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Feb
23
Sat
NC State University Theatre presents CABARET @ Stewart Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

Willkommen, Beinvenue, Welcome!

The young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and the “simply marvelous” charismatic singer Sally Bowles spend their days in Fraulein Schneider’s boarding house — and their nights in the seedy Kit Kat Klub where “life is beautiful. The girls are beautiful. Even the — are beautiful.” Come, experience the final, chaotic days of Germany’s Weimer Republic in this Tony Award-winning musical cabaret. Book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

Directed by Mia Self
Musical direction by Catherine Hamner
Choreography by Tara Z. Mullins

Audio Description and Closed Captioning available during the Friday, February 22, 2019 show. Call 919.515.1100 for more details and to make arrangements in advance.

Produced by special arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Feb
24
Sun
NC State University Theatre presents CABARET @ Stewart Theatre
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm

Willkommen, Beinvenue, Welcome!

The young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and the “simply marvelous” charismatic singer Sally Bowles spend their days in Fraulein Schneider’s boarding house — and their nights in the seedy Kit Kat Klub where “life is beautiful. The girls are beautiful. Even the — are beautiful.” Come, experience the final, chaotic days of Germany’s Weimer Republic in this Tony Award-winning musical cabaret. Book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

Directed by Mia Self
Musical direction by Catherine Hamner
Choreography by Tara Z. Mullins

Audio Description and Closed Captioning available during the Friday, February 22, 2019 show. Call 919.515.1100 for more details and to make arrangements in advance.

Produced by special arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

In the Embrace of the Tango @ Levin Jewish Community Center
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm

Perhaps no dance form other than Salomé with her seven veils is as alluring and sensuous as the tango! Originating in lower-class neighborhoods of Buenos Aires and Montevideo at the turn of the 20th century, the tango was fruitfully influenced by an admixture of cultural traditions, including the violin technique of various Jewish new immigrants. The Triangle Jewish Chorale and the Lorena Guillen Tango Ensemble are proud to present a representative sampling of tango music, from classics of the repertoire by Jewish-Argentinian composers to tango songs created for the New York Yiddish theater and pre-WW2 European versions inspired by the recently exported Argentinian tango.

A tango dance demonstration/lesson by Alicia and Eduardo is at 2:30 pm in the lobby, followed by the concert at 3:00 pm in the hall.

Triangle Shape Note Singers @ North Carolina Museum of History
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Triangle Shape Note Singers will share their distinctive music in the NC Museum of History lobby as part of the 20th anniversary of the Music of the Carolinas series. Note: This concert was rescheduled due to inclement weather in December; if you have already reserved a ticket for the December show, it will still be valid on this new date.

In the shape note singing tradition, singers sing a cappella (without accompaniment) and sit arranged by vocal part in a “hollow square,” facing one another across the square and taking turns at leading. Shape note singing began in Protestant churches in New England in America’s early years, and it survived in the rural South and became recognized as an American art form in the 1960s. Today, local singers still gather three times a month around the Triangle to share the music and fellowship of the Shape Note Sing. The Shape Note Singers meet the second Sunday of each month in Durham, the third Sunday of each month in Chapel Hill, and the fourth Sunday of each month in Raleigh. They also host an annual convention in March, drawing singers from across the state and beyond.

“Sounds on Oberlin” Concert Series Presents the Three Triangle Tenors @ White Memorial Presbyterian Church
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm

WMPC member Tim Sparks, George Deaton, and Wade Henderson founded the Three Triangle Tenors in 2009 with collaborative pianist Thomas Warburton. Their repertory encompasses folk songs, religious songs and arias, songs and ensembles from Broadway musicals and movie scores, opera arias and ensembles and Neapolitan songs.

Feb
25
Mon
The Cary Big Sing with the Concert Singers of Cary @ Cary Arts Center, Marcus Dry Room
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm

Come one, come all – and bring a friend!

We’re thrilled to repeat our Cary Big Sing, which was such a hit last year.

On Feb. 25 from 7:30-8PM, you are invited to come and sit in with the Concert Singers and sing through some famous songs from the first half of the 20th century – Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Cole Porter, and the like.

No prior experience, signup or preparation is necessary and music will be provided.

The Big Sing will take place at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue. See ya there we hope!

 

 

Feb
26
Tue
Common Woman Chorus – Open Rehearsal @ Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Feb 26 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm

New singers are welcome for open rehearsals on Feb. 12 and Feb. 26. We will be preparing a newly commissioned work which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising to be performed in collaboration with Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus and Triad Pride Women’s and Men’s Choruses.
We are a non-audition chorus for treble singers (soprano and alto voices).
We welcome all woman-identified, gender-nonconforming, and transgender individuals, with a goal of diversity in ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, interests and beliefs.

Feb
27
Wed
Hillyer Community Chorus – Call for Singers @ Hillyer Memorial Christian Church
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm

Come sing with us as we prepare for our 2019 Spring concert to be held Sunday, May 19, 2019, 4pm. We will be performing Mozart’s Requiem. First rehearsal is Wednesday, 2/27/19 at 8pm. Adult Mixed Ensemble, no audition required. We are recruiting all interested signers with basic music reading and singing experience. There are no dues, and music is provided. We have a paid director, Bill Rashleigh, and will be performing with orchestra and professional soloists.

Mar
2
Sat
North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

The annual North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention is the first weekend of March! Held over two days for the third year in a row, this year includes one day of singing in Raleigh and a second day of singing in new-to-the-group venue in Chapel Hill. Both days are free and open to the public, and singers and non-singers alike are welcome.

Sacred Harp singing is the largest surviving branch of what is known as traditional American shape note singing. Singers in this tradition sing without accompaniment and sit arranged by vocal part in a “hollow square,” facing one another across the square and taking turns at leading from the middle of the square.

On Saturday, singers will sing from The Sacred Harp, a historically important tunebook descended from a version first published in 1844. It has reappeared in multiple editions ever since. The 1991 Edition added 62 songs, including late 18th- and early 19th-century classics of New England and Southern origin and new songs by living composers from the South, Northeast, and Midwest. And 46 rarely sung older songs and anthems were deleted from an earlier edition. You can learn more about this history book and order your own copy online:
originalsacredharp.com

Mar
3
Sun
Day 2: North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention @ Camp New Hope — Fleming Lodge
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

The annual North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention is the first weekend of March! Held over two days for the third year in a row, this year includes one day of singing in Raleigh and a second day of singing in new-to-the-group venue in Chapel Hill. Both days are free and open to the public, and singers and non-singers alike are welcome.

Sacred Harp singing is the largest surviving branch of what is known as traditional American shape note singing. Singers in this tradition sing without accompaniment and sit arranged by vocal part in a “hollow square,” facing one another across the square and taking turns at leading from the middle of the square.

On Sunday, songs will be sung from the Shenandoah Harmony, now in its second printing since its release in mid-February 2013.

The Shenandoah Harmony is a relatively new shape-note songbook with a concentration on Shenandoah Valley music of the early 19th century. At 469 songs on 480 pages, The Shenandoah Harmony is the largest new book of its kind published in more than 150 years.

The original inspiration for The Shenandoah Harmony was to create a tunebook that included the best of the shape-note songs collected, printed, and published by Ananias Davisson from 1816 to 1826 in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Davisson’s works, Kentucky Harmony and A Supplement to the Kentucky Harmony, combine European congregational hymns and New England singing-school repertoire with the frontier sound of arranged folk hymns and camp meeting songs. They had a profound influence on later tunebooks, including the popular shape-note book The Sacred Harp.
You can learn more about the history of The Shenandoah Harmony and order it online: shenandoahharmony.com

On both days of the Convention, the songbook in use will be available, both for loan and for sale.​

Both days will also feature a potluck “dinner on the grounds” lunch option, or you can dine out on your own during the lunch break.

NC Opera: Leah Crocetto in Recital @ A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

North Carolina Opera is proud to present soprano Leah Crocetto (NCO’s Norma) in recital with pianist Mark Markham. The program features classic songs by Respighi, Poulenc and Rachmaninoff, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen and Sammy Fain. The program also includes the North Carolina premiere of Eternal Recurrence, a new song cycle by American composer Gregory Peebles. Don’t miss this “recital for the ages.” (WQXR, New York)

This CommUnity Sings! @ Carolina Theatre
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

Join the Carolina Theatre for an afternoon of song, provided by YOU! This FREE community event invites singers and lovers of song at every skill level and ability imaginable to gather at the Carolina Theatre for an afternoon of musical commUNITY celebration. This CommUnity Sings will feature more than 1,000 voices singing three songs (plus two warm-ups)!

2019 Songs:
YMCA – The Village People
La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
Joy to the World – Three Dog Night
We are the World – USA for Africa
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Doors will open at 2PM. Pre-show provided by the UNCG Spartones and Gate City Ramblers!
Singing will begin at 3PM. We’ll learn the songs (with some help from the pros!), and then we’ll raise our voices. Special thanks to our Musical Director, Wesley McCleary-Small, and to accompanist Christy Wisuthseriwong.

Gather your family, call your friends, get the band back together, and then join the commUNITY!

*****If you are bringing a group, please plan to arrive together or meet in the lobby before sitting down. We will NOT be able to hold blocks of seats in the auditorium.*****

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! No tickets are necessary. (The concessions stand will be open for those who wish to purchase snacks.) We hope to fill the theatre, so please plan to arrive early. First come, first served.

#ThisCommUnitySings

The core mission of This CommUnity Sings is to foster a sense of unity, harmony, oneness, cooperation and connectivity throughout Greensboro and Guilford County. By bringing together all the myriad elements of our community to create a harmonious whole, our hope is that this simple act will create a ripple effect that will spread not only throughout our town but also to other communities. Using the universal language of music, we believe that this community sing-along will raise awareness that we are, indeed, one people and will inspire others to understand that there is strength through diversity.

Brahms-a-thon @ Carswell Concert Hall
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm

Songs, Duets and Quartets by Johannes Brahms

Meredith Canington, Soprano
Carol Ingbretsen, Mezzo-soprano
David Wiehle, Tenor
Ted Dougherty, Baritone
Susan McClaskey Lohr, Piano

Choral Society of Durham and Durham Medical Orchestra to Present Philip Glass: Itaipú & Eric Whitacre: Deep Field @ Baldwin Auditorium
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm

Itaipú by Philip Glass
Deep Field by Eric Whitacre

This concert will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3pm at Duke University’s Baldwin Auditorium and will feature the Choral Society of Durham, the Duke University Chorale, and the Durham Medical Orchestra.

Philip Glass, Itaipú, was commissioned anonymously for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and premiered November 2, 1989 by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Robert Shaw. It calls for an SATB choir and orchestra. It runs about 38 minutes.

According to notes from the publisher, Dunvagen Music Publishers, it is a “Symphonic portrait in four movements: Mato Grosso – The Lake – The Dam – To the Sea.” The text is the Creation Myth of the Guarani (sung in traditional Guarani). Online reference, brittanica.com says that “the Guarani are a South American Indian group living mainly in Paraguay and speaking a language also called Guarani. Smaller groups also live in Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil.” Nick Jones notes on the publisher’s web page that “[L]ike The Light and The Canyon, Itaipu originated as Glass’ response both to nature and to a modern technological wonder, in this case the massive hydro-electric dam (…) that was then taking shape at Itaipu on the Parana River, which forms the border between Brazil and Peru. (…)While the music itself hymns the wonder wrought by nature and by humankind, the exotic text recounts the creation of the world, the actions of the gods and how the first people came to this place.”

Deep Field was composed by Eric Whitacre in 2015 on a joint commission of the Minnesota Orchestra BBC Radio 3 and the Dallas Winds. It is scored for SATB choir and orchestra and runs about 20 minutes. Its World premiere took place May 8, 2015 at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN by the Minnesota Orchestra and Chorale and was conducted by the composer. The European premier was August 9, 2015 at the BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London, by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus and BBC Singers. It was conducted by the composer.

The composer’s web site says that the piece was “inspired by the iconic Hubble Field Deep Field images.” The work was originally written for orchestra, chorus & electronica and later transcribed for concert band. The site goes on to explain that the “Hubble Deep Field” captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995 is an “image that covers a speck of the sky only about the width of a dime seen from 75 feet away. The exposure lasted 10 consecutive days, or approximately 150 orbits. Though the field is a very small sample of the heavens, it is considered representative of the typical distribution of galaxies in space, because the universe, statistically, looks largely the same in all directions. Gazing into this small field, Hubble uncovered a bewildering assortment of at least 1,500 galaxies at various stages of evolution.”

A Performance Note on the score says, “A smart-phone App playing the Deep Field electronica may be triggered by audience members from bar 217 to the end of the piece, as cued by the conductor. This should be downloaded in advance of the performance and is available via the App Store and Google Play. Search “Deep Field” in the respective store to locate the App and download.”

Mar
5
Tue
UPBEAT! Concert at Salemtowne Retirement Center @ Salemtowne Zaal
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm

Come and enjoy our training choir singers as we sing for this sweet Moravian Retirement Community in their beautiful Zaal! Songs will include some favorite Irish Folk Tunes as we approach St. Patrick’s Day. The concert is free and open to the public, and will last around 30 minutes.

Mar
7
Thu
PopUp Chorus Broadway sings: HAMILTON @ The ArtsCenter
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

at ArtsCenter, Carrboro
6:30PM Doors – 7PM Show
$13 Adults, $8 Students, (w/ticket fee and tax added)

Musical theater lovers, come sing these three songs from cultural phenomena, Hamilton. This PopUp Broadway is not to be missed! Remember, everyone is welcome, regardless of vocal ability, age or experience. Come if you love to sing and come if you love Broadway and musicals!

It is never too early to start familiarizing yourself with the material for this event! Feel free to listen to the original cast recordings of these songs, or any of the other versions you will find on YouTube.

Remember, Allan will teach the songs, so it is fine to attend even if you have not heard the songs before. You will learn them and have great fun.

Wait For It

Satisfied

The Room Where It Happens

Are you new to PopUp Broadway?

PopUp Broadway is conducted by Dr. Allan Friedman. Allan is the music director at Durham’s Judea Reform Congregation and artistic director of Women’s Voices Chorus, and was a choral conductor for Duke Chapel Music for eight years. He is joined by Dr. Deborah Hollis, a much-loved area accompanist and piano teacher. Deborah plays the piano as the singers learn and perform the material.

“This is a low-pressure, high-fun event. You don’t need to be able to sing well, and you don’t need to know anyone else who is going,” says conductor Allan Freidman. “No one will judge you for your voice or your knowledge. It’s a chance to make great music in a welcoming setting with minimal commitment. Singing, especially group singing, makes you feel good!”Do you like to sing? Do you have fantasies of being on a Broadway stage? Do you adore musicals and Broadway shows? Did you sing and perform in high school or college and do you miss it? If you sing in the shower, in your car, or along to your favorite soundtrack recording then you belong in PopUp Chorus Broadway!

At our monthly events, folks come together to learn and perform two fabulous show tunes. We spend about 40 minutes learning each song before moving on to a final performance, which is filmed and recorded. We always have one or two sing-along bonus songs for even MORE fun!

Everybody is welcome! We are a drop-in chorus that invites all people who love to sing – regardless of experience – to join us. No audition or monthly commitment is required – just show up at The ArtsCenter to sing.

Come be a part of the chorus (line), ensemble and cast. PopUp Broadway is everybody’s opening night, your chance to sing the show tunes you love, and maybe even discover a new song and show!

Drinks available from the bar. Free parking in the multi-story parking deck adjacent to The ArtsCenter

Mar
8
Fri
Spring Showcase @ Centenary United Methodist Church
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Winston-Salem Girls Chorus will feature their group and individual talents. Talent acts include singing, instrumental solos, and other forms of artistic expression. Singers will perform both individually and in small groups. Each of our three choruses will also perform some of their new spring music. Appetizers and desserts will be served during this family-friendly evening.
–Contact us at (336) 922-4073 or wsgcsing@aol.com for more information.

The Alamance Chorale presents…Disney Memories Dinner Show @ Front Street United Methodist Church
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm

“Disney Memories” Dinner Show- March 8th & 9th, 2019
at Front Street United Methodist Church, Burlington, NC
Doors open at 6:15 PM… Dinner at 7 PM
$25 per person in advance
Tickets may be purchased from any Chorale Member or The Alamance Arts Center. Alamance Arts, Graham, NC, (336) 226-4495 arts@alamancearts.org
alamancearts.org

The Alamance Chorale is an Associate Member of The Alamance Arts Council.
This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

Mar
9
Sat
Mallarme Chamber Players “Latin Passions” @ Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm

Ignite your heart with an afternoon of passionate music from Italy and Spain performed by harpist Jacquelyn Bartlett, cellist Nathan Leyland and mezzo soprano/ guitarist Salomé Sandoval. LATIN PASSIONS will be performed up close in an uniquely intimate house concert on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm. You will surely be moved by the music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Joaquin Nin, Hietor Villa-Lobos and Manuel De Falla.

The Alamance Chorale presents…Disney Memories Dinner Show @ Front Street United Methodist Church
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm

“Disney Memories” Dinner Show- March 8th & 9th, 2019
at Front Street United Methodist Church, Burlington, NC
Doors open at 6:15 PM… Dinner at 7 PM
$25 per person in advance
Tickets may be purchased from any Chorale Member or The Alamance Arts Center. Alamance Arts, Graham, NC, (336) 226-4495 arts@alamancearts.org
alamancearts.org

The Alamance Chorale is an Associate Member of The Alamance Arts Council.
This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

The Songs You Love to Sing : Music From The Great American Songbook with the Concert Singers of Cary @ St. Francis UMC
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm

Nathan Leaf, Conductor
Allen Bailey, Pianist
Kathleen Jasinskas, Soprano
Bill Adams, Baritone

The Great American Songbook is not, in fact, an actual book or physical collection that authoritatively defines this music. Rather than a binding, the songs are held together by the ethos of an era that many refer to as “The Golden Age of Song,” in which great melodies and sophisticated yet subtle harmonies were combined with witty lyrics and clever rhymes. Many of the writers of these songs are still household names today: George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Hoagy Carmichael, the list goes on.

The quality and craftsmanship of the songs is demonstrated not only by their popularity, but also because they maintain their allure with performers of all types and styles. Above all, these works are the songs we love to sing!

Mar
10
Sun
Side by Side- Kidznotes and Vox Virorum Men’s Chorus @ First Presbyterian Church
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm

Kidznotes’ Haydn, Copland, and Vivaldi Choirs to sing with Vox Virorum Men’s Chorus. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Kidznotes.
Kidznotes is a Durham- based non-profit organization that engages students pre-K through 12th grade in an intense out-of-school musical program that includes instrumental instruction, choir, music theory, general music, orchestra, and band.

SONAM Early Spring Concert to Support Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill @ Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Chapel Hill
Mar 10 @ 3:00 pm

Join Singers of New and Ancient Music (SONAM) for our Early Spring concert! All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, which helps house and support families of children undergoing medical care in area hospitals.

This concert will feature music about hope and persistence through struggle. You’ll hear works by Lutheran Masters including Schütz, Bach, Brahms, and Distler, as well as Caroline Shaw’s “To the Hands”.

Donations will be accepted at the door in lieu of tickets.

Connect with SONAM: http://sonamchorus.org

Connect with Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill: https://rmh-chapelhill.org/

Connect with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Chapel Hill: https://www.holytrinitychapelhill.org/

Avante in Durham @ Eno River UU Fellowship
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm

The Triangle’s professional vocal octet Avante returns from its southern tour with a mix of new arrangements and old favorites.

Cantari Presents Poetry in Song @ The Arts Center
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm

Musical settings of folk tales, intense poetry, and Shakespeare. Two settings of the text “If Music Be the Food of Love” bookend the concert.

Guest artist: Jacob Wenger, cellist

Performing

If Music Be the Food of Love
Jean Belmont
Trois Chansons
Maurice Ravel
Three Quartets, Opus 57
Anton Arensky
Three Shakespeare Songs
Arthur Frackenpohl
Four Robert Burns Ballads
James Mulholland
Love, Thricewise
Joseph Gregorio
Little Bird
Eric Whitacre
Little Bird, Little Bird
Gail Kubik
If Music Be the Food of Love
David Dickau

 

Mar
15
Fri
À la carte – Spring Concert @ Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm

À la carte presents its Spring Concert on Friday, March 15, 2019 (7:30 p.m,) at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greensboro. The eclectic program features composer/Jazz saxophonist Brian Horton and includes music by Henry Purcell, Ernst Chausson, Chick Corea, contemporary composer George Crumb, 14th and 15th century motets and more. At an À la carte concert, expect something old (early music), something new (premieres!), something borrowed (world music) or something blue (Jazz and popular music).

This À la carte concert is hosted by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, 607 North Green St., Greensboro, NC 27401 and is free and open to a public excited to hear a wide assortment of music from various genres, styles and epochs, performed by some of the area’s best musicians.

À la carte is directed by Clara O’Brien, internationally recognized mezzo-soprano and University of North Carolina at Greensboro professor of voice and Dr. Lance Hulme, professor of music at North Carolina Central University and prize-winning composer, with many international performances to his credit. Together with Prof. O’Brien and Dr. Hulme, À la carte draws on the finest professional performers from the Triad area and beyond. We also promote emerging artists who are of the highest quality.

The concerts are free to the public. Performers include:

Erika Boysen, flute
Kelly Burke, clarinet
Samuel Taylor, lute and banjo
Erik Schmidt, percussion
James Douglass, piano
Marjorie Bagley, violin
Phoenix Deng, violin
Scott Rawls, viola
Alexander Ezerman, cello
The Brian Horton Ensemble

Mar
19
Tue
Duke Chorale Spring Tour Concert @ Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University
Mar 19 @ 8:00 pm

The Duke Chorale returns to campus following its Spring 2019 concert tour to California. The group will offer a diverse selection from Renaissance pieces to contemporary works, including American folk songs and spirituals. The Duke University Chorale, conducted by Rodney Wynkoop and accompanied by Mary Hamilton, is the principal choral group of the Department of Music at Duke. Composed mainly of undergraduate students, the 50-voice Chorale and its 20-voice Chamber Choir perform numerous concerts throughout the year, both on and off campus.

Mar
23
Sat
American Music Festival “High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass” with the Raleigh Boychoir @ First Baptist Church
Mar 23 @ 3:00 pm

The Raleigh Boychoir will reach new heights as our choristers and community present Dr. Tim Sharp’s “High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass.” Welcoming area boys to perform in the 2nd Annual Triangle All Boy Honor Choir, we’ll be joined by NC State’s Singing Statesmen, the First Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, Chuck Nation Bluegrass Band and guest conductor Tim Sharp!

Mar
26
Tue
Voice Masterclass with Phil Hall @ Bone Hall, Biddle Music Building, Duke University
Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm

Phil Hall is a Conductor/Musical Director/Vocal Coach with Broadway conducting credits that include “Play Me a Country Song” and “Mame” (associate conductor), Broadway National Tour conducting “Cats.” Regional musical direction credits include productions at the Michigan Opera Theatre, the Kennedy Center, St. Louis’s MUNY, and Papermill Playhouse. As a voice teacher and vocal coach, Phil has taught master classes and musical theatre auditioning techniques at Tanz Gesang Studio in Vienna, Austria. He maintains a considerable teaching/vocal coaching studio on the upper west side of Manhattan and is also the principal vocal arranger for “Bravo Broadway” symphonic concerts. This masterclass is free and open to the public.

Concert at Arbor Acres Retirement Community @ Arbor Acres Retirement Community Main Auditorium
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm

Come and enjoy our Lyrica and Encore Choirs as we sing for one of Winston-Salem’s finest Retirement Communities in their beautiful auditorium. A diverse program of treble music will be featured. The concert is free and open to the public, and will last around 30 minutes.

 

Mar
28
Thu
Invitation Preview – The Durham Savoyards Ltd. Present Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” (Reinvented for a Modern Audience) @ The Carolina Theater of Durham
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm

Come see The Durham Savoyards, Ltd. re-invent the Gilbert and Sullivan Mikado’s sparkling wit and soaring musicality for a modern audience. Embracing a lead character being called a “cheap tailor,” the action starts at an avant-garde fashion show. Personalities clash, tempers flare, tables turn, and marvelous mayhem ensues as the models step off the runway and the patrons take the stage to portray the world’s most popular comic opera. Performances are at Durham’s Carolina Theatre 8pm Friday, March 29, 7pm Saturday, March 30, and 2pm Sunday, March 31, with a special invitation preview at 8pm on Thursday, March 28. Topsy-turvydom at its finest from a theater company that has delighted Triangle audiences for more than 50 years! Tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are available from the Theatre Box Office (919-560-3030, http://www.carolinatheatre.org/events/mikado), Contact 984-244-0668 for information for Thursday’s special preview performance.

Mar
29
Fri
The Durham Savoyards Ltd. Present Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” (Reinvented for a Modern Audience) @ The Carolina Theater of Durham
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm

Come see The Durham Savoyards, Ltd. re-invent the Gilbert and Sullivan Mikado’s sparkling wit and soaring musicality for a modern audience. Embracing a lead character being called a “cheap tailor,” the action starts at an avant-garde fashion show. Personalities clash, tempers flare, tables turn, and marvelous mayhem ensues as the models step off the runway and the patrons take the stage to portray the world’s most popular comic opera. Performances are at Durham’s Carolina Theatre 8pm Friday, March 29, 7pm Saturday, March 30, and 2pm Sunday, March 31, with a special invitation preview at 8pm on Thursday, March 28. Topsy-turvydom at its finest from a theater company that has delighted Triangle audiences for more than 50 years! Tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are available from the Theatre Box Office (919-560-3030, http://www.carolinatheatre.org/events/mikado), Contact 984-244-0668 for information for Thursday’s special preview performance.

Mar
30
Sat
UNC Opera: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music @ James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am

$10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

Scholarship Benefit Concert.

The Durham Savoyards Ltd. Present Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” (Reinvented for a Modern Audience) @ The Carolina Theater of Durham
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

Come see The Durham Savoyards, Ltd. re-invent the Gilbert and Sullivan Mikado’s sparkling wit and soaring musicality for a modern audience. Embracing a lead character being called a “cheap tailor,” the action starts at an avant-garde fashion show. Personalities clash, tempers flare, tables turn, and marvelous mayhem ensues as the models step off the runway and the patrons take the stage to portray the world’s most popular comic opera. Performances are at Durham’s Carolina Theatre 8pm Friday, March 29, 7pm Saturday, March 30, and 2pm Sunday, March 31, with a special invitation preview at 8pm on Thursday, March 28. Topsy-turvydom at its finest from a theater company that has delighted Triangle audiences for more than 50 years! Tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are available from the Theatre Box Office (919-560-3030, http://www.carolinatheatre.org/events/mikado), Contact 984-244-0668 for information for Thursday’s special preview performance.

Bel Canto Company – Harmonious Accord @ WELL-SPRING THEATRE
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm

Celebrate the musical styles that make up the distinctly American choral music canon…Sacred Harp, Shape Note, Folk, Jazz, Spirituals and more. The final concert of the season will be our first at the newly opened Well-Spring Theater. Easily accessible near the intersection of I-840 (New Urban Loop) and Battleground Avenue, the Triad’s newest performance venue boasts modern amenities, a 300-seat house, and a new Steinway-B grand piano!

Mar
31
Sun
The Durham Savoyards Ltd. Present Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” (Reinvented for a Modern Audience) @ The Carolina Theater of Durham
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm

Come see The Durham Savoyards, Ltd. re-invent the Gilbert and Sullivan Mikado’s sparkling wit and soaring musicality for a modern audience. Embracing a lead character being called a “cheap tailor,” the action starts at an avant-garde fashion show. Personalities clash, tempers flare, tables turn, and marvelous mayhem ensues as the models step off the runway and the patrons take the stage to portray the world’s most popular comic opera. Performances are at Durham’s Carolina Theatre 8pm Friday, March 29, 7pm Saturday, March 30, and 2pm Sunday, March 31, with a special invitation preview at 8pm on Thursday, March 28. Topsy-turvydom at its finest from a theater company that has delighted Triangle audiences for more than 50 years! Tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are available from the Theatre Box Office (919-560-3030, http://www.carolinatheatre.org/events/mikado), Contact 984-244-0668 for information for Thursday’s special preview performance.

Haydn’s The Creation @ Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm

Inspired after hearing Handel’s Messiah, Joseph Haydn wrote his greatest oratorio, The Creation, one of the most beloved works in the choral literature. Haydn’s depiction of the Biblical creation of the world is jubilant and uplifting. The 170-voices of the Chorale, orchestra, and soloists perform The Creation.

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UNC Opera: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music @ James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm

$10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

Scholarship Benefit Concert.

Apr
1
Mon
Bel Canto Company – Harmonious Accord @ WELL-SPRING THEATRE
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm

Celebrate the musical styles that make up the distinctly American choral music canon…Sacred Harp, Shape Note, Folk, Jazz, Spirituals and more. The final concert of the season will be our first at the newly opened Well-Spring Theater. Easily accessible near the intersection of I-840 (New Urban Loop) and Battleground Avenue, the Triad’s newest performance venue boasts modern amenities, a 300-seat house, and a new Steinway-B grand piano!

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge directed by Graham Ross @ St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (UK) is one of the world’s finest collegiate choirs. Formerly directed by John Rutter, the Choir has been under the superb direction of Graham Ross since 2010. The Choir has produced over 40 recordings, and has toured extensively throughout the world. Purchasing tickets early is recommended, as their previous performance was sold out.
This concert is arranged through Knudsen Productions, LLC, the exclusive N. American representative for the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge records for harmonia mundi.

Apr
5
Fri
Rare Music presents “Vocal and Instrumental Laments: Claudio Monteverdi and Matthias Weckmann” @ Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm

Music from the Italian and German seventeenth century: the musical laments of Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) and Matthias Weckmann (ca.1616-1674). Featuring the North Carolina Consort of Viols (led by Brent Wissick); Andrea Moore, soprano; Marc Callahan, baritone; and directed by Philip Cave. Presented by DUMIC (Duke University Musical Instrument Collections) as part of the Society of Seventeenth-Century Music conference 2019. Free and open to the public (conference registration not required).

Apr
6
Sat
Choral Society of Durham’s Chamber Choir Spring Concerts @ Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm

Mass of the Children by John Rutter

Liner notes to the Naxos (2006) recording of Mass of the Children, Shadows, & Wedding Canticle by John Rutter, state that the work was written late in 2002 and was first performed in February 2003 at Carnegie Hall. Rutter, writing of his inspiration for the work, says, “The seed of the work probably lay in the inspiring experience I had back in 1963 singing as a member of the boys choir in the first recording of
Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. The effect of combining children’s and adult’s voices is unique, and I wanted to write a work that would bring them together in a more joyful context than a Requiem.” He goes on to say that he based the structure on the Missa Brevis but added a number of English texts to it that are sung by the soloists or the children.

The work runs about 35 minutes and is scored for mixed choir, children’s choir, soprano and baritone soloists, chamber ensemble and organ. The Chamber Choir’s performances with the Raleigh Boychoir will take place Saturday, April 6 at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church in Raleigh and Sunday, April 7 at Duke Chapel, Durham.

Apr
7
Sun
Choral Society of Durham’s Chamber Choir Spring Concerts @ Duke Chapel
Apr 7 @ 3:00 pm

Mass of the Children by John Rutter

Liner notes to the Naxos (2006) recording of Mass of the Children, Shadows, & Wedding Canticle by John Rutter, state that the work was written late in 2002 and was first performed in February 2003 at Carnegie Hall. Rutter, writing of his inspiration for the work, says, “The seed of the work probably lay in the inspiring experience I had back in 1963 singing as a member of the boys choir in the first recording of
Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. The effect of combining children’s and adult’s voices is unique, and I wanted to write a work that would bring them together in a more joyful context than a Requiem.” He goes on to say that he based the structure on the Missa Brevis but added a number of English texts to it that are sung by the soloists or the children.

The work runs about 35 minutes and is scored for mixed choir, children’s choir, soprano and baritone soloists, chamber ensemble and organ. The Chamber Choir’s performances with the Raleigh Boychoir will take place Saturday, April 6 at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church in Raleigh and Sunday, April 7 at Duke Chapel, Durham.

Cape Fear Chorale presents Sparkling Choral Gems @ Kenan Auditorium - UNCW
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm

Join the Cape Fear Chorale as it continues its 20-year anniversary celebration with Sparkling Choral Gems – featuring Choral music of many styles and genres. Including Broadway favorites, well-loved spirituals, classical music, and hidden gems we polished up just for you!

Apr
8
Mon
Chorus Auditions for New Singers @ Centenary United Methodist Church
Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Does your daughter love to sing? Come and audition for the Winston-Salem Girls Chorus, which is open to girls from the ages of 8 – 18.

Our 2019-2020 Season runs from August – May. The chorus offers multiple and diverse singing opportunities throughout the Piedmont Triad and beyond.

Auditions are 20-30 minutes each. Contact Artistic Director Anne Saxon to schedule an audition: wsgcsing@aol.com or (336) 922-4073.

Apr
12
Fri
Carolina Choir and Chamber Singers: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music @ James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm

$10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

Scholarship Benefit Concert.

Apr
14
Sun
UNC Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs: UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Music @ James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm

$10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

Scholarship Benefit Concert.

Apr
19
Fri
Duke Opera Workshop: “These are a Few of My Favorite Scenes” @ Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm

The Duke Opera Workshop’s spring production includes opera & musical theater scenes sung in English with costumes and staging, with piano accompaniment by David Heid. Scenes are from Mozart: “The Magic Flute,” “Cosi fan tutti,” and “The Marriage of Figaro;” Menotti: “The Old Maid and the Thief;” Beethoven: “Fidelio;” Bernstein: “Candide;” and Rodgers & Hammerstein: “Carousel.” Susan Dunn directs the Duke Opera Workshop.

Apr
20
Sat
Duke Opera Workshop: “These are a Few of My Favorite Scenes” @ Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm

The Duke Opera Workshop’s spring production includes opera & musical theater scenes sung in English with costumes and staging, with piano accompaniment by David Heid. Scenes are from Mozart: “The Magic Flute,” “Cosi fan tutti,” and “The Marriage of Figaro;” Menotti: “The Old Maid and the Thief;” Beethoven: “Fidelio;” Bernstein: “Candide;” and Rodgers & Hammerstein: “Carousel.” Susan Dunn directs the Duke Opera Workshop.

Apr
23
Tue
Duke Chorale Celebration Concert @ Biddle Music Building, Duke University
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm

The Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop, presents a celebration concert featuring highlights from the group’s 2018-19 season. The Chorale will perform an eclectic array of selections ranging from Baroque to modern, including folksongs and spirituals. The Duke Chorale is a primarily undergraduate concert choir at Duke University, performing an extensive repertoire of choral pieces, ranging from Renaissance German and French works to Latin Requiems and spirituals. The Chorale performs numerous concerts around central North Carolina each year and makes an annual concert tour over spring break. This spring, the Chorale toured California. Refreshments served.

Apr
27
Sat
Rachmaninoff’s Vespers @ Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

Sergei Rachmaninoff weaves chant-based melodies into a lush harmonic fabric in his hauntingly beautiful Vespers (All-Night Vigil). The Chorale presents this sonorous a cappella work in Raleigh’s new, stunningly reverberant cathedral.

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Apr
28
Sun
20th Anniversary Concert & Gala @ Masonic Center
Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come and celebrate our 20th Anniversary with us in this beautiful new Winston-Salem venue. Special features include:
–Special Anniversary Concert
–Alumni Soloists
–J. Reece Norris, Composer of our commissioned anthem
–Actress Robin Voiers, Narrator
–Heavy Hors d’œuvres
–Cash bar
–Silent & Live Auctions
This is an evening not to be missed! Please contact us at (336) 922-4073 or wsgcsing@aol.com for more information.

May
4
Sat
Spring Concert with the Choral Society of Durham @ Duke Chapel
May 4 @ 7:30 pm

Sacred Service (Avodath Hakodesh) by Ernest Bloch

Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service was composed “for a Reform congregation in San Francisco in the 1930s,” according to a review, “A Rare Jewish Bid for the Classically Sacred Concert,” by Allen Kozinn published February 13, 2008, in The New York Times. Kozinn goes on to say that “he scored it ambitiously for a large chorus, soloists and orchestra, in the hope that it would be performed in concert as
well.” The score runs 50 minutes and is based on the Sabbath morning service that uses a Reform version commonly in use in the 1930s. The reviewer explains that the music is newly composed with a hint of Hebrew Chant and that it maintains the distinction between cantorial and congregational singing with the use of a Baritone singing the cantorial role.

This concert will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Duke Chapel and will feature the Choral Society of Durham with Orchestra.

May
5
Sun
Masks and Fairytales with the Concert Singers of Cary @ Carolina Theater in Durham
May 5 @ 3:00 pm

Mendelssohn Psalm 42

Debussy La Damoiselle élue

May
18
Sat
Life, Love and Reflections @ Hill Hall
May 18 @ 7:30 pm

Poetic expressions of life, love, and reflections on nature. Selections include “Fern Hill” composed by John Corigliano, based on a poem by Dylan Thomas, “Five Hebrew Love Songs” composed by Eric Whitacre, and “Reflections from a Mexican Garden” composed by Kevin Padworski and based on poems by Grace Hazard Conklin, So Juana Inés de la Cruz, indigenous poetry in one of Mexico’s native languages, Nahuatl.

May
19
Sun
Cary-Apex Youth Choir – Spring Concert @ Cornerstone Presbyterian Church
May 19 @ 4:00 pm

The Cary-Apex Youth Choir presents their final concert of the season. Admission is free, donations welcome!

Hillyer Community Chorus 2019 Spring Concert @ Hillyer Memorial Christian Church
May 19 @ 4:00 pm

Hillyer Community Chorus, accompanied with orchestra and professional soloists, will perform the Mozart Requiem and other short pieces .

May
21
Tue
NC Master Chorale – TILL WE MEET AGAIN @ Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
May 21 @ 7:30 pm

Lovingly crafted, this program features 40-voices from the Chorale performing exquisite and heartwarming works associated with parting company and the journey of life. Our concert features Songs of Farewell by celebrated British composer Hubert Parry, and selections by Brahms and Mendelssohn. The concert’s second half brings a mix of folk songs, spirituals, and musical theatre.

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Jun
1
Sat
Women of Note @ Chapel of the Cross
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

Showcasing exciting music from contemporary women composers. Selections include

The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass – Carol Barnett for mixed chorus and bluegrass band

A Burst of Song – Joan Szymko

Songstream – Alice Parker

Jun
8
Sat
“Dawning of Day” Spring Concert with the Raleigh Boychoir @ Christ Episcopal Church
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm

This moving presentation will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings and the Battle of Normandy featuring music of beloved American and French composers.

 

Apr
4
Sat
Greensboro Symphony and Master Chorale Present Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, Symphony No. 9, and Other Works @ Steven Tanger Performing Arts Center
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm

Ode to Joy
Katie Von Kooten, Soprano; Nancy Maultsby, Mezzo; Rodrick Dixon, Tenor; Nathan Berg, bass; Greensboro Symphony Master Chorale
Copland: Fanfare for the common man
Tchaikovsky: Overture 1812
Beethoven: Symphony No.9 “Choral”

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