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Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem

SAVE THE DATE!

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017 – 3:00 pm
Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA

Salisbury Singers joins forces with Worcester Chorus, Sounds of Stow, and Master Singers of Worcester to present this monumental work on Veterans Day Weekend.

With professional orchestra and soloists, under the direction of guest conductor John Daly Goodwin, Music Director Emeritus of the New York Choral Society.

2017 Rehearsal Schedule

The list below shows all of the rehearsals, warm-ups, and performances for the season that we know at this time. Any changes will be announced as early as possible. Please arrange your personal and work schedules now to avoid conflicts later.

The May and June Rehearsals are available for you to get ahead on working on this difficult piece. Please attend as many as you are able.
Additional rehearsal opportunities are available August 29 through October 31 on:
Worcester Chorus meets Tuesday evenings – 7pm-9:30pm – First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St, Worcester, MA

5/9 Worcester Chorus Rehearsal First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St, Worcester, MA 7-9:30pm
5/16 Worcester Chorus Rehearsal First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St, Worcester, MA 7-9:30pm
5/22 Sounds of Stow Rehearsal First Parish Church, 353 Great Road, Stow, MA 7:30-9:30pm
5/23 Worcester Chorus Rehearsal First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St, Worcester, MA 7-9:30pm
5/29 Sounds of Stow Rehearsal First Parish Church, 353 Great Road, Stow, MA 7:30-9:30pm
5/31 Sectionals with Jack Goodwin (ALL Adult Choirs) First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St, Worcester, MA 6:30pm-7:30pm – Soprano/Alto 7:45pm-8:15pm – Semi-Chorus

8:30pm-9:30pm – Tenor/Bass

6/3

Britten Rehearsal Retreat with Jack Goodwin (ALL Adult Choirs)

Bancroft School, 110 Shore Drive, Worcester, MA 10:00am-12:30pm – rehearsal (there will be a break)

12:30pm-1:30pm – lunch

1:30pm-3pm – rehearsal

6/5 Sounds of Stow Rehearsal First Parish Church, 353 Great Road, Stow, MA 7:30-9:30pm
6/12 Sounds of Stow Rehearsal First Parish Church, 353 Great Road, Stow, MA 7:30-9:30pm
TENTATIVE: 6/19 Sounds of Stow Rehearsal First Parish Church, 353 Great Road, Stow, MA 7:30-9:30pm
7/15 Sectionals with Chris Shepard (All Adult Choirs) location TBD 11am-1pm – Tenor/Bass
2pm-4pm – Sop/Alto
8/28 First Rehearsal Trinity Lutheran 7:15-9:30 pm
9/4 No Rehearsal – Labor Day
9/11 Rehearsal Trinity Lutheran 7:15-9:30 pm
9/18 Rehearsal Trinity Lutheran 7:15-930 pm

6:00 – Annual meeting of SS Inc. followed by 7:15 rehearsal

9/25 Rehearsal Trinity Lutheran 7:15-9:30 pm
10/2 Rehearsal Trinity Lutheran 7:15-9:30 pm
10/9 Rehearsal Trinity Lutheran 7:15-9:30 pm
Saturday
10/14
Britten Rehearsal Retreat with Jack Goodwin TBD 10am-3pm – Adult Choirs and Worcester Children’s Choir
10/16 Rehearsal Trinity Lutheran 7:15-9:30 pm
10/23 Rehearsal Trinity Lutheran 7:15-9:30 pm
10/30 Rehearsal Trinity Lutheran 7:15-9:30 pm
Saturday
11/4
OR
Sunday
11/5
Possible piano Rehearsal – adult choirs TBD TBD
Monday
11/6
OR
Tuesday
11/7
Possible piano Rehearsal – adult choirs and children’s chorus TBD TBD
Thursday 11/9 Full Rehearsal (Orchestra, adult and children’s choirs) TBD TBD
Friday
11/10
Dress Rehearsal (Orchestra, adult and children’s choirs) TBD TBD
Sunday
11/12
CONCERT – The War Requiem, by Benjamin Britten Mechanic’s Hall Call times TBD
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Spring Flower Power Fundraiser

 

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It’s Time to Think About Spring planting!

We partner with “Flower Power Fundraising” in fundraising for Salisbury Singers. This earth-friendly company offers a large selection of plants including bulbs, perennials and vegetables all with a 100% money-back guarantee. For every order placed, Salisbury Singers receives 50% of the sale! We could use your support!

Participation is easy as it’s all done on-line. Order for yourself or submit a combined order for yourself, friends and family.

Order On-Line!

The Salisbury Singers do not have an open fundraiser, at this time. Please stay tuned to email alerts for furture opportunities to support the great work of our volunteer singers.

We thank you, as always, for all your help!
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Salisbury Singers Holiday CD

A beautiful selection of holiday favorites

This jubilant and timeless compilation of classic works can be enjoyed year-round.
Special Price: $10.00 each


Summer/Fall Bulb Fundraiser!

We’re running a Summer/Fall fundraiser now through October 15 using the company “Flower Power Fundraising.” This earth-friendly provider offers a large selection of plants including bulbs, perennials and vegetables. For every order placed, Salisbury Singers receives 50% of the sale! We could use your support!
Participation is easy, as it’s all done on-line. People can order for themselves, individually, or submit a combined order for themselves and others.
Visit Salisbury Singers’ own Flower Power Page (http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign?campaign_id=23823&user_campaign_id=510356) and place your order.
Easily invite friends and family to participate. Click here or http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign/refer-a-friend
Flower Power will send an email describing the fundraiser and enable them to easily and directly place and receive orders, themselves.
Print a 1-page Product Catalog and Order Form with all items and prices. Collect orders and later place as a single order on-line.
Flower Power’s web site is secure and only uses email addresses entered to send out order notices and info. It will not sell or use the names for any other purpose.
We thank you, as always, for all your help!

 

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Holiday Concert at Worcester Art Museum

Sunday, December 11, 2016 – 2:00 pm
Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA

Salisbury Singers will usher in the holidays with their annual Holidays at WAM concert.
Free with Museum admission.

A Celtic Celebration

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Silent Auction Begins at 6:30 pm
Concert: 7:30 pm

Armenian Church of Our Savior Cultural Center
34 Boynton Street, Worcester, MA

This cabaret-style concert will feature a wide range of Irish folk tunes, including the choral suite, Letters from Ireland, arranged by Mark Brymer, with such songs as The Cliffs of Doneen, Molly Malone, The Wild Rover, and The Wearing of the Green.

Featured Irish Tenor Brendan Carroll will sing traditional Irish songs, and will lead the audience in a sing-along of some popular Irish tunes. The McInerney Irish Step Dancers will be joining us along with musicians playing traditional Celtic instruments. The event promises to be a festive evening!

Refreshments, wine and beer will be available as well as the opportunity to bid on wonderful items featured in our Silent Auction.

$30 Cabaret seating
Limited tickets will be available at the door.

 

 

 

Around the World in 40 Years

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA

Salisbury Singers joins the Master Singers as they commemorate their 40th anniversary with an international program. Works include the premiere of An Ode to the Portrait of Clara Barton, by Malcolm Halliday, as well as works by Norwegian Ola Gjeilo, Argentinean Alberto Favero and the Russian Rimsky-Korsacov. The program features Canadian Ruth Watson Henderson’s epic work, Voices of the Earth conducted by Salisbury Singers Music Director Michelle Graveline. This gala event celebrates friendships and numerous ties between the Master Singers and the greater Worcester Cultural community. Artistic Director Malcolm Halliday, retiring after a long and fruitful association with the Master Singers, will be piano soloist in the concluding work, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasie.

$35 Adults
$30 Seniors

Tickets will be available at the door.

Bach: Father and Son – Review

A great evening for Bach and Salisbury Singers and a nice review in the Worcester Telegram:

“Salisbury Singers captivate with performance of works by two Bachs”

By John Zeugner
Telegram & Gazette Reviewer

“WORCESTER – Saturday night at Trinity Lutheran Church the Salisbury Singers, directed by Michelle Graveline, offered back-to-back Bach in an aural feast of two rarely heard choral pieces – papa Johann Sebastian Bach’s Missa Brevis and third son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Magnificat. Afterward there was an equivalent dessert feast at a reception in the church’s Jepson Hall. A gloriously tasteful evening all around.

It must have been daunting for little Manny Bach to pen his first choral piece while the supreme Daddy of composition was still alive in the house and listening. But apparently the genes of genius will out, for C.P.E. Bach’s hymn to Mary remains a standard in choral repertory, a showpiece to which the talented but not transcendent son added trumpets and tympani as music evolved from the baroque to the classical era. The Bach Consort of Worcester ably handled the orchestral accompaniment with stunning oboe work by Kirsten Lipkin and fine brass work from Jonathan Clark and Justin Stanley and a spot-on doublebass line by Alex Goodin.”

Read the entire review here:

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