Calendar

Apr
2
Mon
Oakwood Waits Audition
Apr 2 – May 31 all-day

The Oakwood Waits will be holding auditions for a Bass to start in the 2018 season. Successful candidates will possess solid ranges, voices strong in both solo and choral textures, and good music-reading and sight-singing skills. Friendly, hard-working individuals with approachable and team-minded attitudes are required. Candidates should be quick studies who are able to practice/learn parts outside of rehearsal.

Founded in 1984, The Oakwood Waits is Raleigh’s premiere Dickens-era-costumed vocal ensemble. We consist of 16-17 performers who entertain audiences throughout central North Carolina during the holiday season. It is our hope that our new members stay with the group for several seasons, and it is our expectation that every member make The Oakwood Waits a priority during the rehearsal and performance season.

Please email us at oakwoodwaits@gmail.com for more information or to set up an audition, and don’t forget check out our website and Facebook page.

May
21
Mon
Second Shift A Cappella Bass/Baritone Auditions
May 21 – Jun 25 all-day

Do you have a beautiful deep voice and want to sing? If so, Second Shift is looking for a Bass/Baritone!

Second Shift is an adult a cappella group located in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC). We’re a co-ed, non-profit group that sings a wide variety of song styles. Take a look around the site to learn more about what we do or how you can hear us.

So, why Second Shift, you ask? Well, all of us have day jobs, and we do this for the love of the music. Once we fit in other important things such as family, and having an occasional good time, sometimes it seems like there’s little time left over.

Work… Sing… Sleep. Repeat. That’s life!

May
31
Thu
Heart of Carolina A Cappella GUEST NIGHT!
May 31 @ 7:30 pm

If you love to sing, join us for an evening of mixed chorus a cappella singing, food, drinks and fun. We’re looking for both men and women to join our chorus who have a passion for creating spectacular harmonies together!

Jun
2
Sat
Journey to the Past
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come out and enjoy a lively performance from the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus, now in its 23rd season! Settle in as we take you on a journey through some of the best music of all time. From age-old folk songs to big band swing; rock ballads to country twang; and Broadway hits to millennial chart toppers. There’s something for everyone with this concert, and it’s certainly one you won’t want to miss!


The Triangle Gay Mens Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. TGMC recognizes the power of music to communicate important truths about common human conditions and the value of all people. It aims to do so by spreading joy through its live concert series. The chorus is directed by co-Artistic Directors, Lennie Collins and Jeff Whicker.

Jun
3
Sun
Journey to the Past
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come out and enjoy a lively performance from the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus, now in its 23rd season! Settle in as we take you on a journey through some of the best music of all time. From age-old folk songs to big band swing; rock ballads to country twang; and Broadway hits to millennial chart toppers. There’s something for everyone at this concert, and it’s certainly the one you won’t want to miss!


The Triangle Gay Mens Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. TGMC recognizes the power of music to communicate important truths about common human conditions and the value of all people. It aims to do so by spreading joy through its live concert series. The chorus is directed by co-Artistic Directors, Lennie Collins and Jeff Whicker.

Jun
4
Mon
Cape Fear Chorale, Inc. Auditions
Jun 4 all-day

Cape Fear Chorale will be auditioning for all voice parts for the fall 2018 on Monday, June 4. If you are interested in singing with CFC as it starts its 20th year anniversary singing Karl Jenkins’ Te Deum and Gloria, please see the CFC website at Membership. www.capefearchorale.org

Hepcats to Hippies with The Encore Singers
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm

On Monday, June 4, at 7:00 pm, at the Halle Cultural Center in Apex, the Encore Singers presents Hepcats to Hippies, a concert featuring music from the 1940s to the 1960s.  This performance is a benefit concert for Corral Riding Academy, a local nonprofit that pairs rescued horses with girls in high-risk situations to provide healing and transformational life change. All are welcome, and donations gladly accepted.

Jun
9
Sat
Journey to the Past
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come out and enjoy a lively performance from the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus, now in its 23rd season! Settle in as we take you on a journey through some of the best music of all time. From age-old folk songs to big band swing; rock ballads to country twang; and Broadway hits to millennial chart toppers. There’s something for everyone at this concert, and it’s certainly the one you won’t want to miss!

This is a free event, but space is limited. Please reserve your spot by clicking the ticket link below. Donations are also welcomed and appreciated.


The Triangle Gay Mens Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. TGMC recognizes the power of music to communicate important truths about common human conditions and the value of all people. It aims to do so by spreading joy through its live concert series. The chorus is directed by co-Artistic Directors, Lennie Collins and Jeff Whicker.

Raleigh Boychoir Spring Concert
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm

Join the Raleigh Boychoir for our 2018 Spring Concert.  This annual concert marks the conclusion of our 50th Anniversary Season and features all Raleigh Boychoir ensembles, as well as the Alumni Choir.  Please join us for this wonderful performance!

Jun
10
Sun
Journey to the Past
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come out and enjoy a lively performance from the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus, now in its 23rd season! Settle in as we take you on a journey through some of the best music of all time. From age-old folk songs to big band swing; rock ballads to country twang; and Broadway hits to millennial chart toppers. There’s something for everyone at this concert, and it’s certainly the event you won’t want to miss!


The Triangle Gay Mens Chorus strives to provide a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their singing talents. TGMC recognizes the power of music to communicate important truths about common human conditions and the value of all people. It aims to do so by spreading joy through its live concert series. The chorus is directed by co-Artistic Directors, Lennie Collins and Jeff Whicker.

Voce Camerata & Consort – Spring Concert
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm

Please join us as we present “Songs of Elizabethan England and Colonial America”. The repertoire includes works by Dowland, Byrd, Morley, Billings and others. These very old and wonderful songs reflect moods of Spring from poignant love to hilarious intoxication. Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted never required.

Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham presents Sure on This Shining Night
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm
VAE’s 23rd annual summer concert features gorgeous choral music that moves gradually from dusk, through darkness, to dawn. The moon and stars are portrayed in their luminous beauty, evoking wonder and a sense of the infinite. The night brings rest and sleep and dreams.

Poetry by Sara Teasdale is sensitively set to music by Dale Warland and Eriks Ešenvalds, the latter with the added accompaniment of tuned water glasses. James Agee’s poem “Sure on This Shining Night” is heard in Morten Lauridsen’s rich harmonic language, and an excerpt from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is heard in a playful setting by Carrie Mallonee. Words by Dryden, O’Shaughnessy, and even a Sanskrit text from 1200 BC are also heard in sensitive, expressive musical settings.

Many of the pieces in this concert—ones by Clausen, Stroope, Gjeilo, Grieg, Elder, and others–are full of color and atmosphere and mystery. By contrast, Eric Whitacre’s “Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine” provides an extended, virtuosic look at da Vinci’s imagination and motivation in creating his famous flying machine, and imagines, through a panoply of vocal sounds, da Vinci’s vision of how this first flight might feel.

We invite you to come and hear all of this beautiful music!

Concert repertoire:
René Clausen  – Tonight eternity alone
Hugo Alfvén, arr. – Glimmering Moonlight
Dale Warland – There will be rest
Z. Randall Stroope – Noche serena
Daniel Elder – Ballade to the Moon (Nocturne)
Eric Nelson – We are the music makers
Eric Whitacre  – Leonardo dreams of his flying machine
Edward Grieg  – Ave maris stella
Morten Lauridsen – Sure on this shining night (fr. Nocturnes)
Eriks Ešenvalds  – Stars
Carrie Mallonee  – Look, love (fr. Songs of the Earth and Heavens)
Ola Gjeilo  – The Spheres (fr. Sunrise Mass)
Homer Keller  – Salutation of the Dawn
Carol Barnett  – Musica, Dei donum optimi

 

with David Heid (piano) and Philip Snyder (flute)
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor

“VAE is made up of some of the finest voices in the Triangle. They are chosen by Wynkoop based on ability, musicality, and the best possible blend of vocal qualities. His rehearsals are always focused and disciplined, a great pleasure, and often fun. Concerts of superior choral quality such as what was experienced in Duke Chapel this evening are the consequence of all of this. How fortunate we are!” – Ken Hoover, CVNC

Jun
14
Thu
University Theatre presents NUNSENSE
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm

The five remaining sisters from the Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over the fellowship hall —currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease” — and put on a variety show to raise the money to bury their 52 sisters —accidentally poisoned by their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. Nunsense features star solo turns, madcap dance routines, an audience quiz and comic surprises. Come get your praise on in this sinfully funny internationally acclaimed “nun-sensical” musical comedy directed by John McIlwee.

Audio description and closed captioning is available during the Friday, June 15 show. Call 919.515.1100 for more information.

Jun
15
Fri
University Theatre presents NUNSENSE
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm

The five remaining sisters from the Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over the fellowship hall —currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease” — and put on a variety show to raise the money to bury their 52 sisters —accidentally poisoned by their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. Nunsense features star solo turns, madcap dance routines, an audience quiz and comic surprises. Come get your praise on in this sinfully funny internationally acclaimed “nun-sensical” musical comedy directed by John McIlwee.

Audio description and closed captioning is available during the Friday, June 15 show. Call 919.515.1100 for more information.

Jun
16
Sat
University Theatre presents NUNSENSE
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm

The five remaining sisters from the Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over the fellowship hall —currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease” — and put on a variety show to raise the money to bury their 52 sisters —accidentally poisoned by their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. Nunsense features star solo turns, madcap dance routines, an audience quiz and comic surprises. Come get your praise on in this sinfully funny internationally acclaimed “nun-sensical” musical comedy directed by John McIlwee.

Audio description and closed captioning is available during the Friday, June 15 show. Call 919.515.1100 for more information.

Jun
17
Sun
University Theatre presents NUNSENSE
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm

The five remaining sisters from the Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over the fellowship hall —currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease” — and put on a variety show to raise the money to bury their 52 sisters —accidentally poisoned by their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. Nunsense features star solo turns, madcap dance routines, an audience quiz and comic surprises. Come get your praise on in this sinfully funny internationally acclaimed “nun-sensical” musical comedy directed by John McIlwee.

Audio description and closed captioning is available during the Friday, June 15 show. Call 919.515.1100 for more information.

Jun
20
Wed
University Theatre presents NUNSENSE
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

The five remaining sisters from the Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over the fellowship hall —currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease” — and put on a variety show to raise the money to bury their 52 sisters —accidentally poisoned by their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. Nunsense features star solo turns, madcap dance routines, an audience quiz and comic surprises. Come get your praise on in this sinfully funny internationally acclaimed “nun-sensical” musical comedy directed by John McIlwee.

Audio description and closed captioning is available during the Friday, June 15 show. Call 919.515.1100 for more information.

Jun
21
Thu
PopUp Chorus sings “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen and Abba’s “Dancing Queen.” Summer Spalsh!
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Come sing these monster 70’s SMASH songs – both PopUp Chorus greatest hits. It’s time to get your Queen on with Bohemian Rhapsody AND Dancing Queen!

Get your tickets in advance and check out the songs. Come ready to have some FUN! Everyone is welcome, regardless of vocal ability. Feel the community of singing together. It’s good for the soul and the best stress buster we know!

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Dancing Queen – Abba

Are you new to PopUp Chorus? If so, here are a few questions for you and some event information:

Do you like to sing? Have you thought about joining a chorus but are too busy to commit? Do you sing in the shower, in your car, or along to the radio? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you belong in PopUp Chorus!

PopUp Chorus is the only chorus where you can show up when you want and skip it when you’re too busy. No audition, no ongoing commitment. Just show up and sing with an ad hoc bunch of other lovely, excellent people. Together, we form a chorus, and are never the same group twice.

At each event, singers arrive and “learn” two familiar songs, which we later perform and record, guided by our funny and encouraging conductor, Amelia Shull. When each song is ready (we embrace imperfection!) we do a final performance and make a music video. It’s simple and could not be more fun. Our participants range in age from 5-75 and we welcome everybody, regardless of ability.

$13 Admission, $8 students (excluding ticket fee and tax). Drinks available from the bar. Free parking in the multi-story parking deck adjacent to The ArtsCenter.

WHERE: The ArtsCenter, 300-G E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510

WHEN: Doors open at 7:00pm, the singing starts at 7:30pm. Drinks available from the bar.

University Theatre presents NUNSENSE
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

The five remaining sisters from the Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over the fellowship hall —currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease” — and put on a variety show to raise the money to bury their 52 sisters —accidentally poisoned by their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. Nunsense features star solo turns, madcap dance routines, an audience quiz and comic surprises. Come get your praise on in this sinfully funny internationally acclaimed “nun-sensical” musical comedy directed by John McIlwee.

Audio description and closed captioning is available during the Friday, June 15 show. Call 919.515.1100 for more information.

Jun
22
Fri
University Theatre presents NUNSENSE
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

The five remaining sisters from the Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over the fellowship hall —currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease” — and put on a variety show to raise the money to bury their 52 sisters —accidentally poisoned by their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. Nunsense features star solo turns, madcap dance routines, an audience quiz and comic surprises. Come get your praise on in this sinfully funny internationally acclaimed “nun-sensical” musical comedy directed by John McIlwee.

Audio description and closed captioning is available during the Friday, June 15 show. Call 919.515.1100 for more information.

Jun
23
Sat
University Theatre presents NUNSENSE
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm

The five remaining sisters from the Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over the fellowship hall —currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease” — and put on a variety show to raise the money to bury their 52 sisters —accidentally poisoned by their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. Nunsense features star solo turns, madcap dance routines, an audience quiz and comic surprises. Come get your praise on in this sinfully funny internationally acclaimed “nun-sensical” musical comedy directed by John McIlwee.

Audio description and closed captioning is available during the Friday, June 15 show. Call 919.515.1100 for more information.

Jun
24
Sun
University Theatre presents NUNSENSE
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm

The five remaining sisters from the Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over the fellowship hall —currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease” — and put on a variety show to raise the money to bury their 52 sisters —accidentally poisoned by their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. Nunsense features star solo turns, madcap dance routines, an audience quiz and comic surprises. Come get your praise on in this sinfully funny internationally acclaimed “nun-sensical” musical comedy directed by John McIlwee.

Audio description and closed captioning is available during the Friday, June 15 show. Call 919.515.1100 for more information.

Jun
30
Sat
Raleigh Boychoir 50th Anniversary Gala – A Night to Shine
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm

On June 30, 2018, the Raleigh Boychoir will close out its 50th Anniversary Season with a Fundraising Gala and Silent Auction—A Night to Shine at the North Carolina Museum of History! The event will see supporters and patrons from across the Triangle arts community as well as community leaders join together to support and celebrate the Raleigh Boychoir. The event proceeds will benefit the Raleigh Boychoir programs, including financial assistance for tuition, music, uniforms, and tour experiences. The event includes live entertainment, including the RBC Tour Choir!

Jul
16
Mon
2018 Raleigh Boychoir Summer Camps – Wild Music Adventure
Jul 16 – Jul 20 all-day

Registration is now open for our 2018 Summer Music Day Camps which will be held the week of July 16 – 20, 2018. Fun for rising 1st – 5th grade boys who want to be part of a wild music adventure!

Half & Full-day camp options:

EXPLORE – Half-day, 9AM – Noon. Fun-filled musical activities exploring music theory.

PERFORM – Half-day, 1PM – 4PM. Create your own musical adventure while learning to perform with a group!

FULL DAY ADVENTURE* – 9AM – 4PM. Participate in both Explore & Perform camps for a full-day of fun!

Come out and explore Raleigh Boychoir with our awesome artistic staff thorough our exciting Summer Camps! Registration deadline is July 1, 2018.

Outdoor activities, snacks, games, & more!

*Full-day campers must bring a lunch.

Jul
22
Sun
Choirs Invited to Join the Wilson Sacred Choral Festival with Mary McDonald
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Participate in the 2018 Wilson Choral Festival

The annual Wilson Choral Festival is regional festival of volunteer choirs singing music written by and under the direction of composer and clinician Mary McDonald. This year we are fortunate to host Mary McDonald for an afternoon of fellowship and music-making.  The event, taking place at First Methodist Church in Wilson, NC will begin with an afternoon rehearsal from 3-5PM.   Following the massed afternoon rehearsal, members of the choir take a short dinner break.  They will then present a concert open to the public at 6PM.   The choir will be performing works of the festival clinician, Mary McDonald.

Anthem List

  1. Lift Your Light; SATB | Monarch Music/Lorenz; 10/3285M | Fun, gospel style work with a cappella opening
  2. Then Sings My Soul; SATB | Hope Publishing/ C 5701 | Mary’s best seller!
  3. Hymn of Peace; SATB | Beckenhorst press / BP 1985 | An original composition with briefly quotes “Be Still My Soul”
  4. A Family of Love; SATB with children | Hope Publishing / C 6134 | Utilizes both children’s voices and handbells
  5. Fly Away Home; SATB | Glory Sound / 35028831

Clinician, Mary McDonald

Mary McDonald is well known in sacred music. With a career that spans over thirty‑five years, her songs appear in the catalogs of every major publisher of church music. More than 800 anthems, seasonal musicals, and keyboard collections testify to her significant contribution to sacred literature.

In 2000, Mary became the first ever woman President of the Southern Baptist Church Music Conference. In addition, she has served as accompanist for the Tennessee Men’s Chorale since 1985. Her greatest desire is “to give God glory for the songs He has allowed me to compose. He alone, is the true Creator behind my pen.”

In 2011, after serving as sacred music editor for The Lorenz Corporation in Dayton, Ohio for more than twenty years, Mary answered a new call. Now she takes her tremendous passion and love for music making directly to churches as an independent artist. She is in constant demand in churches across the nation for Composer Weekends.

To register, please visit our Choral Festival Website →

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