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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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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

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
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
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
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.

 

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