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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.

Grains of Time Spring Concert @ Stewart Theatre in Talley Student Union
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm

The Department of Music at NC State presents North Carolina’s oldest all-male collegiate a cappella group, the Grains of Time, for their spring concert. The Grains are fresh off their sold-out 50th anniversary concert in December and their fourth place finish at the ICCA quarterfinals. Be sure to book your tickets in advance.

Apr
22
Mon
Ready, Set, Sing! @ Glenaire Retirement Community
Apr 22 @ 7:15 pm

Do you know someone who really wants to sing, but has never tried or been taught how? Or a newer singer who wants to learn how to sing even better? Do we have a program for you! The General Assembly Chorus, a men’s chorus based in Cary, will be offering a 6 week program of free singing lessons from April 8 to May 13. All lessons will be held Monday nights at 7:15 at the Glenaire Retirement community. We are looking for any and all male singers, regardless of experience with music or singing, to come and improve their singing skills in a judgement-free space. If you have any questions, please contact Jay Lusk, the program coordinator, at jaylusk@gmail.com

Apr
23
Tue
Sing for the Cure! with Carolina Harmony Chorus @ Masonic Temple, lower level
Apr 23 @ 7:15 pm

Join Carolina Harmony Chorus to support the Komen Triangle Race for the Cure walkers and runners. While thousands of racers stream by us, we lift our voices in a song of solidarity to support the fight against breast cancer through research, education, screening and treatment programs. Want to sing with us? Come to our rehearsals on April 16, 23, and 30 from 7:15-8:30pm at the Masonic Temple, 1520 Caswell Street, Raleigh. We’ll teach you our version of “We are Family”, which we sing for the racers. Then plan to meet us early on May 4 at the race course in a lovely section of Research Triangle Park. We guarantee an uplifting morning of fellowship, laughter and song. For more information, email carolinaharmony@gmail.com

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
26
Fri
NC State Choirs Concert @ Stewart Theatre in Talley Student Union
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

The NC State University Department of Music presents the NC State Choirs in their spring concert under the direction of Dr. Nathan Leaf and Darrick King. The four choirs – State Chorale, the African American Choral Ensemble, Vox Accalia and the Singing Statesmen – will perform selections from their Tenebrae et Lux concert at the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, plus new music and the concert debut of the African American Choral Ensemble.

Apr
27
Sat
Northeast Piedmont Chorale’s “Spring Sing” Concert @ St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
Apr 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Northeast Piedmont Chorale, joined by church and community choirs from the Triangle and beyond, under the direction of choral clinician and composer, Sally K. Albrecht, will conclude a day-long choral clinic, with a performance entitled “Spring Sing.” The concert is free and all are invited to attend.

Ladies in Red: Sincerely, Me @ Stewart Theatre in Talley Student Union
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

The Department of Music at NC State presents the Ladies in Red. The Ladies are excited to perform a powerful set featuring a lot of brand new songs. “Sincerely, Me” encompasses the group’s goal of breaking down societal expectations and being their most authentic selves. Featuring a guest performance by Sube Ritmo, NC State’s only Latin Dance Team.

North Carolina Master Chorale Presents 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
Women’s Voices Chorus Spring Concert: Still I Rise @ Hill Hall, UNC Campus
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Women’s Voices Chorus spring concert will mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America. The music will celebrate strong women throughout history, featuring a new piece by the winner of our Composition Competition, New York-based composer Michael Bussewitz-Quarm. With special guest Capital City Girls Choir Chorale. Deborah Hollis, Accompanist. Allan Friedman, Artistic Director.

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.

Acappology: Feelin’ Blue @ Stewart Theatre in Talley Student Union
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

The NC State Department of Music presents Acappology for their 2019 Spring Concert, “Feelin’ Blue”. Come hear the co-ed a cappella group perform brand new songs and see what makes them break through the blue.

Love and Spring in the Renaissance @ St. Mark's UMC
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

A free concert of secular and sacred works by Renaissance composers with emphasis on Springtime. Presented by our a cappella ensemble of 8 mixed voices, with some pieces performed or accompanied by our consort of harpsichord, viol, drum, finger cymbals and 4 recorders. (Donations subtly suggested and very appreciated but never required.)

Apr
29
Mon
Ready, Set, Sing! @ Glenaire Retirement Community
Apr 29 @ 7:15 pm

Do you know someone who really wants to sing, but has never tried or been taught how? Or a newer singer who wants to learn how to sing even better? Do we have a program for you! The General Assembly Chorus, a men’s chorus based in Cary, will be offering a 6 week program of free singing lessons from April 8 to May 13. All lessons will be held Monday nights at 7:15 at the Glenaire Retirement community. We are looking for any and all male singers, regardless of experience with music or singing, to come and improve their singing skills in a judgement-free space. If you have any questions, please contact Jay Lusk, the program coordinator, at jaylusk@gmail.com

Apr
30
Tue
Sing for the Cure! with Carolina Harmony Chorus @ Masonic Temple, lower level
Apr 30 @ 7:15 pm

Join Carolina Harmony Chorus to support the Komen Triangle Race for the Cure walkers and runners. While thousands of racers stream by us, we lift our voices in a song of solidarity to support the fight against breast cancer through research, education, screening and treatment programs. Want to sing with us? Come to our rehearsals on April 16, 23, and 30 from 7:15-8:30pm at the Masonic Temple, 1520 Caswell Street, Raleigh. We’ll teach you our version of “We are Family”, which we sing for the racers. Then plan to meet us early on May 4 at the race course in a lovely section of Research Triangle Park. We guarantee an uplifting morning of fellowship, laughter and song. For more information, email carolinaharmony@gmail.com

May
2
Thu
Love and Spring in the Renaissance @ Capital Oaks Retirement Resort
May 2 @ 7:00 pm

A free concert of secular and sacred works by Renaissance composers with emphasis on Springtime. Presented by our a cappella ensemble of 8 mixed voices, with some pieces performed or accompanied by our consort of harpsichord, viol, drum, finger cymbals and 4 recorders. (Donations subtly suggested and very appreciated but never required.)

May
3
Fri
60th Anniversary Spring Concert @ Macedonia Lutheran Church
May 3 @ 7:00 pm

The Burlington Boys Choir, an ensemble of highly trained and talented boys between the ages of 9 and 14 years old, will present their 60th Annual Spring Concert. The concert program will include sacred and secular music for boys’ treble and changed voices. An alumni choir will sing as part of the celebration. A reception of heavy hors d’oeuvres will follow at the old Depot featuring music provided by Mahalo Jazz.

May
4
Sat
Choral Society of Durham presents Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service @ Duke Chapel
May 4 @ 8:00 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

SONAM Late Spring Concert Benefiting LEAP @ First Presbyterian Church of Durham
May 5 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for SONAM’s Late Spring Concert featuring music of great Spanish-speaking poets and composers from the Renaissance to modern times. You’ll hear works by Victoria, Lauridsen, Whitacre, de Silva, and more!

The concert is free, with a suggested donation in lieu of tickets. All proceeds go to support LEAP, which seeks to advance dual-language literacy for Latino children in the Triangle community.

Connect with SONAM: http://sonamchorus.org

Connect with LEAP: https://www.durhamleap.org/

Connect with First Presbyterian Church of Durham: http://firstpres-durham.org/

Durham Community Chorale Spring Concert: Songs for Spring @ Temple Baptist Church
May 5 @ 3:30 pm

The Durham Community Chorale returns to Temple Baptist Church for a fun and musically diverse concert. You’ll definitely leave tapping your toes and humming a tune.

May
6
Mon
Ready, Set, Sing! @ Glenaire Retirement Community
May 6 @ 7:15 pm

Do you know someone who really wants to sing, but has never tried or been taught how? Or a newer singer who wants to learn how to sing even better? Do we have a program for you! The General Assembly Chorus, a men’s chorus based in Cary, will be offering a 6 week program of free singing lessons from April 8 to May 13. All lessons will be held Monday nights at 7:15 at the Glenaire Retirement community. We are looking for any and all male singers, regardless of experience with music or singing, to come and improve their singing skills in a judgement-free space. If you have any questions, please contact Jay Lusk, the program coordinator, at jaylusk@gmail.com

May
13
Mon
Ready, Set, Sing! @ Glenaire Retirement Community
May 13 @ 7:15 pm

Do you know someone who really wants to sing, but has never tried or been taught how? Or a newer singer who wants to learn how to sing even better? Do we have a program for you! The General Assembly Chorus, a men’s chorus based in Cary, will be offering a 6 week program of free singing lessons from April 8 to May 13. All lessons will be held Monday nights at 7:15 at the Glenaire Retirement community. We are looking for any and all male singers, regardless of experience with music or singing, to come and improve their singing skills in a judgement-free space. If you have any questions, please contact Jay Lusk, the program coordinator, at jaylusk@gmail.com

May
16
Thu
The Winston-Salem Youth Chorus Auditions @ Piedmont Opera
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Winston-Salem Youth Chorus will be holding auditions for the 2019-2020 season on May 16th and 29th (5:00 pm – 8:00 PM) The Winston-Salem Youth Chorus is dedicated to educating the talented and diverse youth of our community in music and choral skills while offering them abundant opportunities to share their talents locally and beyond. We offer a wide range of programs throughout the year to suit the learning needs and interests of every student. Our members learn music theory, sight reading, proper vocal technique, choral style, and music in many languages within its unique cultural perspective. The WSYC is known as the preeminent youth chorus within our city and our region.

May
17
Fri
Raleigh Moravian Church Choral Concert and Community Sing @ Raleigh Moravian Church
May 17 @ 7:00 pm

Concert and Community Sing featuring the vocal choirs of Raleigh Moravian Church. Free admission. There will be a Love Offering with proceeds going to the Moravian Music Foundation.

 

May
18
Sat
Much Ado About Shakespeare @ St. Michael's Episcopal Church
May 18 @ 7:00 pm

Join Oak City Voices for the last program of our 2018-19 season. We’ll perform pieces like Music Be the Food of Love, When Daises Pied, Hope Is the Thing with Feathers and Arise My Love to celebrate our love of Spring

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

Choral and orchestral pieces reflecting on life and love. Fern Hill is a poem by Dylan Thomas that “sings joyously of youth and its keen perceptions,” according to John Corigliano. Corigliano, an admirer of the Welsh poet, was irresistibly drawn to translate Thomas’ music into his own. Experience the tenderness of Five Hebrew Love Songs, which captures intimate moments shared between Eric Whitacre and his girlfriend-at-the-time Hila Plitmann. Journey through a unknown yet seemingly familiar utopian garden in Kevin Padworski’s Reflections from a Mexican Garden, which premiered just over one year ago at Carnegie Hall. Finally, the concert closes with The Awakening, Joseph Martin’s reflection on the power of music to inspire and uplift us. Through the transcendent power of music, we move toward reconciliation and love. Let Music Live!

Program:
Fern Hill – John Corigliano
Five Hebrew Love Songs – Eric Whitacre
Reflections on a Mexican Garden – Kevin Padworski
The Awakening – Joseph Martin

 

May
19
Sun
High Tea Fundraiser for the North Carolina Summer Opera @ Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
May 19 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of arias and ensembles from W.A.Mozart’s Don Giovanni and other operas followed by high tea (finger sandwiches and treats ) and a silent auction. You will be the first to hear the singers from our upcoming production, Don Giovanni, and enjoy tea while listening to music played by the Rosette String Quartet. If you would like to contribute any items for the silent auction, please contact ncsummeropera@gmail.com The North Carolina Summer Opera is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax deductible.

Vox Virorum Men’s Chorus Spring Concert @ Jones Chapel Meredith College
May 19 @ 3:00 pm

Durham-based Vox Virorum Men’s Chorus in their Raleigh debut. In Meredith College’s beautiful Jones Chapel, the program honors a traditional men’s glee club repertoire, and considers the various shades of LOVE, both dark and light.
Directed by Jeremy Nabors, accompanied by Deborah Coclanis
Free admission: $10 suggested donation

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 .

Triangle Jewish Chorale Presents Secular and Sacred Works by NC Composers Alejandro Rutty and Allan Friedman @ Judea Reform Congregation
May 19 @ 4:00 pm

Celebrating North Carolina Composers: Secular and Sacred Works by Alejandro Rutty and Allan Friedman

Alejandro Rutty’s Down Home Cantata uses oral histories from North Carolina families to tell the story of the hopes, aspirations, and realities of Jewish immigrants to our state.   Allan Friedman’s American Variations on Kabbalat Shabbat, in the words of one of its psalms, “sings to Adonai a new song.”   Both works were  commissioned by and for the Triangle Jewish Chorale.

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

Sacred and secular pieces by women composers, featuring Carol Barnett’s “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” with bluegrass band. Revel in the beauty and the ecstatic joy of being overwhelmed by something too beautiful in Jenni Brandon’s “Giver of Stars”. Appreciate “Songstream” by the renowned Alice Parker, and experience why her works have been so cherished for a generation.

Program:
At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners – Williametta Spencer
The Giver of the Stars – Jenni Brandon
Songstream – Alice Parker
Prayers for Wind – Elizabeth Lim
A Burst of Song – Joan Szymko
The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass – Carol Barnett

 

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.

 

Jun
10
Mon
NC Boys Choir + NC Girls Choir in FREE CONCERT. @ University United Methodist Church
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm

ing Choir, Concert Choir (Boys Choir), Prima Choir (Choir), and Chamber Ensemble invite fans of choral music to join them in concert at University United Methodist Church (150 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514) on June 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM.

The choirs will offer a mix of spirituals, American Folk Songs, 20th Century compositions, and classic choral arrangements by Handel, Bach, Purcell, Strauss, Copland, Rutter, Leavitt, Parker, Carmichael, and others.

The concert is FREE and open to public.

The North Carolina Boys Choir was founded in 1972 as the Durham Boys Choir by William Graham and designated the North Carolina Boys Choir in 1983 by then-Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. Through the years the Choir has sung with all the area’s major choral groups such as the Duke Chapel Choir, Choral Society of Durham, Choirs of Meredith College, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. They have also sung with the North Carolina Symphony.

The Choir tours nationally and internationally and has presented concerts in churches and cathedrals in Canada, England, and Scotland. In 2016, the North Carolina Boys Choir
participated in the Requiem by Faure; in 2017, they participated in the Te Deum by Berlioz. The choirs toured the Outer Banks and Eastern North Carolina in the summer 2018. The North Carolina Boys Choir and North Carolina Girls Choir are under the direction of Robert E. Unger and David Cole.

Jun
22
Sat
Quiet No More! A Choral Celebration of Stonewall @ The Carolina Theatre of Durham
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Common Woman Chorus (CWC) and the Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus (TGMC) will present a monumental concert entitled, Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall. This event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Inn Uprising, the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ movement for civil rights and the inspiration for the annual celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride.

The program will feature several songs of protest, liberation and inspiration as well as the title music suite, “Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall” performed by CWC, TGMC and their special guests the Triad Pride Men’s and Women’s Choruses. Over a 100 voices will come together to commemorate the events that took place in New York City on June 28, 1969 and honor the courage of early, social justice pioneers.

This “Quiet No More” music suite is co-commissioned by the New York Gay Men’s Chorus and Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and will be performed by choruses throughout the US in 2019 in the largest collaboration in the history of LGBTQ+ choruses.

Tickets are on sale now for $35, $25 and $15 at http://www.carolinatheatre.org/tickets. A portion of concert proceeds will benefit the LGBTQ Center of Durham and LGBT Center of Raleigh.

This performance in Fletcher Hall is made possible in part by a grant from the Durham Arts Council’s Fletcher Performing Arts Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation.

 

Mar
28
Sat
Greensboro Symphony and Master Chorale Present Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, Symphony No. 9, and Other Works @ Steven Tanger Performing Arts Center
Mar 28 @ 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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