Calendar

Aug
5
Mon
Cary-Apex Youth Choir Auditions @ Panther Creek High School
Aug 5 – Aug 23 all-day

Cary-Apex Youth Choir welcomes singers in 3rd thru 8th grade to join. Auditions are by appointment only. Contact director@caryapexyouthchoir.org to schedule. The choir rehearses on Thursdays, 5:45-7:00pm. Singers in 6th-8th grade may also be considered for our Lyric Choir, which stays for additional rehearsal until 7:45pm.

 

Aug
12
Mon
Chorister Auditions at Christ Church Capitol Square @ Christ Church Capitol Square
Aug 12 – Aug 31 all-day

Choristers & Lay Clerks Auditions (Children/youth grades 3-12)

August 12 – 31 (By Appointment)

Christ Church, Raleigh 120 E Edenton St, Raleigh NC 27601

The Choristers & Lay Clerks of Christ Church Raleigh is an internationally acclaimed accelerated learning program for children and youth from grades 3 – 12. They are a Royal School of Church Music affiliated choir and have toured extensively, having sung a full choral residency at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, U.K., as well as services at Notre Dame, Paris Fr., Ely Cathedral, U.K., Grace Church Union Square, N.Y.C., St. Paul’s K Street, Washington, D.C., and Bruton Parish, Colonial Williamsburg. The Choristers & Lay Clerks also have recently recorded a commercial album with the award-winning Floating Earth Company at Jesus College in Cambridge, England, which will be released this fall.

The Choristers & Lay Clerks are currently auditioning new choristers. Auditions are very simple and require only an ability to match pitch, repeat clapped rhythms, and sing a piece/song of their choosing (this can be as simple as “happy birthday” or something more complex). This program is for students who wish to make singing classical music their main extracurricular activity and is offered free of charge to those who pass the audition. This group is capped at 25 students. To schedule an audition, or to find out more, contact David Jernigan at djernigan@ccral.org.

You can view a recent video to hear clips from their recent tour to Paris and England

The Training Choir, Grades 3 – 5
The Choristers and Lay Clerks are made of up three primary groups. The Training Choir is the youngest of the three and is comprised of children in grades 3 – 5. Though they only sing with the choir a few times per term, they have two weekly rehearsals which are focused on learning to read and understand written music. Their rehearsals are Tuesdays 6-7:30 (dinner included) and Sundays 1:15 – 2:15.

The Choristers, Grades 6 – 12
The Choristers of Christ Church, Raleigh, have garnered a reputation as being some of the most advanced youth singers in North Carolina. They are comprised of girls and boys (with unchanged, treble voices) who have two weekly rehearsals, Tuesdays 6 – 7:30 (dinner included), and Sundays 1:15 – 3pm, along with weekly private instruction in music theory. Their main responsibility is to sing at Christ Church for morning services, services of Choral Evensong, and various concerts throughout the year. However, they also tour, record, and have regular collaborations with local groups like the Duke Evensong Singers. Their rehearsals are taught by Organist/Choirmaster David Jernigan. The anatomy of this choir is taken from the British Cathedral tradition of the choir of men and boys in which the choristers sing the soprano parts and fully professional adult singers (called Lay Clerks) sing the alto, tenor, and bass parts. Our choir welcomes both boy and girl choristers and offers these youth the opportunity to work with and regularly engage in professional-level music making.

The Lay Clerks, Professional Adult Singers
The Lay Clerks are the professional adult singers of the choir who sing the alto, tenor, and bass parts. They are all degreed in music and have copious experience in choral performance. One of the greatest musical benefits of the youth who sing in this choir is the ability to sing regularly with highly skilled professional musicians.

Aug
19
Mon
Audition for the Concert Singers of Cary Choirs @ Cary Arts Center
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Announcing AUDITIONS for the Concert Singers of Cary! Auditions for the 2019-2020 season will be held:

  • Mon Aug 19 (7-9:30, Cary Arts Center, room M10)
  • Mon Aug 26 (6:30-8:30, Cary Senior Center, ballroom)
  • Tue Sep 3 (7:30-9:30, Cary Arts Center, Marcus Dry room)

Register online to join the Concert Singers of Cary

Audition Specifics

  • We’ll work with you to schedule a specific 10-minute audition.
  • Your audition is private with our Artistic Director, our accompanist, and sometimes one membership committee member.
  • An accompanist will be provided. We do not use prerecorded music in auditions.
  • Selections do not need to be from memory, but if you use music bring an extra copy for the accompanist.

You will be notified by email regarding your audition results.

Read all about our exciting plans for next year including a concert in NYC at Carnegie Hall!

Aug
20
Tue
North Carolina Master Chorale Fall Auditions @ First Presbyterian Church
Aug 20 all-day

The Master Chorale will hold fall auditions August 20th, 25th, and 26th, by appointment. You can register for an audition appointment at the NCMC website.

​The Symphonic Choir is comprised of approximately 170 volunteer members. This ensemble rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:45 PM at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Raleigh. Additional dress/orchestra rehearsals before major concerts are also required. Singers pay dues of $50 per semester and are required to purchase their own music which, as a convenience, will be ordered and sold by NCMC. Singers are also required to purchase their own concert wardrobe (designated black formal attire for women and tuxedos for men). Need-based dues scholarships are available; applications are provided before each semester begins.

The Symphonic Choir’s performance season typically consists of four to six programs including “Resident Chorus” projects with the North Carolina Symphony.

​Auditions are 10 minutes long, with the Music Director and the NCMC accompanist. Singers are to bring a prepared classical song or aria that showcases his or her strengths. Singers are asked to sight-sing and vocalize with piano accompaniment. Prior choral music singing experience is required.

In addition to the larger Symphonic Chorus, the Chorale also provides opportunities for qualified singers to participate in smaller, more select, Chamber Choir performances. These projects include a lighter jazz/pop Valentine’s program, Romance in the Air, sung by a 16-voice ensemble; a 40-voice ensemble for our late spring concert; a 60-voice Baroque choir for specialized North Carolina Symphony projects; and other configurations based upon the stylistic demands. These ensembles have a much more limited rehearsal period and include some Monday evening rehearsals. Auditions are very competitive, and singers are expected to have degrees in music and/or extensive experience in choral music. Interested singers should register using the form below and mention their interest in Chamber projects in the Comments section.

​For questions, contact Stephen Aber.

 

 

Cary Youth Voices Open Summer Sing for Grades 2-12 @ Greenwood Forest Baptist Church
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

“Summer Sing” Hosted at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church. Join members of Cary Youth Voices and find out what it’s like when we get together weekly to sing! This is a free opportunity to learn about our choirs and have fun as well!
– Grades 2-6, 5:30pm-6:10pm
– Grades 6-12, 6:15pm-7:00pm

Call for Singers to Join Voices, the Chapel Hill Chorus @ St. Thomas More Catholic Church
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Voices, the Chapel Hill Chorus is pleased to announce a call for singers to audition for our 2019-20 season. We have had an incredible 38th season under the artistic direction of conductor Stephen A. Futrell, DMA. We invite you to join us as we continue to work with this amazing director!

On December 13th and 14th, Voices will perform a beautiful program which includes “Christmas Cantata” by Arthur Honegger, Composer; “In Terra Pax” by  Gerald Finzi, Composer; Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Hanukkah selections; O Holy Night; and some familiar carols.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 – 9:15pm at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill.

Voices Audition Schedule:
Tuesday, August 20, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 – 8:00pm
@ St. Thomas More

Complete this form to sign up for an audition.
For more information, email membership@voiceschapelhill.org or visit us online.

Cantari, the Voices Ensemble is also accepting experienced singers.

On November 16th, Cantari will perform a program of early music dating from the medieval era through the late 1500s, including a cappella mass movements and motets and secular Italian madrigals, French chansons, Spanish villancico, German lied, and English ballad.

Reherals are held on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:15pm at University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill.

To audition for Cantari, complete this form and the conductor will contact you to arrange your audition.

Join Carolina Harmony for SINGSATION! @ St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Carolina Harmony is hosting a sensational mini-season of song, and you’re invited! If you’ve got a good voice and a passion for singing in harmony with other women, join us for SINGSATION.

Come rehearse with us from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and 27, Sept. 3 and 10; party with us Sept. 17; attend a dress rehearsal Sept. 24; and perform on our SINGSATION Show Oct. 1.

SINGSATION is free, and it’s going to be a ton of fun. No audition required. You will …
• Get world-class vocal instruction
• Learn how to sing in the barbershop style
• Develop your vocal and ensemble singing skills in a comfortable, judgement-free environment.
• Create exceptional harmonies with us and sing songs from our unique repertoire.

Where: 5101 Oak Park Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612 (St. Giles Presbyterian Church)

To RSVP, please fill out our online form. Get more info at carolinaharmony.com or contact us at carolinaharmony@gmail.com.

Carolina Harmony is an international championship-winning women’s a cappella barbershop chorus. We are multi-year first place winners in our Sweet Adelines region, and we have won and placed in five international Sweet Adelines competitions. We love to sing in four-part harmony, and it shows.

real women
real harmony
real fun

Aug
25
Sun
North Carolina Master Chorale Fall Auditions @ First Presbyterian Church
Aug 25 all-day

The Master Chorale will hold fall auditions August 20th, 25th, and 26th, by appointment. You can register for an audition appointment at the NCMC website.

​The Symphonic Choir is comprised of approximately 170 volunteer members. This ensemble rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:45 PM at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Raleigh. Additional dress/orchestra rehearsals before major concerts are also required. Singers pay dues of $50 per semester and are required to purchase their own music which, as a convenience, will be ordered and sold by NCMC. Singers are also required to purchase their own concert wardrobe (designated black formal attire for women and tuxedos for men). Need-based dues scholarships are available; applications are provided before each semester begins.

The Symphonic Choir’s performance season typically consists of four to six programs including “Resident Chorus” projects with the North Carolina Symphony.

​Auditions are 10 minutes long, with the Music Director and the NCMC accompanist. Singers are to bring a prepared classical song or aria that showcases his or her strengths. Singers are asked to sight-sing and vocalize with piano accompaniment. Prior choral music singing experience is required.

In addition to the larger Symphonic Chorus, the Chorale also provides opportunities for qualified singers to participate in smaller, more select, Chamber Choir performances. These projects include a lighter jazz/pop Valentine’s program, Romance in the Air, sung by a 16-voice ensemble; a 40-voice ensemble for our late spring concert; a 60-voice Baroque choir for specialized North Carolina Symphony projects; and other configurations based upon the stylistic demands. These ensembles have a much more limited rehearsal period and include some Monday evening rehearsals. Auditions are very competitive, and singers are expected to have degrees in music and/or extensive experience in choral music. Interested singers should register using the form below and mention their interest in Chamber projects in the Comments section.

​For questions, contact Stephen Aber.

 

 

Aug
26
Mon
North Carolina Master Chorale Fall Auditions @ First Presbyterian Church
Aug 26 all-day

The Master Chorale will hold fall auditions August 20th, 25th, and 26th, by appointment. You can register for an audition appointment at the NCMC website.

​The Symphonic Choir is comprised of approximately 170 volunteer members. This ensemble rehearses Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:45 PM at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Raleigh. Additional dress/orchestra rehearsals before major concerts are also required. Singers pay dues of $50 per semester and are required to purchase their own music which, as a convenience, will be ordered and sold by NCMC. Singers are also required to purchase their own concert wardrobe (designated black formal attire for women and tuxedos for men). Need-based dues scholarships are available; applications are provided before each semester begins.

The Symphonic Choir’s performance season typically consists of four to six programs including “Resident Chorus” projects with the North Carolina Symphony.

​Auditions are 10 minutes long, with the Music Director and the NCMC accompanist. Singers are to bring a prepared classical song or aria that showcases his or her strengths. Singers are asked to sight-sing and vocalize with piano accompaniment. Prior choral music singing experience is required.

In addition to the larger Symphonic Chorus, the Chorale also provides opportunities for qualified singers to participate in smaller, more select, Chamber Choir performances. These projects include a lighter jazz/pop Valentine’s program, Romance in the Air, sung by a 16-voice ensemble; a 40-voice ensemble for our late spring concert; a 60-voice Baroque choir for specialized North Carolina Symphony projects; and other configurations based upon the stylistic demands. These ensembles have a much more limited rehearsal period and include some Monday evening rehearsals. Auditions are very competitive, and singers are expected to have degrees in music and/or extensive experience in choral music. Interested singers should register using the form below and mention their interest in Chamber projects in the Comments section.

​For questions, contact Stephen Aber.

 

 

Audition for the Concert Singers of Cary Choirs @ Cary Arts Center
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Announcing AUDITIONS for the Concert Singers of Cary! Auditions for the 2019-2020 season will be held:

  • Mon Aug 19 (7-9:30, Cary Arts Center, room M10)
  • Mon Aug 26 (6:30-8:30, Cary Senior Center, ballroom)
  • Tue Sep 3 (7:30-9:30, Cary Arts Center, Marcus Dry room)

Register online to join the Concert Singers of Cary

Audition Specifics

  • We’ll work with you to schedule a specific 10-minute audition.
  • Your audition is private with our Artistic Director, our accompanist, and sometimes one membership committee member.
  • An accompanist will be provided. We do not use prerecorded music in auditions.
  • Selections do not need to be from memory, but if you use music bring an extra copy for the accompanist.

You will be notified by email regarding your audition results.

Read all about our exciting plans for next year including a concert in NYC at Carnegie Hall!

Aug
27
Tue
Call for Singers to Join Voices, the Chapel Hill Chorus @ St. Thomas More Catholic Church
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Voices, the Chapel Hill Chorus is pleased to announce a call for singers to audition for our 2019-20 season. We have had an incredible 38th season under the artistic direction of conductor Stephen A. Futrell, DMA. We invite you to join us as we continue to work with this amazing director!

On December 13th and 14th, Voices will perform a beautiful program which includes “Christmas Cantata” by Arthur Honegger, Composer; “In Terra Pax” by  Gerald Finzi, Composer; Fantasia on Christmas Carols; Hanukkah selections; O Holy Night; and some familiar carols.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 – 9:15pm at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill.

Voices Audition Schedule:
Tuesday, August 20, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Tuesday, August 27, 6:30 – 8:00pm
@ St. Thomas More

Complete this form to sign up for an audition.
For more information, email membership@voiceschapelhill.org or visit us online.

Cantari, the Voices Ensemble is also accepting experienced singers.

On November 16th, Cantari will perform a program of early music dating from the medieval era through the late 1500s, including a cappella mass movements and motets and secular Italian madrigals, French chansons, Spanish villancico, German lied, and English ballad.

Reherals are held on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:15pm at University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill.

To audition for Cantari, complete this form and the conductor will contact you to arrange your audition.

Durham Community Chorale Voice Placement @ Durham Arts Council
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm

Experience the joy of making music together as a group. A good sense of pitch and previous choral experience are both desirable. More details are at: durhamcommunitychorale.org/join-us

For more information, email durhamchorale@gmail.com.

Parking at Durham Arts Council
Park across the street from the Durham Arts Council in the parking deck on the corner of Morris and Morgan Streets called Durham Centre Parking Garage Civic/Arts Center Parking. There are entrances on both Morgan and Morris Streets.

About the Durham Community Chorale
The Durham Chorale is a community chorus group whose members share a love of singing. The purpose of the Chorale is to provide a musical environment to help enlighten and educate both participants and the community by exposing them to the history and variety of choral music. They accomplish this through public performances, by involving students from public and private schools in voice singing, and by educating Chorale members in proper choral and performance techniques.

Dues: $55 per season

 

 

The Encore Singers Seek New Members for Coming Season – Open Rehearsal @ Chapel Assembly in the Glenaire Retirement Community
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm

The Encore Singers, a community chorale based in Cary, invites singers to join them at a rehearsal, August 27 and September 3. For this season their theme will be “Cartoon Christmas.” Auditions are not required. Performances start the beginning of December.

Membership requirements are enthusiasm and love of singing. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, at the Chapel Assembly in the Glenaire Retirement Community, 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary, North Carolina 27511-3884.

For more information, please see our website at www.encoresingers.org or contact president@encoresingers.org

 

Join Carolina Harmony for SINGSATION! @ St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Carolina Harmony is hosting a sensational mini-season of song, and you’re invited! If you’ve got a good voice and a passion for singing in harmony with other women, join us for SINGSATION.

Come rehearse with us from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and 27, Sept. 3 and 10; party with us Sept. 17; attend a dress rehearsal Sept. 24; and perform on our SINGSATION Show Oct. 1.

SINGSATION is free, and it’s going to be a ton of fun. No audition required. You will …
• Get world-class vocal instruction
• Learn how to sing in the barbershop style
• Develop your vocal and ensemble singing skills in a comfortable, judgement-free environment.
• Create exceptional harmonies with us and sing songs from our unique repertoire.

Where: 5101 Oak Park Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612 (St. Giles Presbyterian Church)

To RSVP, please fill out our online form. Get more info at carolinaharmony.com or contact us at carolinaharmony@gmail.com.

Carolina Harmony is an international championship-winning women’s a cappella barbershop chorus. We are multi-year first place winners in our Sweet Adelines region, and we have won and placed in five international Sweet Adelines competitions. We love to sing in four-part harmony, and it shows.

real women
real harmony
real fun

Aug
29
Thu
Durham Community Chorale Voice Placement @ Watts Street Baptist Church
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm

Experience the joy of making music together as a group. A good sense of pitch and previous choral experience are both desirable. More details are at: durhamcommunitychorale.org/join-us

For more information, email durhamchorale@gmail.com.

Parking at Watts Street Baptist Church, park behind the church on Urban Street, entrance is at the back doors to get in the church (by office).

About the Durham Community Chorale
The Durham Chorale is a community chorus group whose members share a love of singing. The purpose of the Chorale is to provide a musical environment to help enlighten and educate both participants and the community by exposing them to the history and variety of choral music. They accomplish this through public performances, by involving students from public and private schools in voice singing, and by educating Chorale members in proper choral and performance techniques.

Dues: $65 per season

 

 

Sep
3
Tue
Audition for the Concert Singers of Cary Choirs @ Cary Arts Center
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Announcing AUDITIONS for the Concert Singers of Cary! Auditions for the 2019-2020 season will be held:

  • Mon Aug 19 (7-9:30, Cary Arts Center, room M10)
  • Mon Aug 26 (6:30-8:30, Cary Senior Center, ballroom)
  • Tue Sep 3 (7:30-9:30, Cary Arts Center, Marcus Dry room)

Register online to join the Concert Singers of Cary

Audition Specifics

  • We’ll work with you to schedule a specific 10-minute audition.
  • Your audition is private with our Artistic Director, our accompanist, and sometimes one membership committee member.
  • An accompanist will be provided. We do not use prerecorded music in auditions.
  • Selections do not need to be from memory, but if you use music bring an extra copy for the accompanist.

You will be notified by email regarding your audition results.

Read all about our exciting plans for next year including a concert in NYC at Carnegie Hall!

The Encore Singers Seek New Members for Coming Season – Open Rehearsal @ Chapel Assembly in the Glenaire Retirement Community
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm

The Encore Singers, a community chorale based in Cary, invites singers to join them at a rehearsal, August 27 and September 3. For this season their theme will be “Cartoon Christmas.” Auditions are not required. Performances start the beginning of December.

Membership requirements are enthusiasm and love of singing. Rehearsals are held Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, at the Chapel Assembly in the Glenaire Retirement Community, 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary, North Carolina 27511-3884.

For more information, please see our website at www.encoresingers.org or contact president@encoresingers.org

 

Sep
7
Sat
Let your voice be heard: Healthy singing and speaking voice for older adults @ Cary Arts Center
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Duke Voice Care Center and Cary Arts Center present Let your voice be heard: Healthy singing and speaking voice for older adults

Workshop includes:

  • How the voice works and how it changes as we age
  • Medical conditions affecting older voices
  • Performance by 100 Men in Black
  • Hearing health, hearing loss and hearing screenings
  • Strategies and vocal exercises to keep our voices strong, even as we age

Small group sessions: Hands on training in speaking and singing voice exercises

Space is limited
Light refreshments will be provided
Register online at eTix
For more information, call 919-681-4984 or visit dukevoicecare.org/yourvoice

Sep
8
Sun
Auditions for Voce Camerata and Consort @ St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Voce Camerata and Consort is a small (8 members) a cappella group that sings mostly early music (Renaissance period) and some early American songs. All voice parts are welcome; we particularly need tenor voices. Contact Judith Hillman at jzhillman@gmail.com.

Sep
9
Mon
Music Leaders: Invite Young Singers for the All Raleigh, All Boy, All Choral Festival @ NC State University Stewart Theatre
Sep 9 all-day

ALL RALEIGH, ALL BOY, ALL CHORAL FESTIVAL!

Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th   NC STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS!
Registration deadline: September 9

You and your 4th and 5th grade boys are invited to this one of a kind choral festival devoted to providing young singers in the community with the opportunity to participate in a joint singing experience that sparks joy as well as provides a choral resource for music leaders to learn about engaging boys in singing!

This two day choral festival will take place Friday, October 11th  from 5:00pm – 7:30pm and Saturday, October 12th from 9am – 5pm at Price Music Center and Stewart Theatre on the campus of North Carolina State University!

No audition required! Only enthusiasm to Sing, Transform, and Lead! All boys will sing four pieces at our final concert, which will take place on Saturday at 3pm in Stewart Theatre featuring the boys and a special community spotlighted group. Familiarity with the pieces in advance is recommended. Rehearsal tracks will be provided.

The exciting repertoire chosen for the festival is Sikiliza by Sally Albrecht, Music Changes the World by Jim Papoulis, Hey Ba Ba Rebop arranged by Steve Zegree, and …one surprise piece we will learn together at the festival!  

This is more than a singing experience! The boys will experience making music with our entire Raleigh Boychoir staff while connecting with each other through games and outdoor activities with some of Raleigh’s best community leaders.

Student registration fee is $30 and includes choral workshops, t-shirt, snack on Friday, and lunch on Saturday.

Teachers and other musical leaders, instructors, and homeschool parents are may bring 6 singers each. Spaces are limited and are first come first serve so register your singers today! To participate, you must register by September 9.

  • If you are a music leader, please use the teacher festival registration form to fill out the names of your students you anticipate attending.
  • Then you can then send this link for the student festival registration form to your parents who will provide additional information, including payment of $30 student registration fee. (If you are a homeschool parent, you may register using this form directly.)
  • A parent invitation letter (available to download as a PDF file or Word document), which includes the link, is also available to send to students. Please contact the Raleigh Boychoir office if your school intends to pay your students’ registration, or for any other questions. Please note that you are invited and expected to attend the Friday afternoon and Saturday rehearsals and events.

For directions, a schedule of events, and other details, please visit the All Raleigh, All Boy, All Choral Festival informational page. For further information, please contact the Raleigh Boychoir office at (919)881-9259 or raleighboychoir@gmail.com

Oct
6
Sun
North Carolina Master Chorale presents The Masters @ Market Hall
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for this FUNdraiser featuring the vocal talents of Master Chorale singers like you’ve never heard them! Tickets start at $40 and will go on sale soon.

Oct
12
Sat
Bel Canto Company Presents Joyful Noise @ First Presbyterian Church
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm

Joyful Noise
A Celebration of Life Featuring the Music of Dan Forrest

Saturday, October 12, 8pm | Monday, October 14, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, 617 N Elm St, Greensboro

Our 37th Season opens with a world premiere commissioned in memory of Suzanne Goddard, one of Bel Canto’s most ardent supporters. Inspired by her life and spirit, one of choral music’s most sought-after composers, Dan Forrest, has crafted a work for chorus and chamber orchestra in remembrance of one so dear. The second half of the evening will feature Forrest’s Jubilate Deo, a sweeping setting of Psalm 100 in eight different languages representing “all the earth.” Dan Forrest was one of Suzanne’s favorite composers, and we are certain he will be one of yours too. Arrive early for a pre-concert discussion with the composer, and enjoy an evening of beautiful singing with Bel Canto.

Special Guests: Dan Forrest, Southwest Guilford High School Choir, Greensboro Youth Chorus

Oct
14
Mon
Bel Canto Company Presents Joyful Noise @ First Presbyterian Church
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm

Joyful Noise
A Celebration of Life Featuring the Music of Dan Forrest

Saturday, October 12, 8pm | Monday, October 14, 7:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, 617 N Elm St, Greensboro

Our 37th Season opens with a world premiere commissioned in memory of Suzanne Goddard, one of Bel Canto’s most ardent supporters. Inspired by her life and spirit, one of choral music’s most sought-after composers, Dan Forrest, has crafted a work for chorus and chamber orchestra in remembrance of one so dear. The second half of the evening will feature Forrest’s Jubilate Deo, a sweeping setting of Psalm 100 in eight different languages representing “all the earth.” Dan Forrest was one of Suzanne’s favorite composers, and we are certain he will be one of yours too. Arrive early for a pre-concert discussion with the composer, and enjoy an evening of beautiful singing with Bel Canto.

Special Guests: Dan Forrest, Southwest Guilford High School Choir, Greensboro Youth Chorus

Oct
18
Fri
Vox Luminis: The Bach Dynasty @ Duke Chapel
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm

Vox Luminis conveys its passion for early music at every performance; this devotion has propelled the ensemble out of its native Belgium, where it formed in 2004, to critical acclaim and to an international career singing music from the 16th to 18th centuries. A surprise win of Gramophone’s Recording of the Year in 2012 helped secure its reputation for intelligent mastery of early music.

In its sophomore appearance at Duke Performances, Vox Luminis brings a program entirely by the Bach family. J.S. Bach was proud of his ancestry, and his genealogical research remains our most accurate information about the Bach family even today. Vox Luminis sets the style of the older Bachs in relief, allowing the particularities of J.S. Bach’s cousins and nephew to shine new light onto how each of them approached the German choral tradition, entwining Lutheran chorales with new music.

Program

Johann Bach: Unser Leben ist ein Schatten
Johann Bach: Sei nun wieder zufrieden

Johann Michael Bach: Sei, lieber Tag, wilkommen
Johann Michael Bach: Nun treten wir ins neue Jahr
Johann Michael Bach: Herr, ich warte auf dein Heil

Johann Christoph Bach: Der mensch, vom Weibe geboren
Johann Christoph Bach: Lieber Herr Gott, wecke uns auf
Johann Christoph Bach: Fürchte dich nicht

Johann Ludwig Bach: Das Blut Jesu Christi
Johann Ludwig Bach: Das ist meine Freude

Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu meine Freude

Oct
25
Fri
North Carolina Master Chorale presents Dona Nobis Pacem @ Christ Baptist Church
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm

170 voices with symphony orchestra present Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Barber’s Agnus Dei, and Pärt’s Da Pacem Nobis. Tickets on sale in September.

Oct
26
Sat
The Kingdom Choir @ Duke Chapel
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm

Catapulted into stardom by its enrapturing performance at the 2018 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, the Kingdom Choir makes its Duke Performances debut with its distinctive blend of gospel and pop music. Although the ensemble has been singing since 1994, its royal wedding performance amazed millions of viewers worldwide and laid the ground for a record deal with Sony Music.

Led by Karen Gibson, Britain’s “godmother of gospel,” the Kingdom Choir represents the best of the thriving British gospel tradition, and the effects of its performances stretch beyond purely musical events — it builds community with its singing. Kingdom Choir will fill its program at the iconic Duke Chapel with its characteristic arrangements of modern pop and classic gospel songs, including its show-stopping rendition of “Stand By Me.”

Nov
12
Tue
Tenebrae Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles @ Duke Chapel
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm

Tenebrae, one of the premier vocal ensembles of England, brings its signature work, Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles, to Duke Chapel for an assuredly stunning performance. Formed in 2001 by former King’s Singer Nigel Short, Tenebrae quickly established a reputation for theatrical programming and precise performances in sacred and secular spaces. Its musical passion has led to several awards (including two BBC Music Magazine awards), nominations, and notable orchestral engagements.

Path of Miracles (2005), Tenebrae’s first major commission, explores the geography of the pilgrimage to Santiago through four movements. With a libretto by Robert Dickinson, Talbot’s composition brings together texts from medieval and modern sources and music from east Asia and ancient hymns. Singing from memory and in candlelight, Tenebrae dramatically animates the pilgrimage for the audience. To celebrate its fifteenth anniversary, Tenebrae commissioned Footsteps by Owain Park, a harmonically lavish piece which will feature Tenebrae performing alongside singers from the Duke Chapel Music program.

Program

Owain Park: Footsteps, featuring singers from the Duke Chapel Music program
Joby Talbot: Path of Miracles

Dec
7
Sat
Bel Canto Company Presents Candle, Star, Joyous Light @ Christ United Methodist Church
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm

Candle, Star, Joyous Light
Bel Canto: A Greensboro Holiday Tradition

Saturday, December 7, 8pm | Monday, December 9, 7:30pm
Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N Holden Rd, Greensboro

Greet the arrival of the holiday season with Bel Canto Company! Festive melodies both familiar and new will call to mind the charm of a cold winter evening in the comfort of your home, curled up by the fire in the warm embrace of loved ones. Take time out from the frantic pace of December and join us for a fête of light, giving and family. It is after all, “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Special Guest: Greensboro Youth Chorus

 

Dec
8
Sun
Bel Canto Company Presents The Night Before Christmas @ Van Dyke Performance Space
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm

The Night Before Christmas
Free Family Matinee Performance

Sunday, December 8, 3pm
Van Dyke Performance Space, 200 N Davie St, Greensboro

Join us for a special holiday concert perfect for families and kids of ages. Indulge in a sugar cookie (or two!) and enjoy a 45-minute performance featuring a charming version of The Night Before Christmas. You’ll even have a chance to sing along! Tickets to this concert are FREE, so bring the whole family and delight in hearing your favorite holiday tunes sung as only Bel Canto can sing them!

Although this concert is free to attend, a ticket is required for admission so that we don’t exceed the space’s capacity. Tickets will be available at the door beginning 1 hour before the concert.

Dec
9
Mon
Bel Canto Company Presents Candle, Star, Joyous Light @ Christ United Methodist Church
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

Candle, Star, Joyous Light
Bel Canto: A Greensboro Holiday Tradition

Saturday, December 7, 8pm | Monday, December 9, 7:30pm
Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N Holden Rd, Greensboro

Greet the arrival of the holiday season with Bel Canto Company! Festive melodies both familiar and new will call to mind the charm of a cold winter evening in the comfort of your home, curled up by the fire in the warm embrace of loved ones. Take time out from the frantic pace of December and join us for a fête of light, giving and family. It is after all, “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Special Guest: Greensboro Youth Chorus

 

Dec
17
Tue
North Carolina Master Chorale presents Joy of the Season @ Meymandi Concert Hall
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

The Symphonic and Chamber Choirs are joined by brass, percussion, Susan Lohr at the piano, and Stephen Aber at the organ to ring in the season with our annual holiday concert.

Dec
20
Fri
Raleigh Boychoir Presents Carols of Christmas @ Edenton Street United Methodist Church
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm

No Christmas season is complete without your family experiencing The Raleigh Boychoir’s shining “Carols of Christmas.” This performances features all the choirs of the RBC including:

Performing Choir
Resident Choir
Training Choir
Young Men’s Ensemble
Alumni Choir

These choristers will share with you the fruits of their labor by singing a variety of yuletide favorites guaranteed to brighten your holiday spirit!

We hope you can join us for a wonderful holiday program.

This festive concert is held in the beautiful Edenton Street United Methodist Church at 228 W Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC

Purchase tickets online today.

 

Mar
6
Fri
Chanticleer Faith of Our Fathers @ Baldwin Auditorium
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm

Now in its 41st year, Chanticleer remains at the vanguard of choral ensemble excellence in America. Founded by a musicology student who wanted to perform the music he was studying, Chanticleer has grown into a twelve-member group adept with ancient masters and modern commissions. Along the way the ensemble has received several major music prizes, including two GRAMMY awards and Ensemble of the Year from Musical America, all while continuing in Billboard’s Top 10 best-selling classical artists.

At Duke Performances Chanticleer brings a five-part program of sacred music, Faith of Our Fathers. The repertoire spans from Hildegard’s “O virtu sapientiae” in the 12th century, to English and American works, featuring highlights of the English renaissance and colonial American traditions, complemented by modern tributes to those styles. The choir stops briefly in the Spanish New World before concluding with Chanticleer favorites.

Program

Faith of Our Fathers (Sacred Program)

I.
Hildegard von Bingen: O frondens virga, from Missa La Sol Fa Re Mi by Josquin des Prez
Credo – Sanctus

II.
Peter Philips: Cantabant Sancti
William Byrd: Justorum animae
Jackson Hill: Were Soul to Speak
Orlando Gibbons: O Clap Your Hands

III.
William Billings, arr. William Fred Scott: Chester
Ned Rorem: Sing, My Soul, His Wondrous Love
Traditional hymn, arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw: His Voice as the Sound
Ned Rorem: All Glorious God
John Cennick, arr. Alice Parker: Happy in the Lord

IV.
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla: Mirabilia testimonia tua
Antonio de Salazar: O sacrum convivium
Francisco Guerrero: Signasti Domine

V.
Kurt Weill, arr. Gene Puerling: Lost in the Stars
Traditional spiritual, arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw: My God is a Rock
Doyle Lawson, Charles Waller, and Robert Yates, arr. Jennings: Calling My Children Home
Traditional gospel, arr. Rosephanye Powell: Oh, What a Beautiful City

Mar
7
Sat
Raleigh Boychoir Presents Stage and Screen @ Edenton Street United Methodist Church
Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm

To kick off a new decade, in March our Training Choir, Resident Choir, Performing Choir and Young Men’s Ensemble will present their favorite music from the Silver Screen and Broadway stage in this cabaret-style evening! We may even be “a-movin’ and a-shakin!” Be our guest as we share some of our favorites with you in this new concert music experience!

Apr
18
Sat
Bel Canto Company Presents Fill My Heart with Song @ Well∙Spring Theatre
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm

Fill My Heart with Song
And Let Me Play Among the Stars

Saturday, April 18, 8pm | Monday, April 20, 7:30pm
Well∙Spring Theatre, 4100 Well Spring Dr, Greensboro

We sing to inspire and transport the listener through music, and, just as importantly, to have fun! This concert features fresh arrangements by Moira Smiley, Ward Swingle, Will Todd, Joan Szymko, Stacy Gibbs and more. Whether you are a classical purist or a lover of many styles, we invite you to “see what spring is like…” with us as we sing both classical and contemporary works infused with a touch of jazz, blues, gospel, Motown, and folk flavors.

Apr
20
Mon
Bel Canto Company Presents Fill My Heart with Song @ Well∙Spring Theatre
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm

Fill My Heart with Song
And Let Me Play Among the Stars

Saturday, April 18, 8pm | Monday, April 20, 7:30pm
Well∙Spring Theatre, 4100 Well Spring Dr, Greensboro

We sing to inspire and transport the listener through music, and, just as importantly, to have fun! This concert features fresh arrangements by Moira Smiley, Ward Swingle, Will Todd, Joan Szymko, Stacy Gibbs and more. Whether you are a classical purist or a lover of many styles, we invite you to “see what spring is like…” with us as we sing both classical and contemporary works infused with a touch of jazz, blues, gospel, Motown, and folk flavors.

Apr
22
Wed
The Tallis Scholars Rose without Thorn @ Baldwin Auditorium
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm

The Tallis Scholars are undoubtedly the elder statesmen among Renaissance sacred music choirs throughout the world. Founded in 1973, the ensemble’s name is synonymous with early music excellence, which is why The Washington Post calls its performances of the repertoire “authoritative.” Its impressive discography has garnered several major music awards, including Gramophone’s Recording of the Year and three Early Music awards from the same magazine.

At the acoustically pristine Baldwin Auditorium, the Tallis Scholars celebrate English and Franco-Flemish music of the 16th century, with a particular devotion to the “rose without thorn,” the Virgin Mary. Music by Taverner, Byrd, and Fawkyner forms the first half, after which the ensemble jumps to the continent with Josquin and Gombert, punctuated by Arvo Pärt’s brief Da pacem.

Program

Rose Without Thorn

Taverner: Leroy Kyrie
Byrd: Laetentur caeli
Byrd: Tribulationes civitatum
Fawkyner: Gaude rosa sine spina
Chant: Da pacem
Josquin: Missa Da pacem (Agnus)
Pärt: Da pacem
Gombert: Media vita
Gombert: Magnificat III

May
30
Sat
Raleigh Boychoir Presents World Music Concert @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
May 30 @ 3:00 pm

Our final concert of this special 52nd season is our World Music Concert at Pullen Baptist Church. Journey with the Raleigh Boychoir as we travel around the world through music! You will hear many languages and music performed by our four choral ensembles!

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