor
Friday May 20, 2016
Join us for an evening of fine choral music on Friday May 20th, 2016, at 7:00 pm. St. Mary's Adult and Youth choirs will join forces to present a program of music by Haydn and Mozart. The program will include Haydn’s “Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo”, Mozart’s “Church Sonatas”, and several of Mozart’s motets for choir, organ and orchestra. This event will be free and open to all, and is partly funded by the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and the Holliston Arts Council. A reception will follow the concert, open to all.
Bio: http://www.stmarysholliston.com/index.php?page=concertinfo
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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 May 22, 2016 4:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
Cathedral Concert Series: Artist-in-Residence Allison Messier and Pianist Jonathan F. Babbitt
Cathedral of Saint Paul, 38 High Street
Cost: Suggested Donation: Gen: $20; Sr/Stu: $
Performing: Artist-in-Residence Allison Messier and Pianist Jonathan F. Babbitt
Sunday May 22, 2016
Allison's passion for French song, particularly the late works of Gabriel Fauré, will be celebrated when she collaborates with Cathedral Music Director Jonathan Babbitt in presenting Fauré's song cycles La Chanson d'Eve and L'Horizon Chimerique at the Cathedral. This recital, offered as part of our ongoing music series, will also feature works by visual artists from the Worcester area. The duo plans to record this program later in 2016, and make it available as a CD in early 2017.
Works by Fauré and Hahn
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Sunday May 22, 2016 4:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
Music at Trinity: Choral Vespers for the Festival of The Holy Trinity
Trinity Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster Street
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: Trinity Choir; John Weit, Cantor
Sunday May 22, 2016
Trinity Choir sings J.S. Bach's Cantata #129, Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott (Praised be the Lord, my God) in the context of Vespers (Evening Prayer). Cantor John Weit conducts the choir and orchestra in this cantata originally composed for the Festival of The Holy Trinity in 1726. Also included is Giacomo Puccini (senior)'s "Magnificat" for choir and chamber orchestra. A reception follows the vespers.
Works by J.S. Bach, Giacomo Puccini (senior)
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Monday May 23, 2016 6:30 PM -   Auburn, MA
Scholarship Recital and Annual Meeting
Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag St.
Cost: Free
Performing: Scholarship students
 
Scholarship students perform at the organ
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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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Sunday June 5, 2016 3:00 PM -   Hartford, CT
A PAUL HALLEY CELEBRATION!
St. Patrick- St. Anthony Church, 285 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $25; Sr/Stu: $10 - free parking
Performing: Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus
 
The whole family of Joyful Noise, Inc., gets to celebrate its 25th Birthday by welcoming back our celebrity founder: conductor, composer, and organist Paul Halley, who will visit us to lead a three-day choral festival, culminating in an high-spirited concert in Hartford that will feature all of our choirs together plus organ, piano, brass, and percussion. With an eclectic program that will journey from the Renaissance polychoral splendor of Venice through Paul Halley’s inimitable compositions of world music quality, the audience will be in for a treat at this very special concert rejoicing in the crossroads of styles, nationalities, and influences that defines Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus.
Bio: www.chorusangelicus.org
  Contact: 860-756-4034
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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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