Concert Calendar
The Vocal Area Network Concert Calendar focuses solely on vocal ensemble and choir performances around the New York area. This information is compiled from flyers, web sites and sources within the performing groups. We strive to make it as accurate as possible, but it's always a good idea to make a confirming phone call or web site visit.

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Download this event to your calendar New listing  Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Manhattan Sacred Harp Sing (Open sing)
Singing from the 1991 Denson revision of The Sacred Harp, a much-beloved shape note songbook that has been in continuous use by singers since its original publication in 1844. Beginners are welcome, and books will be available for loan or purchase at the singing. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street (between West 4th and Bleecker Streets)
Admission: Free
For more info: sacredharpnyc@gmail.com
Download this event to your calendar Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Opera Orchestra of New York (Opera-in-concert)
Donizetti: Parisina D'este Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street
Admission: $35-$165; tickets at www.jazz.org.
For more info: 212-721-6500
Eve Queler, conductor. Angela Meade, soprano; Mia Pafumi, soprano; Aaron Blake, tenor; Yunpeng Wang, baritone; Sava Vemić, bass.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Connecticut)   
The Elm City Girls' Choir (Girls' choir)
"Annual Spring Concert" Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, CT
Admission: In advance: $8; students / seniors $5. At the door: $10; students / seniors $6.
For more info: 203-787-1244
With the Saecula Women’s Choir.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
Down Town Glee Club (Male choir with piano and guitar)
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
Featuring such standards as "I Get A Kick Out of You," "How High the Moon" and "When I Fall in Love," and contemporary selections, like the title tune, "God Only Knows" and "The Things We Did for Love."
Saint Peter's Church, East 54th Street and Lexington Avenue
Admission: Suggested donation $20.
For more info: 516-248-7549
Joseph Martin, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Cecilia Chorus of New York (Chorus with orchestra)
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue
Admission: $25-$85
For more info: 646-638-2535 or 212-247-7800
Mark Shapiro, conductor and music director. Christine Taylor Price, soprano; Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano; Alex Richardson, tenor; André Courville, bass-baritone.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Experiental Orchestra Choir (Vocal ensemble)
"The Soul Verses"
Folk songs for choir in celebration of Pete Seeger. Arrangements of traditional American, English and Irish folk songs for virtuoso a cappella choir.
National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue (at 28th Street)
Admission: $25
For more info: www.experientialorchestra.com/
James Blachly, director.
Experiental Orchestra Vocal Festival.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
VOICES Chorale (Choir and organ)
Fauré: Requiem
Fauré:Cantique de Jean Racine
Lauridsen: Les Chansons des Roses
Madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi and Clément Janequin
St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Admission: In advance: preferred $40; general $25; family pass $55. At the door: preferred $45; general $30; family pass $60.
For more info: 609-658-2636
Lyn Ransom, music director. Garrett Butler and Todd Butler, sopranos; Andrew Maggio, baritone.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4:30 PM       (Westchester)   
Greenwich Choral Society (Choir and orchestra)
"Radiant Certainty -- Mendelssohn's St. Paul Oratorio"
Mendelssohn: St. Paul
Manhattanville College's O'Byrne Chapel, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY
Admission: $45, $38, $23 (special student prices)
For more info: 203-622-5136
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Nassau)   
Bel Canto Chorale (Community choir)
Mozart: Requiem
Medleys from Show Boat and South Pacific
St John's Lutheran Church, 1 Van Roo Avenue (at Merrick Avenue), Merrick, NY
Admission: $15; students / seniors $12.
For more info: 516-705-0011
Gregory Mercer, music director.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 8, 2016, 3:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
Peapack Reformed Church Choir (Choir)
"An American Tapestry"
A benefit concert in support of New Jersey's veterans in need. The concert will honor our veterans and benefit Community Hope and Hope for Veterans, a local non-profit organization that supports medical recovery and transitional housing services for veterans, including housing at the Veterans Administration (VA) facility in Lyons, NJ. "An American Tapestry" features American pop standards, spirituals and other sacred and secular favorites.
Peapack Reformed Church, 224 Main Street, Gladstone, NJ
Admission: Suggested donation $10
For more info: 908-234-2733
Download this event to your calendar Monday, May 9, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Oratorio Society of New York (Choir and orchestra)
Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass
Marjorie Merryman: Jonah (New York premiere)
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue
Admission: $25-$90
For more info: 212-400-7255
Kent Tritle, conductor. Rachel Rosales, soprano; Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano; John Matthew Myers, tenor; Philip Cutlip, baritone.
Download this event to your calendar Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York City (Male chorus)
"150th Anniversary -- Gala Opera Slam"
Arias, duets, trios and choral works from The Club's 150-year repertoire (Verdi, McDowell, Herbert, Gounod, Offenbach, Bernstein, Puccini, Mozart, Sondheim, Willson), and a premiere by Mohammed Fairouz.
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street
Admission: $50; students $40.
For more info: 212-362-8550
Gene Wisoff, conductor. Guest opera artists: Aprile Millo, soprano; Barry Banks, tenor; Toby Newman, mezzo; Brandie Sutton, soprano; Matthew Anchel, bass; Mary-Lou Vetere, soprano. Catered champagne reception to follow the concert.
Download this event to your calendar Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
New York Choral Society (Choir and orchestra)
Handel: Israel in Egypt Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue
Admission: $30-$80
For more info: 212-247-3878
David Hayes, conductor. Christine Brandes and Sarah Shafer, sopranos; Lauren Eberwein, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Bliss, tenor; Jarrett Ott, baritone; Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone.
Download this event to your calendar Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola (Choir)
"Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs"
Copland: In the Beginning
Higdon: Sanctus
Betinis: Carmina mei, cordis (Songs of My Heart)
McFerrin: Psalm 23
Burleigh, arr.: Deep River
Hailstork: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Warren, arr.: Wade in the Water
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue (at 84th Street)
Admission: $25-$80
For more info: 212-288-3588
K. Scott Warren, Robert Reuter, conductors. Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano; Robert Anthony Mack, tenor.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Manhattan Sacred Harp Sing (Open sing)
Singing from the 1991 Denson revision of The Sacred Harp, a much-beloved shape note songbook that has been in continuous use by singers since its original publication in 1844. Beginners are welcome, and books will be available for loan or purchase at the singing. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street (between West 4th and Bleecker Streets)
Admission: Free
For more info: sacredharpnyc@gmail.com
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
Vertical Player Repertory (Opera)
Giovanni Pacini: Malvina di Scozia (US premiere) Christ and Saint Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th Street
Admission: $35; tickets at malvina.brownpapertickets.com.
For more info: vpropera@gmail.com
Hans Schellevis, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Dalton Chorale (Choir with chamber orchestra and organ)
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Sowerby: Psalm 122
Hoiby: At the round earth's imagined corners
Carson Cooman: In the midst of wild being
McNeil Robinson: Missa Brevis
Meredith Monk: "Dawn" from Book of Days
Brick Church, 1140 Park Avenue (at 91st Street)
Admission: $25; $20 in advance at Eventbrite.com.
For more info: info@daltonchorale.org
David Shuler, director. Bernadette Hoke, organ; Amy Bartram, soprano; Catherine Hedberg, mezzo-soprano; David Root, tenor; Peter Stewart, bass.
Download this event to your calendar Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Brooklyn)   
Bella Voce Singers (Women's choir)
"15th Anniversary Spring Concert"
Come celebrate our 15th Anniversary with us! We know! We don't look a day over 14... .. but we hope you'll join us as we look back and perform some of our favorites from the past 15 years. Come and hear works by Abbie Betinis (From Behind the Caravan), Gwyneth Walker (Songs for Women's Voices), Michael Larkin and Carolyn Jennings. We will also be performing the NYC premiere of Géibheann by Irish composer Rhona Clarke.
Saint Charles Borromeo Church, 21 Sidney Place, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: $15; students / seniors $10. $1 service fee for online purchase.
For more info: 718-219-1588
Download this event to your calendar Friday, May 13, 2016, 6:00 PM       (Upstate NY)   
Sacred Harp singing with Tim Eriksen (Choral singing workshop)
"Sacred Harp Singing"
Early evening instruction by Tim Eriksen, who appeared with the Sacred Harp singers in the film Cold Mountain, followed by a concert in which participants will sing in this style, and Tim and his group will perform. Beautiful setting, and rare opportunity to learn about this singing style which was popular in rural America in the 19th century, and which is enjoying a worldwide revival now.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, 729 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley, NY
Admission: $10, $15
For more info: 845-528-7230
Download this event to your calendar Friday, May 13, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Brearley Singers (Choir with chamber orchestra)
"Let's Dance: Choral Music Based on Dance Rhythms"
Including Misa a Buenos Aires (Misatango) by Martin Palmeri, an Argentine composer and conductor. The piece is written for mezzo-soprano, mixed choir, bandoneon, piano and string orchestra. Also featured: Johannes Brahms's Liebeslieder Waltzes.
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street (at West End Avenue)
Admission: $20; seniors/students $15.
For more info: 917-880-1284
Keith Burton, music director. Nelson Padgett, accompanist.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, May 13, 2016, 7:30 PM       (New Jersey)   
Monmouth Civic Chorus (Choir and instrumental ensemble)
"Heavenly Harmony"
Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day
Britten: Choral Dances from Gloriana
First Presbyterian Church, 255 Harding Road (Tower Hill), Red Bank, NJ
Admission: $30 regular; $27 seniors; $5 students; $25 groups (10 or more).
For more info: 732-933-9333
Ryan Brandau, artistic director and conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, May 13, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Dessoff Choirs (Choir)
"Dessoff Express: Gregory's Legacy"
Works inspired by Gregorian chant by Jacobson, Bairstow, Lotti, Casals, Brahms, Duruflé, Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Martin.
Church of Notre Dame, 405 West 114th Street (east of Amsterdam Avenue)
Admission: $15-$35
For more info: 212-831-8224
Christopher Shepard, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Friday, May 13, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
Vertical Player Repertory (Opera)
Giovanni Pacini: Malvina di Scozia (US premiere) Christ and Saint Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th Street
Admission: $35; tickets at malvina.brownpapertickets.com.
For more info: vpropera@gmail.com
Hans Schellevis, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, May 13, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with Concert Royal (Choir with orchestra)
"Music of J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel"
Handel: Dixit Dominus
Bach: Cantata 106, God's time is the very best time
Bach: Cantata 11, Laud to God in all his kingdoms
Saint Thomas Church, One West 53rd Street (at Fifth Avenue)
Admission: Call
For more info: 212-664-9360 or concerts@SaintThomasChurch.org
Daniel Beckwith, guest conductor. Yulia Van Doren and Shannon Mercer, soprano; Ian Howell, countertenor; Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, bass.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, May 13, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Choral Society of Grace Church (Choir with orchestra)
Mendelssohn: Elijah (in English) Grace Church in New York, 802 Broadway
Admission: $30; prime reserved $150.
For more info: 212-300-6346
John Maclay, music director. Philip Cutlip, baritone; Tami Petty, soprano; Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano; Timothy Stoddard, tenor.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, May 13, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Brooklyn)   
Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble (Chamber choir)
"Draw On, Sweet Night"
Music resplendent with images of night, stars, the moon, and the radiance of evening, featuring works by John Wilbye and Johannes Brahms; a world premiere by Los Angeles composer David Stern; and the winner(s) of Cerddorion's Fourth Annual Emerging Composers Competition.
St. Paul's Church, 199 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: $20 online; $25 at the door; students $15 at the door only.
For more info: 908-654-0248
James John, director.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 14, 2016, 3:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Choral Society of Grace Church (Choir with orchestra)
Mendelssohn: Elijah (in English) Grace Church in New York, 802 Broadway
Admission: $30; prime reserved $150.
For more info: 212-300-6346
John Maclay, music director. Philip Cutlip, baritone; Tami Petty, soprano; Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano; Timothy Stoddard, tenor.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
Concord Singers (Women's community chorus)
"Plains, Trains and Spirituals"
An evening of American classics as well as folk songs and spirituals by composers and arrangers as varied as Robert Schumann, Randall Thompson and George Gershwin.
Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Avenue, Summit, NJ
Admission: $15; children under 12 $10.
For more info: 908-334-2581
Robert Long, director. Caroline Parody, accompanist.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Connecticut)   
Fairfield County Chorale (Chorus with orchestra)
Dvořák: Stabat Mater
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy
Mozart: Ch'io mi scordi di te? ... Non temer, amato bene
Norwalk City Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
Admission: $35 at the door; $5 for students.
For more info: 203-254-1333
Soloists Anna Dugan, Malena Dayen, Alok Kumar and Adam Lau; four pianists, including Ilya Yakushev and Cristina Stanescu.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC (Women's choir)
"Cassandra"
Featuring Cassandra, the world premiere of a commissioned work from New England-based composer Hilary Purrington, which musically recounts the tale of Greek mythological hero Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy, who was gifted with the power of prophecy. The program also spotlights the powerful rhythms of Néo Ensemble in Dreams, a special work for taiko drums written by Kaoru Watanabe, formerly of Kodo. Also featured: Quarry Weave by Meredith Monk, the Five Limericks by Emma Lou Diemer and a selection of soulful pop favorites.
West End Collegiate Church, 245 West 77th Street (West End Avenue)
Admission: $20 in advance; $25 at the door; students / seniors $15 in adavnce; tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.
For more info: 212-252-4134
Cynthia Powell, artistic director. Taisiya Pushkar, piano.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Nassau)   
The Rockville Centre Choral Society (Choir)
"Twenty-Five Minutes from Broadway"
Featuring popular show tunes.
St. James United Methodist Church, 11 St. James Place (at Forest Avenue), Lynbrook, NY
Admission: $10; children under 12 free
For more info: 516-354-3931
Jean Stevenson, director. Linda Pratt, accompanist.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:30 PM       (New Jersey)   
Cantigas Women's Choir (Women's choir and brass)
"¡AMÉRICAS! New World, New Music "
Works by Piazzolla, Bernstein, Copland, Joan Szymko and others.
All Saints Episcopal Church, 707 Washington Street (at 7th Street), Hoboken, NJ
Admission: Suggested donation $20; seniors / students $10.
For more info: cantigaschoir@gmail.com
Joan Isaacs Litman, conductor. With the Principal Quintet of New York City's Gramercy Brass.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Westchester)   
Hudson Chorale (Choir and orchestra)
Mendelssohn: Elijah Irvington Middle/High School, 40 North Broadway, Irvington, NY
Admission: In advance: $25; at the door: $30; students $10.
For more info: 914-462-3212
Ira Spaulding, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
Coro Lirico (Concert opera chorus)
"A Tribute to the Ladies of Opera"
Arias and choruses from many of the "opera lassies" such as Carmen, Turandot, Suor Angelica, Lucia di Lammermoor, Anna Bolena, Mme.Butterfly and many others.
Church of the Redeemer, 36 South Street, Morristown, NJ
Admission: $25; students / seniors $20
For more info: 973-887-6336
Warren Helms, conductor and accompanist. Lauren Osrud, soprano; Katy Sumrow, mezzo-soprano; Steve Wallace, tenor.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Brooklyn)   
Chameleonic (Choir)
"Sleepless: A Concert for The City That Never Sleeps"
An energetic mixed-genre program of contemporary choral music and songs following the ebbs and flows of energy in New York City.
Ann-Sofi Soderquist: What is Life?
Vince Peterson: Metropolis
Eric Whitacre: Little Man in a Hurry
Irving Fine: Design for October and Hen Party (from The Choral New Yorker)
Hennagin: Take Me Away and Sunrise
Conrad Susa: The Day is Done
Songs by Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Duke Ellington and Harold Arlen
St Paul's Episcopal Church, 199 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: $20
For more info: 646-580-2835
Chameleonic will be co-conducted by four conductors, including Artistic Director Vince Peterson.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Suffolk)   
LISCA and Frank Ohman Dancers (Chorus, mezzo, piano-four-hands, dancers)
"Liebeslieder Walzer and American Liebeslieder"
Johannes Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer
Gregg Smith: American Liebeslieder (Seasons of Love)
Debussy: Petite Suite
St. James RC Church, Route 25A, Setauket, NY
Admission: $25; seniors, $20; students of all ages free.
For more info: 631-941-9431 or 631-751-2743
Thomas Schmidt, conductor. Blythe Merrifield, mezzo-soprano.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Polyhymnia (Vocal ensemble)
"Germany 1600"
Works by Melchior Franck, Hans Leo Hassler, Jacob Handl and more.
The Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Avenue (at West 87th Street)
Admission: $30; students/seniors $20.
For more info: 917-838-4636
John Bradley, director. Pre-concert lecture at 7 PM.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Westchester)   
The Taghkanic Chorale (Choir and orchestra)
"Bruckner Mass and Motets"
The Mass No. 2 in E Minor and five motets: Os Justi, Locus Iste, Ave Maria, Vexilla Regis and Christus Factus est.
Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer Street, Yorktown Heights, NY
Admission: $25; seniors $22; students $12 children under 12 accompanied by adult free.
For more info: 914-737-6707
Steven Fox, music director. Reception to follow.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Cantori New York (Chamber choir)
Ethel Smyth: The Prison, a valedictory oratorio by this accomplished writer, composer and leader of the women's suffrage movement.
Brahms: Marienlieder op. 22.
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street
Admission: $25; seniors $20; students/children $5.
For more info: 212-439-4758
Mark Shapiro, artistic director. Theo Hoffman, baritone; Chelsea Morris, soprano; Jason Wirth, piano.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Canticum Novum Singers and the New York Virtuoso Singers (Choir)
Roberto Sierra: Missa Latina (world premiere) Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues
Admission: Call
For more info: 212-772-4448
Harold Rosenbaum, conductor. Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano; Daniel Teadt, baritone.
Note revised time.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble (Chamber choir)
"Draw On, Sweet Night"
Music resplendent with images of night, stars, the moon, and the radiance of evening, featuring works by John Wilbye and Johannes Brahms; a world premiere by Los Angeles composer David Stern; and the winner(s) of Cerddorion's Fourth Annual Emerging Composers Competition.
St. Ignatius of Antioch, 552 West End Avenue (at West 87th Street)
Admission: $20 online; $25 at the door; students $15 at the door only.
For more info: 908-654-0248
James John, director.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3:00 PM       (Bronx)   
Riverdale Choral Society (Chorus with piano, organ and instrumental ensemble)
"English Choral Music Through the Ages"
Purcell: Soul of the World
Handel: Coronation Anthems I and II
Mendelssohn: Hear My Prayer, Three Sacred Songs
Britten: Te Deum in C
Tavener: Song for Athene
Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway (at West 252nd Street), Bronx, NY
Admission: $25
For more info: 718-543-2219
John Lettieri, music director. Thomas Hoffmeister, boy soprano; Katie Spencer, mezzo-soprano; MunTzung Wong, piano; James Mugavero, organ.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3:00 PM       (Brooklyn)   
Bella Voce Singers (Women's choir)
"15th Anniversary Spring Concert"
Come celebrate our 15th Anniversary with us! We know! We don't look a day over 14... .. but we hope you'll join us as we look back and perform some of our favorites from the past 15 years. Come and hear works by Abbie Betinis (From Behind the Caravan), Gwyneth Walker (Songs for Women's Voices), Michael Larkin and Carolyn Jennings. We will also be performing the NYC premiere of Géibheann by Irish composer Rhona Clarke.
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7420 Fourth Avenue (Bay Ridge), Brooklyn, NY
Admission: $15; students / seniors $10. $1 service fee for online purchase.
For more info: 718-219-1588
Art on the Corner Series
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Choir of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (Choir with organ)
"Hymn Festival: Songs of the Spirit"
A celebration of hymns -– old and new, familiar and unfamiliar -– along with choral works based on the themes of Pentecost: wind, fire, spirit and the birth of the church. Hymn writer and author Susan Palo Cherwien will provide thoughtful interspersed reflections.
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue (at 73rd Street)
Admission: Free-will offering
For more info: 212-288-8920
Andrew Henderson, conductor and organist.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Sunday, May 15, 2016, 4:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
New Jersey Conservatory Symphonic Chorus (Choir with orchestra)
Schubert: Mass in G
Vivaldi: Magnificat
Handel: Te Deum
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 246 Woodport Road, Sparta, NJ
Admission: $30-$40; 30% student discount.
For more info: 973-402-2004
Edwin Foster, conductor. Ford Foster, associate conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 15, 2016, 4:00 PM       (Westchester)   
The Taghkanic Chorale (Choir and orchestra)
"Bruckner Mass and Motets"
The Mass No. 2 in E Minor and five motets: Os Justi, Locus Iste, Ave Maria, Vexilla Regis and Christus Factus est.
Trinity Episcopal Church Ossining, 7 South Highland Avenue (Route 9), Ossining, NY
Admission: $25; seniors $22; students $12 children under 12 accompanied by adult free.
For more info: 914-737-6707
Steven Fox, music director. Reception to follow.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 15, 2016, 4:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Chameleonic (Choir)
"Sleepless: A Concert for The City That Never Sleeps"
An energetic mixed-genre program of contemporary choral music and songs following the ebbs and flows of energy in New York City.
Ann-Sofi Soderquist: What is Life?
Vince Peterson: Metropolis
Eric Whitacre: Little Man in a Hurry
Irving Fine: Design for October and Hen Party (from The Choral New Yorker)
Hennagin: Take Me Away and Sunrise
Conrad Susa: The Day is Done
Songs by Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Duke Ellington and Harold Arlen
Church of St. Luke-in-the-Fields, 487 Hudson Street (at Grove Street)
Admission: $20
For more info: 646-580-2835
Chameleonic will be co-conducted by four conductors, including Artistic Director Vince Peterson.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 15, 2016, 4:00 PM       (Brooklyn)   
The Dessoff Choirs (Choir)
"Dessoff Express: Gregory's Legacy"
Works inspired by Gregorian chant by Jacobson, Bairstow, Lotti, Casals, Brahms, Duruflé, Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Martin.
Saint John's Church, 139 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: $15-$35
For more info: 212-831-8224
Christopher Shepard, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 15, 2016, 4:00 PM       (Upstate NY)   
Kairos: A Consort of Singers (Vocal ensemble and chamber orchestra)
"Bach Cantata Series"
Bach: Cantata No. 9, Es ist Heil uns kommen her
Also, an orchestral chamber work and motets, performed within the context of an evensong service,
Holy Cross Monastery, Route 9W (1615 Broadway), West Park, NY
Admission: $10 suggested donation
For more info: 845-256-9114
Edward Lundergan, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 15, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Cantori New York (Chamber choir)
Ethel Smyth: The Prison, a valedictory oratorio by this accomplished writer, composer and leader of the women's suffrage movement.
Brahms: Marienlieder op. 22.
Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street
Admission: $25; seniors $20; students/children $5.
For more info: 212-439-4758
Mark Shapiro, artistic director. Theo Hoffman, baritone; Chelsea Morris, soprano; Jason Wirth, piano.
Download this event to your calendar Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Singers of the New York City Master Chorale (Voice and piano cabaret)
"Top Ten"
Songs and stories of unforgettable experiences of music, food and love. Join the New York City Master Chorale for their annual cabaret featuring NYCMC singers and pianist Laura Barger under the direction of Thea Kano.
The Duplex, 61 Christopher Street
Admission: $25 with discounts for students and seniors
For more info: 917-326-1422
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Manhattan Sacred Harp Sing (Open sing)
Singing from the 1991 Denson revision of The Sacred Harp, a much-beloved shape note songbook that has been in continuous use by singers since its original publication in 1844. Beginners are welcome, and books will be available for loan or purchase at the singing. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street (between West 4th and Bleecker Streets)
Admission: Free
For more info: sacredharpnyc@gmail.com
Download this event to your calendar Thursday, May 19, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Voices of Ascension (Choir)
"Masters of the Renaissance: The Netherlands School"
Works by Josquin, Ockeghem, Isaac, Lassus and Sweelinck.
Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue at Tenth Street
Admission: Call
For more info: 212-358-7060
Dennis Keene, artistic director and conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
TENET (Vocal and instrumental ensemble)
"The Sounds of Time: Music of the Burgundians" Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street)
Admission: $25.50-$50
For more info: 212-222-4066
Robert Mealy, guest director. Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Virginia Warnken, alto; Jason McStoots, tenor; Andrew Padgett, bass; Robert Mealy, vielle; Priscilla Herreid, winds; Charlie Weaver, lute.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, May 20, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Art Mob (A cappella choir)
"The Best Laid Planets"
An eclectic, "out-of-this-world" program of a cappella choral music encompassing genres from gospel music and shape note hymns, to Victoriana, Tin Pan Alley, jazz standards and more.
The Opera Center, Rehearsal Hall space, 330 7th Avenue
Admission: Suggested donation $10
For more info: 313-207-2092
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Friday, May 20, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Western Wind (Vocal ensemble)
"Exodus: Dreams of the Promised Land in Antebellum America"
Music from the earliest days of the United States. Works by William Billings (1746-1800), Stephen Jenks (1772-1856), Elkanah Kelsey Dare (1782-1826), and Matilda T. Durham (1815-1901), along with Shaker hymns, part songs, proto spirituals both Black and White attest to the vital hold that biblical Liberation imagery held over the early American consciousness.
The Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue (between 91st and 92nd Streets)
Admission: $35; students/seniors $25; tickets at www.showclix.com/event/exodus-the-concert.
For more info: 212-873-2848
Presented by Salon Sanctuary Concerts.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 21, 2016, 3:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
The Princeton Garden Statesmen Barbershop Chorus (Barbershop chorus)
"Amalgamated Harmony"
With the Big Apple Chorus and Old School.
West Windsor Plainsboro Community Middle School, 55 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro Township, NJ
Admission: $25; discounts for advance purchase and group sales.
For more info: 888-636-4449
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
Philomusica Concert Choir (Choir with instrumentalists)
"Songs of Love and Innocence"
The program includes Eric Whitacre's Five Hebrew Love Songs, setting poems by Hila Plitmann, wife of Mr. Whitacre; Brahms's Liebeslieder Waltzer Opus 52; and Norman Noll's Songs of Innocence, commissioned from Mr. Noll in 1995 by Philomusica for its Silver Anniversary season and revised in 2015. Set to poems by William Blake (published in 1789), it begins with an atmosphere of child-like simplicity and progresses into expressions of greater complexity to the ending, which reflects back upon the beginning innocence of the piece, as if from an adult point of view.
Our Lady of Peace Church, 1740 Route 130 North, North Brunswick, NJ
Admission: $20; seniors/students $15; children under 13 $10. Discounts of $2 on tickets bought in advance (by Friday noon May 20); group discounts.
For more info: 732-993-5400
Dennis Boyle, music director/conductor. Shea Velloso, piano; Elena Chernova-Davis, violin; Brenda Day, piano.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Art Mob (A cappella choir)
"The Best Laid Planets"
An eclectic, "out-of-this-world" program of a cappella choral music encompassing genres from gospel music and shape note hymns, to Victoriana, Tin Pan Alley, jazz standards and more.
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street
Admission: Suggested donation $10
For more info: 313-207-2092
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
Greater South Jersey Chorus (Choir and small orchestra)
"Luminous Night"
Music devoted to the theme of evening, including Mozart's Solemn Vespers, K339 and 21st century composer Ola Gjeilo's Luminous Night of the Soul.
The Catholic Community of Christ Our Light, 402 North Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ
Admission: $25 at the door; discounts available on website.
For more info: 856-482-8282
Christopher Thomas, artistic director.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Brooklyn)   
Choral Chameleon (Vocal ensemble)
"If I Left The Zoo: the spirituality of animals (and us)"
Exploring the spiritual lives of these amazing creatures from the dawn of time in the book of Genesis to the animals delighting us today in our Facebook feed. ​Featuring Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb; Ivor Davies: Prayers of the Ark; Jeffrey Parola: Such Beautiful Things (excerpts); and more. Our talented singers will also be attempting a new approach to choral performance by taking favorite animal videos from the Internet and creating devised choral soundtracks for them via an improvised rehearsal process.
St Paul's Episcopal Church, 199 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: $20 early bird; $25 online; $30 door.
For more info: 646-580-2835
Vince Peterson, artistic director.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Schola Cantorum on Hudson (Choir with instrumental ensemble)
"A Global Tapestry"
Focus on immigration will include a premiere of The Golden Door by Ronald Perera and music by Jake Runestad, Ysaye Barnwell, Brendham Graham and Irving Berlin. The concert seeks to serve as a catalyst for "enlightened patriotism" within this nation of immigrants.
St. John's in the Village, 218 West Eleventh Street
Admission: $20 online; $25 at the door.
For more info: 888-407-6002
Deborah Simpkin King, artistic director.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Queens)   
Queens College Choral Society (Choir with orchestra)
"75th Annual Spring Concert"
As a culmination of the 75th anniversary season, QCCS will present Verdi's Requiem.
Colden Auditorium, Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Flushing, NY
Admission: $20; students with QC ID $5.
For more info: 718-997-3818
James John, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Queens)   
The Astoria Choir (Choir with orchestra)
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem Trinity Lutheran Church 31-18 37th Street, Astoria, NY
Admission: $15/$20 online; $20/$25 at the door.
For more info: 347-926-3310
Note revised venue.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
The Masterwork Chorus and Chamber Orchestra (Choir and orchestra)
Haydn: Die Schöpfung (The Creation) Concert Hall at Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ
Admission: $38-$55
For more info: 973-692-6051.
Christopher Shepard, conductor. Karen Driscoll, soprano; John Tiranno, tenor; Dimitrie Lazich, baritone.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus (Men's choir)
"Spring Concert -- 25th Anniversary Celebration"
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of music and memories. This special performance guest appearances by former NJGMC Artistic Directors, including Richard Loatman, Steven A. Russell and founding Artistic Director Jay Kawarsky.
Princeton United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Avenue (at Nassau Street), Princeton, NJ
Admission: $20 in advance; $15 student/senior. All tickets are $25 at the door.
For more info: 732-579-8449
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
Summit Chorale (Choir)
Rachmaninoff: Vespers
Brahms: Nänie
St. John's Lutheran Church, 587 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ
Admission: $25; students $10. Discounted tickets are available in advance for $20.
For more info: 281-825-6278
Thomas Juneau, music director and conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Suffolk)   
Long Island Pride Chorus (Choir)
"Sunshiny Day"
Our annual spring concert filled with music, fun and friends.
UU Fellowship, 109 Browns Road, Huntington, NY
Admission: $25; children 16 and under $20.
For more info: 516-205-9711
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 22, 2016, 2:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Art Mob (A cappella choir)
"The Best Laid Planets"
An eclectic, "out-of-this-world" program of a cappella choral music encompassing genres from gospel music and shape note hymns, to Victoriana, Tin Pan Alley, jazz standards and more.
Royal Family Theater, 145 West 46th Street
Admission: Suggested donation $10
For more info: 313-207-2092
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Sunday, May 22, 2016, 3:00 PM       (Upstate NY)   
Hudson Valley Chorale (Community choir)
"In Memoriam"
A concert of remembrance for those who gave the last, full measure…
Fauré: Requiem
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region
Dominican Convent Chapel, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY
Admission: $20
For more info: 845-598-6749
Michael Wittenburg, artistic director. Michael Haigler, piano and organ; Barbara Allen, harp; Nivi Ravi, violin.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 22, 2016, 3:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
The Crescent Singers (Chamber choir)
"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"
Songs from every age about love both sacred and secular. It's conductor Allen Artz's farewell concert as he is retiring and leaving the area.
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, NJ
Admission: $20; seniors $15; students $5.
For more info: 908-756-2468
F. Allen Artz III, conductor and organist. Mary Beth McFall, piano.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus (Men's choir)
"Spring Concert -- 25th Anniversary Celebration"
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of music and memories. This special performance guest appearances by former NJGMC Artistic Directors, including Richard Loatman, Steven A. Russell and founding Artistic Director Jay Kawarsky.
Trinity Episcopal Church Asbury Park, 503 Asbury Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ
Admission: $20 in advance; $15 student/senior. All tickets are $25 at the door.
For more info: 732-579-8449
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Florilegium Chamber Choir (Chamber choir)
"Florilegium Chamber Choir Celebrates Forty Years!"
This special occasion will feature the world premiere of American composer Richard Burchard's Dream Land, commissioned by the choir, as well as favorites from our forty year history.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 164 West 100th Street (near Amsterdam Avenue)
Admission: $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
For more info: info@florilegiumchamberchoir.org
Ronald Oliver, Jr., music director. Walter Hilse, organ; Vanessa Lee piano.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
Philomusica Concert Choir (Choir with instrumentalists)
"Songs of Love and Innocence"
The program includes Eric Whitacre's Five Hebrew Love Songs, setting poems by Hila Plitmann, wife of Mr. Whitacre; Brahms's Liebeslieder Waltzer Opus 52; and Norman Noll's Songs of Innocence, commissioned from Mr. Noll in 1995 by Philomusica for its Silver Anniversary season and revised in 2015. Set to poems by William Blake (published in 1789), it begins with an atmosphere of child-like simplicity and progresses into expressions of greater complexity to the ending, which reflects back upon the beginning innocence of the piece, as if from an adult point of view.
Our Lady of Peace Church, 1740 Route 130 North, North Brunswick, NJ
Admission: $20; seniors/students $15; children under 13 $10. Discounts of $2 on tickets bought in advance (by Friday noon May 20); group discounts.
For more info: 732-993-5400
Dennis Boyle, music director/conductor. Shea Velloso, piano; Elena Chernova-Davis, violin; Brenda Day, piano.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
Princeton Pro Musica (Choir)
"American Voices"
Works by Eric Whitacre, Aaron Copland, Alice Parker and John Corigliano. Featuring the NJ premiere of Now Talking God by René Clausen.
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Admission: $25-$60
For more info: 609-683-5122
Ryan James Brandau, artistic director. Pre-concert lecture at 3 PM.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Canterbury Choral Society (Choir and orchestra)
"Duruflé, Saint-Saens and Poulenc -- Together Again"
Duruflé: Requiem
Poulenc: Gloria
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor
The Church of the Heavenly Rest, Fifth Avenue and 90th Street
Admission: $25; seniors $20; students with ID $10; children under 12 free.
For more info: 212-362-9271
Jonathan De Vries, conductor. Charles Dodsley Walker, founder. Beverley Vanessa Hill, soprano; Steven Graff, piano. New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Reception to follow.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4:00 PM       (Connecticut)   
CONCORA (Choir)
"First Editions"
New music by Gwyneth Walker, William Hawley, Ricky Ian Gordon, Michael Conley, Philip Jameson, Paul Moravec and Robert Convery.
First Church of Christ, Congregational, 830 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT
Admission: $30-$50; seniors $25; students $10.
For more info: 860-293-0567
Christopher Shepard, artistic director.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4:00 PM       (Brooklyn)   
Brooklyn Art Song Society (Art song recital)
"The Canadian Songbook"
The world premiere of Andrew Staniland's Canadian Songbook, a co-commission with the Casement Fund Song Series. This evening-length work by one of Canada's most esteemed young composers features settings of the strange, beautiful and brutally honest poetry of Robin Richardson.
The Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: $20/$10
For more info: 917-509-6258
Martha Guth, Tyler Duncan, singers; Michael Brofman, Erika Switzer, piano.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
New Amsterdam Singers (Choir)
"The Good Earth: New music for the land and its fragile glory"
Poems by Langston Hughes, Wendell Berry, Vachel Lindsay and Emily Dickinson. Works by Abbie Betinis, Ricky Ian Gordon, mark Kilstofte, Shawn Kirchner, Kirke Mechem, Robert Paterson, Ronald Perera, Thomas Schudel and Judith Shatin.
The Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
Admission: Call
For more info: 914-712-8708
Clara Longstreth, music director.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
Christ Church Parish Choir, Aura Polyphonica, Renee Anne Louprette (Choir and organ)
"Te Deum: Musical Works inspired by the Trinity"
A concert of choral works inspired by the Holy Trinity and by the Virgin Mary. Also featured will be organ works preformed by Renee Anne Louprette, Rutgers University Organist.
Christ Church, Church and Nielson Streets, New Brunswick, NJ
Admission: Suggested admission $20
For more info: 732-545-6262
Christ Church is handicap accessible.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 22, 2016, 5:00 PM       (Brooklyn)   
Choral Chameleon (Vocal ensemble)
"If I Left The Zoo: the spirituality of animals (and us)"
Exploring the spiritual lives of these amazing creatures from the dawn of time in the book of Genesis to the animals delighting us today in our Facebook feed. ​Featuring Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb; Ivor Davies: Prayers of the Ark; Jeffrey Parola: Such Beautiful Things (excerpts); and more. Our talented singers will also be attempting a new approach to choral performance by taking favorite animal videos from the Internet and creating devised choral soundtracks for them via an improvised rehearsal process.
St Paul's Episcopal Church, 199 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: $20 early bird; $25 online; $30 door.
For more info: 646-580-2835
Vince Peterson, artistic director.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 22, 2016, 5:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
Schola Cantorum on Hudson (Choir with instrumental ensemble)
"A Global Tapestry"
Focus on immigration will include a premiere of The Golden Door by Ronald Perera and music by Jake Runestad, Ysaye Barnwell, Brendham Graham and Irving Berlin. The concert seeks to serve as a catalyst for "enlightened patriotism" within this nation of immigrants.
Immaculate Conception Church, 30 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Admission: $20 online; $25 at the door.
For more info: 888-407-6002
Deborah Simpkin King, artistic director.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
New York Continuo Collective (Vocal and instrumental ensemble)
"Monteverdi Opera Scenes"
Scenes from Claudio Monteverdi's three operas: L'Orfeo (1607), Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (1639) and L'Incoronazione di Poppea (1643).
The Recital Hall, St. Michael’s Church, 225 West 99th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue)
Admission: Free; contributions gratefully accepted.
For more info: 718-636-5706
Grant Herreid, director. Charles Weaver, assistant Director; Paul Shipper, stage director; Judith Malafronte, vocal coach; Richard Kolb, resident scholar. String band led by Leah Nelson.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Dawn Padmore, Anicet Mundundu, Yacouba Sissoko, Kevin Nathaniel (Soprano and traditional instruments)
"In the Beginning: Early Music of Western Africa"
The chants and dances of Western Africa pre-date by centuries any music that we currently refer to as "early." Come hear some of the oldest music known to us today -- music that survived a harrowing ocean journey, centuries in the shadows of the Land of the Free, and which continues to pulse with enduring power through the amplified soundscape of modern popular song. Acclaimed Liberian soprano Dawn Padmore, scholar and drummer Anicet Mundundu, and kora master Yacouba Sissoko are joined by Afro Roots Artistic Director, percussion virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Nathaniel in a thrilling performance of traditional Western African music from the areas that we now know of as Ghana, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
The Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue (between 91st and 92nd Streets)
Admission: $25+
For more info: 888-718-4253
Co-presented by Salon Sanctuary Concerts, Goddard Riverside, the Bernie Wohl Center and Afro Roots Tuesdays.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Manhattan Sacred Harp Sing (Open sing)
Singing from the 1991 Denson revision of The Sacred Harp, a much-beloved shape note songbook that has been in continuous use by singers since its original publication in 1844. Beginners are welcome, and books will be available for loan or purchase at the singing. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street (between West 4th and Bleecker Streets)
Admission: Free
For more info: sacredharpnyc@gmail.com
Download this event to your calendar Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
New Amsterdam Singers (Choir)
"The Good Earth: New music for the land and its fragile glory"
Poems by Langston Hughes, Wendell Berry, Vachel Lindsay and Emily Dickinson. Works by Abbie Betinis, Ricky Ian Gordon, mark Kilstofte, Shawn Kirchner, Kirke Mechem, Robert Paterson, Ronald Perera, Thomas Schudel and Judith Shatin.
Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 554 West End Avenue (at 87th Street)
Admission: $20
For more info: 914-712-8708
Clara Longstreth, music director.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
New York Continuo Collective (Vocal and instrumental ensemble)
"Monteverdi Opera Scenes"
Scenes from Claudio Monteverdi's three operas: L'Orfeo (1607), Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (1639) and L'Incoronazione di Poppea (1643).
The Recital Hall, St. Michael’s Church, 225 West 99th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue)
Admission: Free; contributions gratefully accepted.
For more info: 718-636-5706
Grant Herreid, director. Charles Weaver, assistant Director; Paul Shipper, stage director; Judith Malafronte, vocal coach; Richard Kolb, resident scholar. String band led by Leah Nelson.
Download this event to your calendar Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
Russian Chamber Chorus of New York (Chamber choir)
"Russia and Its Neighbors III: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania"
Music by composers from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia.
Arvo Pärt: Salve Regina
Peteris Vasks: Madrigal
Feliksas Bayoras: The Great Mystery
Yuri Yukechev: By Candlelight
The Brick Presbyterian Church, 1140 Park Avenue (at 91st Street)
Admission: $25 at the door; $20 in advance online.
For more info: 718-445-5799
Nikolai Kachanov, artistic director. Mary Ellen Callahan, soprano.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, June 3, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Westchester)   
Angelica Women's Chamber Choir (Women's vocal ensemble)
"Rise Up, My Love: Songs Celebrating the Many Facets of Love"
Works by Giovanni Gastoldi, Pierre Certon, Thomas Crequillon, Claudio Monteverdi, and J.S. Bach. Charles Villiers Stanford's beautiful Beati Quorum Via and works by contemporary Canadian composer Stephen Chatman are also included.
St. Gregory the Great, 215 Halstead Avenue, Harrison, NY
Admission: Suggested donation $20; seniors / students $10.
For more info: 914-478-3267
Marie Caruso, artistic director. Rex Benincasa, percussion.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, June 3, 2016, 8:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
Ars Musica Chorale (Choir with orchestra)
"Ode to Joy"
Poulenc: Gloria
Beethoven: Ninth Symphony
St. John the Baptist Church, 69 Valley Street, Hillsdale, NJ
Admission: $25 and $35 in advance; $30 and $40 at the door; children under 13 free.
For more info: 551-226-9305 or info@arsmusica.org
Dusty Francis, conductor. Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano. With the Adelphi Orchestra.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, June 4, 2016, 3:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
ChoralFest USA (Choirs)
"ChoralFest USA -- A Celebration of American Choral Music"
Created by its Artistic Director Harold Rosenbaum to present performances of choral works written by American composers since the time of Aaron Copland, the dean of American composers. In the spirit of Symphony Space's "Wall to Wall" events, audience members may come and go as they please, subject to seating availability, throughout the day. The performance runs until 9 PM.
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)
Admission: Free
For more info: 212-864-5400
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Saturday, June 4, 2016, 3:00 PM       (Brooklyn)   
Park Slope Singers (Choir)
"Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained"
A program of songs linked to themes of loss and renewal, from traditional airs to choral settings by Brahms, Vaughan Williams and Stephen Paulus. These pieces share the depth and poignancy evoked by our common experience of living with an awareness of mortality.
Church of the Good Shepherd, 4th Avenue and 75th Street (Bay Ridge), Brooklyn, NY
Admission: $15; students / seniors $10
For more info: 440-320-8669
Dusty Francis, director. Reception to follow. Art on the Corner series.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, June 4, 2016, 4:00 PM       (Westchester)   
Westchester Choral Society (Choir)
"Rosemary Peeler Memorial Concert"
Dvorak: Mass in D
Dvorak: American Gospel and Spiritual songs
Rye Presbyterian Church, 882 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY
Admission: $25; students $10.
For more info: www.westchesterchoralsociety.org
Frank Nemhauser, director. Reception and silent auction to follow.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Western Wind (Vocal ensemble)
"Flowing Light: New American Music for Voices"
Featuring the world premiere of Flowing Light by Matthew Harris, settings of three love poems by Wu Tsao. Also: music by Robert Dennis, Tania León/Michel Camilo, Elliot Z. Levine, Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington and Thelonius Monk.
Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st Street
Admission: $35; students / seniors $20.
For more info: 212-873-2848
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:00 PM       (New Jersey)   
The New Jersey Choral Society (Choir with two pianos and percussion ensemble)
"O Fortuna -- A Celebration of Hope and Joy"
Abel Di Marco: Lux Aeterna
Daniel Brewbaker: Peace
Z. Randall Stroope: Inscription of Hope
Nathan Daughtrey: Sizzle
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
West Side Presbyterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood, NJ
Admission: Advance tickets: $35; students/seniors $30; children 12 and under $12. Add $5 at the door.
For more info: 201-379-7719
Eric Dale Knapp, conductor. With the Connecticut Choral Society; NJCS Festival Youth Chorus, Noelle Dachis, director; Linda Sweetman-Waters, piano; Ruth Draper, piano; Percussion Ensemble; Megan Knapp, soprano; Nathan Munson, tenor; Peter Kendall Clark, baritone.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, June 5, 2016, 3:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Angelica Women's Chamber Choir (Women's vocal ensemble)
"Rise Up, My Love: Songs Celebrating the Many Facets of Love"
Works by Giovanni Gastoldi, Pierre Certon, Thomas Crequillon, Claudio Monteverdi, and J.S. Bach. Charles Villiers Stanford's beautiful Beati Quorum Via and works by contemporary Canadian composer Stephen Chatman are also included.
Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Avenue (at East 66th Street)
Admission: Suggested donation $20; seniors / students $10.
For more info: 914-478-3267
Marie Caruso, artistic director. Rex Benincasa, percussion.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Sunday, June 5, 2016, 3:00 PM       (Brooklyn)   
Park Slope Singers (Choir)
"Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained"
A program of songs linked to themes of loss and renewal, from traditional airs to choral settings by Brahms, Vaughan Williams and Stephen Paulus. These pieces share the depth and poignancy evoked by our common experience of living with an awareness of mortality.
St. Saviour Church, 8th Avenue and 6th Street (Park Slope), Brooklyn, NY
Admission: $15; students / seniors $10
For more info: 440-320-8669
Dusty Francis, director. Reception to follow. Art on the Corner series.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, June 5, 2016, 4:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Russian Chamber Chorus of New York (Chamber choir)
"Russia and Its Neighbors III: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania"
Music by composers from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia.
Arvo Pärt: Salve Regina
Peteris Vasks: Madrigal
Feliksas Bayoras: The Great Mystery
Yuri Yukechev: By Candlelight
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Central Park West at West 65th Street
Admission: $25 at the door; $20 in advance online.
For more info: 718-445-5799
Nikolai Kachanov, artistic director. Mary Ellen Callahan, soprano.
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Westchester Chorale (Choir and instrumental ensembles)
"Joyful, Jubilant and Jazzy">
Carol Barnett: The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass (with bluegrass ensemble)
Bob Chilcott: A Little Jazz Mass (with the David Bramdon Jazz Quartet)
Larchmont Avenue Church, 60 Forest Park Avenue, Larchmont, NY
Admission: $25
For more info: 914-237-9546 or info@westchesterchorale.org
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, June 5, 2016, 4:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (Choir)
"To Life, To Laugh, L'chaim!"
A centennial celebration in song of Sholem Aleichem.
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)
Admission: $40, $25; groups of 15 or more: $30, $20; students $15.
For more info: 212-864-5400
Binyumen Schaechter, conductor. Joel Caplan, Joshua Breitzer, Donna Breitzer, Temma Schaechter, soloists.
Download this event to your calendar Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (Choir)
"Organic -- New works for choir and organ"
Presenting James MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados, Tarik O'Regan's Care Charminge Sleepe, Perry Townsend's (C4) Laudate Dominum and a new work for C4 by Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec, along with music by Arvo Pärt and world premieres by C4 composers Hayes Biggs, Jamie Klenetsky Fay, Billy Janiszewski and Karen Siegel.
TBD
Admission: $20 in advance; $25 day of event. Ten $4 rush admissions 30 minutes advance at the door.
For more info: 516-586-3433
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Experiental Orchestra (Sopranos and piano)
Internationally renowned soprano soloists Molly Quinn and Nacole Palmer with renowned pianist Bénédicte Jourdois perfom James Blachly's 55-minute song cyle Songs of Ishmael on texts of Herman Melville's Moby Dick National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue (at 28th Street)
Admission: $35; students / seniors $20.
For more info: www.experientialorchestra.com/
Experiental Orchestra Vocal Festival,
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Stonewall Chorale (Choir)
"Queerly Beloved: Our Annual Pride Concert"
For our annual Pride Concert/fundraiser, The Stonewall Chorale is proud to present a diverse program that highlights music by gay and lesbian composers, including works by Chris deBlasio, 2014 National Medal of Arts winner Meredith Monk, and a world premiere by Seth Bedford about the history of Cherry Grove, Fire Island.
Church of the Holy Apostles, 28th Street and 9th Avenue
Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door; seniors/students $20 (advance only); premium seating $50.
For more info: 212-866-3840
Cynthia Powell, artistic director.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Westchester)   
Angelica Women's Chamber Choir (Women's vocal ensemble)
"Rise Up, My Love: Songs Celebrating the Many Facets of Love"
Works by Giovanni Gastoldi, Pierre Certon, Thomas Crequillon, Claudio Monteverdi, and J.S. Bach. Charles Villiers Stanford's beautiful Beati Quorum Via and works by contemporary Canadian composer Stephen Chatman are also included.
St. Matthew’s Church, 616 Warburton Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Admission: Suggested donation $20; seniors / students $10.
For more info: 914-478-3267
Marie Caruso, artistic director. Rex Benincasa, percussion.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, June 11, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Suffolk)   
The Babylon Chorale (Choir with piano)
"Everlasting Magic: A Tribute to Disney"
Selections to honor the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney's passing in 1966.
Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 666 Albin Avenue, West Babylon, NY
Admission: $20; students / seniors $15.
For more info: 631-804-5673
Jared Berry, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, June 11, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (Choir)
"Organic -- New works for choir and organ"
Presenting James MacMillan's Cantos Sagrados, Tarik O'Regan's Care Charminge Sleepe, Perry Townsend's (C4) Laudate Dominum and a new work for C4 by Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec, along with music by Arvo Pärt and world premieres by C4 composers Hayes Biggs, Jamie Klenetsky Fay, Billy Janiszewski and Karen Siegel.
TBD
Admission: $20 in advance; $25 day of event. Ten $4 rush admissions 30 minutes advance at the door.
For more info: 516-586-3433
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, June 12, 2016, 3:00 PM       (Westchester)   
Angelica Women's Chamber Choir (Women's vocal ensemble)
"Rise Up, My Love: Songs Celebrating the Many Facets of Love"
Works by Giovanni Gastoldi, Pierre Certon, Thomas Crequillon, Claudio Monteverdi, and J.S. Bach. Charles Villiers Stanford's beautiful Beati Quorum Via and works by contemporary Canadian composer Stephen Chatman are also included.
Holy Name of Mary Church, 110 Grand Street, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Admission: Suggested donation $20; seniors / students $10.
For more info: 914-478-3267
Marie Caruso, artistic director. Rex Benincasa, percussion.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, June 12, 2016, 5:00 PM       (Queens)   
Amuse (Women's ensemble)
Poetry ranging from the lofty and erudite to folk and flippant. Among them will be works of Lewis Carroll, Sara Teasdale, e. e. cummings, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, Alfred Tennyson and Shakespeare set by Gustav Holst, Tarik O’Regan, Andrew Rindfleisch, Carson Cooman, Colin Britt, Lana Walter, Einohuhani iRautavaara and Rebecca Clark. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 23-25 Newtown Avenue, Astoria, NY
Admission: Suggested donation $20.
For more info: 212-877-6898
Stephen Black, music director.
Download this event to your calendar Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 5:30 PM       (New Jersey)   
The Shrewsbury Chorale (Fundraiser)
"The Chorale Goes to the Opera"
An evening of fine dining, entertainment and prizes at our Gift Auction fundraiser.
St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, 1033 West Park Avenue, Ocean Township, NJ
Admission: $55
For more info: 732-747-1362 or theshrewsburychorale@gmail.com
Dinner catered by Buona Sera. BYOB. Advance reservations only.
Download this event to your calendar Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
Amuse (Women's ensemble)
Poetry ranging from the lofty and erudite to folk and flippant. Among them will be works of Lewis Carroll, Sara Teasdale, e. e. cummings, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, Alfred Tennyson and Shakespeare set by Gustav Holst, Tarik O’Regan, Andrew Rindfleisch, Carson Cooman, Colin Britt, Lana Walter, Einohuhani iRautavaara and Rebecca Clark. Rutgers Presbyterian Church 236 West 73rd Street (just west of Broadway)
Admission: $15 in advance at www.amusesingers.org. At the door: $25; seniors $20.
For more info: 212-877-6898
Stephen Black, music director.
Download this event to your calendar Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
Chelsea Opera (Opera with chamber orchestra)
"Puccini…the man and his music"
Featuring Suor Angelica. Also: chamber works by Puccini, including String Quartet in D Major, Salve Regina for soprano and organ, and Crisantemi for string quartet.
Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th Street (between Broadway and Columbus)
Admission: $35 preferred; $30 general admission; $20 students/seniors in advance. $45, $40 and $25 at the door. Active military with ID free.
For more info: 212-260-1796
Megan Nielson, Suor Angelica; Leonarda Priore, La Zia Principessa; Joanie Brittingham, Suor Genovieffa; Juliana Curcio, La Suora Zelatrice; Terina Westmeyer, La Badessa; Juli Borst, La Maestra delle Novizie; Jennifer Allenby and Rachel Weishoff –- Le Cercatrice; Erin Brittain and Elizabeth Moulton, Le Converse; Alexandra Fees, La Novizia; Mary Katheryn Monday, La Suora Infermiera; Alexander Jorge Grossman, Il Figlio. Sorrelle: Samantha Geraci-Yee, Sandy MacDonald, Loren Silber, Evelyn Carr, Kimmy Norrell. Samantha Kantak, guest soloist; Daniel Ficarri, organ. With the Chelsea Opera Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Grow, conductor. Carol Wilson, stage director.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, June 17, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
Chelsea Opera (Opera with chamber orchestra)
"Puccini…the man and his music"
Featuring Suor Angelica. Also: chamber works by Puccini, including String Quartet in D Major, Salve Regina for soprano and organ, and Crisantemi for string quartet.
Christ & St. Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th Street (between Broadway and Columbus)
Admission: $35 preferred; $30 general admission; $20 students/seniors in advance. $45, $40 and $25 at the door. Active military with ID free.
For more info: 212-260-1796
Megan Nielson, Suor Angelica; Leonarda Priore, La Zia Principessa; Joanie Brittingham, Suor Genovieffa; Juliana Curcio, La Suora Zelatrice; Terina Westmeyer, La Badessa; Juli Borst, La Maestra delle Novizie; Jennifer Allenby and Rachel Weishoff –- Le Cercatrice; Erin Brittain and Elizabeth Moulton, Le Converse; Alexandra Fees, La Novizia; Mary Katheryn Monday, La Suora Infermiera; Alexander Jorge Grossman, Il Figlio. Sorrelle: Samantha Geraci-Yee, Sandy MacDonald, Loren Silber, Evelyn Carr, Kimmy Norrell. Samantha Kantak, guest soloist; Daniel Ficarri, organ. With the Chelsea Opera Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Grow, conductor. Carol Wilson, stage director.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Westchester)   
Westchester Choral Society (Summer sing)
Mozart: Requiem
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue (one block from the County Center), White Plains, NY
Admission: $15; students $10 (includes refreshments and use of score).
For more info: 914-761-3900 x103
Conductor: Frank Nemhauser.
Download this event to your calendar Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Singers of the New York City Master Chorale (Folk band)
"Lady Larks and the Moonshine Men"
The New York City Master Chorale's resident folk band presents a full evening of favorites spanning decades of music. Featuring NYCMC singers Faith Williams, Demetra Privette, Michelle Gala, Phelder Saint-Germain, Jeffrey Friedlander, Steven Pomper and Howard Miller.
The Duplex, 61 Christopher Street
Admission: $25 with discounts for students and seniors
For more info: 917-326-1422
Download this event to your calendar Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Brooklyn)   
Choral Chameleon (Vocal ensemble)
"Summer Institute: The Concert"
A feast of newly-penned choral music, performed, before the ink has even had time to dry, by our expert professional singers and conducted by our faculty. These pieces are complemented by great works of the choral canon conducted by the Institute's emerging conducting talent. Choral Chameleon's week-long Summer Institute provides an intensive lab process that encourages risk-taking and effective writing and conducting for voice. Come for a 100% unpredictable program of great music, expertly delivered.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 199 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: Free; donations encouraged.
For more info: 646-580-2835
Faculty conductors: Matthew Oltman (Emeritus, Chanticleer), Vince Peterson (Choral Chameleon).
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Westchester Choral Society (Summer sing)
Bach: Mass in B Minor Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue (one block from the County Center), White Plains, NY
Admission: $15; students $10 (includes refreshments and use of score).
For more info: 914-761-3900 x103
Conductor: John King.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Westchester)   
Westchester Choral Society (Summer sing)
Mendelssohn: Elijah Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue (one block from the County Center), White Plains, NY
Admission: $15; students $10 (includes refreshments and use of score).
For more info: 914-761-3900 x103
Conductor: Ira Spaulding.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 7:30 PM       (Westchester)   
Westchester Choral Society (Summer sing)
Haydn: Paukenmesse/Mass in Time of War
Mozart: Regina Coeli
Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue (one block from the County Center), White Plains, NY
Admission: $15; students $10 (includes refreshments and use of score).
For more info: 914-761-3900 x103
Conductor: Paul Mueller.
Download this event to your calendar Thursday, July 28, 2016, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Experiments in Opera (Choir)
"Experimental Choral Works"
An evening of choral works curated with composer Jessica Pavone featuring a reprise of Pavone's When No One Around You Is There, Jason Cady's choral opera Nostalgia Kills and new works by Aaron Siegel and Matthew Welch. The Ghostlight Chorus will be the featured ensemble for this concert.
The Stone, Avenue C and 2nd Street
Admission: $20
For more info: aleba@alebaco.com