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SMFC Scholarship Program
Applications are being accepted for the Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus’s scholarship program which awards young people who demonstrate enthusiastic participation in the arts. One $1,000 grant will be made to a graduating high school senior who resides in Bristol or Plymouth County. Applicants may be pursuing any major but must be enrolling as a full-time student in a 2 or 4 year degree program and must exhibit a strong interest and involvement in music or the performing arts.
Applications and complete instructions are available at www.smfconline.org. Deadline to apply is April 15. Completed applications, required materials and all inquiries may be sent to SMFC Scholarship Committee, 12 Rockland Street, Taunton, MA 02780 or to scholarship@smfconline.org. Grantee will be notified by May 1 and publicly awarded at SMFC’s Annual Spring Concert on May 31/June 1.Contact- Steven Sprague, Executive Director - Cell: 508-208-0911

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SINGERS ‘All American’ to feature world première ~
On April 26 and 27, in Providence and Westerly, the Providence Singers will perform choral works by American composers, featuring music from the 18-century through today, including a world première. Christine Noel will conduct, with a string quartet and pianists Patrice Newman and Michael Galib. ~ The Singers will perform the world première of Elena Ruehr’s Bears, setting the poem by Adrienne Rich. The work was commissioned for the concert by the Providence Singers with its Wachner Fund for New Music. Ruehr will host a discussion with the audience immediately following the performance. ~ “Whether written for the church, the home, or the concert hall, American music has always had a recognizable energy and inventiveness,” said Noel. “That quality will be seen and heard throughout these concerts, from the work of William Billings in Revolutionary War Boston to a new work by Elena Ruehr in Cambridge this year.”
In addition to the newly commissioned piece by Ruehr, the Singers will present works by three other current composers: Ola Gjeilo, Morten Lauridsen and Stephen Paulus. www.providencesingers.org

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Sunday, April 6
Music At St. Anthony's ( New Bedford) Dwight Thomas and Southcoast Children’s Choir - Organ Recital and Concert, Complimentary tea following.
1359 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA / www.musicatsaintanthonys.org/

Saturday, April 26
8 pm
at St. Joseph’s Church on Hope Street in Providence,
Joined by string quartet, the Providence Singers --Christine Noel directing, will present a concert celebrating American composers. From the colonial era composer William Billings to 20th-century masters Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber, this program is full of your favorites! The performance will also feature new music by Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo and beloved works by Morten Lauridsen. Don't miss a program highlight – the world première of Bears by Boston composer Elena Ruehr, commissioned by the Providence Singers. The chorus will be accompanied by string quartet, piano, and piano duet, conducted by Christine Noel.


Sunday, April 27
3 pm
at the George Kent Performance Hall in Westerly.
Joined by string quartet, the Providence Singers --Christine Noel directing, will present a concert celebrating American composers. From the colonial era composer William Billings to 20th-century masters Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber, this program is full of your favorites! The performance will also feature new music by Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo and beloved works by Morten Lauridsen. Don't miss a program highlight – the world première of Bears by Boston composer Elena Ruehr, commissioned by the Providence Singers. The chorus will be accompanied by string quartet, piano, and piano duet, conducted by Christine Noel.

Saturday, May 3
7 pm
The North Kingstown Community Chorus, which includes 100 members from high school age on up, presents its Annual Spring Concert at North Kingstown High School. We sing it all: musical theatre, folk, gospel and current songs that are fun, inspirational and just wonderful pieces to sing. We have a great band, too! Tickets are $10 if purchased or ordered in advance or $15 at the door. Call Barbara Pease at 295-1699 for more ticket information.

Sunday, May 4
3 pm
The North Kingstown Community Chorus, which includes 100 members from high school age on up, presents its Annual Spring Concert at North Kingstown High School. We sing it all: musical theatre, folk, gospel and current songs that are fun, inspirational and just wonderful pieces to sing. We have a great band, too! Tickets are $10 if purchased or ordered in advance or $15 at the door. Call Barbara Pease at 295-1699 for more ticket information.

Sunday, May 4
time?
Spirit of St. Anthony Concert & Tea*
Music At St. Anthony's ( New Bedford) Spirit of St. Anthony Choir -- Cassandra Morgan, Director / Dwight Thomas, Organist -- Isleila Rodrigues, Pianist - 1359 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA / www.musicatsaintanthonys.org/

Saturday, May 10
8 pm
The Rhode Island Philharmonic with the Providence Singers:
Daphnis et Chloe.

Sunday, May 11
7:30 pm
First Unitatian Church, New Bedford, MA
Greater New Bedford Choral Society, Gerald Dyck, directing. Te Deum Laudamus and Jubilate Deo by Henry Purcell, the world premiere of Lines from Milton’s L’Allegro by Director Gerald P. Dyck, Five Old American Songs from the “Singers Assistant” (arranged from a 1792 manuscript preserved by the Newport Historical Society) and a set of Songs of Other Creatures. Soloists. joined by soprano Elizabeth Grace, mezzo-soprano Roberta Janelle, tenor Brendan Buckley, baritone Gabriel Alfieri, and a woodwind quartet composed of Wendy Hawes, Laura Pardee, Christine Williamson and Saul Woythaler. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or from any chorister. Children under 12 are admitted free. For more information call 508-644-2419 or visit www.gnbcs.org

Friday, May 16
8 pm
CHORAL CONCERT
Handel & Gjeilo: Brilliance in Youth ~ ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS
With Orchestra - Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director - Jean Danton, soprano Pamela Dellal, mezzo

Saturday, May 17
7:30 pm
Rhode Island Civic Chorale present Mendelssohn's Elijah
Cathedral of Ss Peter & Paul, Providence. www.ricco.org

5/17 - Time?
Music of the Pilgrim Fathers- Sine Nomine will explore the music of the 17th century through the lens of our nation's founding fathers. - Saint Pius V Catholic Church , 55 Elmhurst Avenue, Providence, RI


Sunday, May 18
Music of the Pilgrim Fathers- Sine Nomine will explore the music of the 17th century through the lens of our nation's founding fathers. ~ This concert will be proudly hosted by the town of Dartmouth, MA ~ as they celebrate the 350th anniversary of the town's founding.

4 & 6:30 pm
Chorus of Westerly, - Spring Performance:
Dvorak - Stabat Mater

7:30 pm
St Bonaventure Church, 803 State Road in Plymouth.
Greater New Bedford Choral Society, Gerald Dyck, directing. Te Deum Laudamus and Jubilate Deo by Henry Purcell, the world premiere of Lines from Milton’s L’Allegro by Director Gerald P. Dyck, Five Old American Songs from the “Singers Assistant” (arranged from a 1792 manuscript preserved by the Newport Historical Society) and a set of Songs of Other Creatures. Soloists. joined by soprano Elizabeth Grace, mezzo-soprano Roberta Janelle, tenor Brendan Buckley, baritone Gabriel Alfieri, and a woodwind quartet composed of Wendy Hawes, Laura Pardee, Christine Williamson and Saul Woythaler. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or from any chorister. Children under 12 are admitted free. For more information call 508-644-2419 or visit www.gnbcs.org

Saturday, June 21
8 pm -
Chorus of Westerly- Summer Pops (Rain dates June 22, 23) Fireworks by Gucci/ The Artillary Company of Newport.

July 12 thru 22
Chorus of Westerly on tour of Central Europe--Prague, Vienna, Budapest.

 

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All RI and Southeastern MA Area Choirs & their contact info:
..if we missed you, let us know.

Bridgewater State University Choruses, Steven Young, director
Brown University Choruses, L. Frederick Jodry, director
Community College of Rhode Island Choirs, Joseph Amante, director
Providence College Choruses, TJ Harper, director
Rhode Island College Choirs, Teresa Coffman, director
Roger Williams University, Jonathan Richter, director
University of Rhode Island Choirs, Mark Conley, Paulette LaParle, directors
Salve Regina University Choruses, Don St. Jean, director
Wheaton College Choruses, Tim Harbold, director

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Bristol County Chorus, Joan Doyle Roth, director
The Carillon Women's Chorus, Christine Noel, director
Chamber Singers of New England, TJ Harper, director
Chorus of East Providence, Beth Armstrong, .director
Chorus of Westerly, George Kent, founder; Andrew Howell, director
CONCORA, Richard Coffey, director (Hartford,CT)
Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus, Judith Stillman, director
ECCLESIA, Pierre Masse, director
Falmouth Chorale, John Yankee, director (Falmouth, MA)
Greater New Bedford Choral Society, Gerald Dyck, director
Greater Tiverton Community Chorus, Beth Armstrong, director
Gregorian Concert Choir, Msgr. Anthony Mancini, director
Harmony Heritage, W Fred Kingsbury, director
Jamestown Community Chorus, BJ Whitehouse, director
Narragansett Bay Chorus, Bob O'Connell, director
North Kingstown Community Chorus & Youth Chorus, Roberta Belanger, dir.
Ocean State Barbershop Harmony Chorus, Steve Isherwood - director
Ocean State Childrens Choir, Paul M. Mancini,Sr, director

Oure Pleasure Singers,
Tim Harbold, director
The Providence Singers, Christine Noel, director
The Junior Providence Singers, Paulette LaParle, director
Providence Gay Men's Chorus, Kim Kuda, director
RPM Voices of Rhode Island, Dr. Clarice LaVerne Thompson, director
Rhode Island Children's Chorus, Christine Noel, director
Rhode Island Civic Chorale, Edward Markward, director
Rhode Island Sacred Harp Sing, Charles Cofone, director
SACRED HARP @ BROWN, Kiri Miller, director

Schola Cantorum of Boston, L. Frederick Jodry, director
Sine Nomine, Joseph Fort, director
South Coast Community Chorale, Frank Wilhelm, director
Southeastern Massachusetts Festival Chorus, Eric Brown, director
The Summer Chorus of Rhode Island and South Eastern Massachusetts, Beth Armstrong, director
Swanhurst Chorus, Jonathan Babbitt, director
Voices of Hope, Armstrong, Glass, Trusty
West Bay Chorale, Amanda Santo, director
WomenRIsing, Nancy Rosenberg, director
ZEFIRO ensemble
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Barrington High School Choirs
, Celeste Labonte, director
Lincoln School Choruses, Matthew Knippel, director
Martin Middle School, Rob Rappa, director
Moses Brown Choirs, Justin Peters, director
North Smithfield High School Girls Chorus, Regina McAdam, director
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Barrington Presbyterian Church Music Program, John C. Black, director
St. Martin's Church Choirs, Jay MacCubbin, Organist/Choir Director
Central Congregational Church Choirs, Patrick Aiken, Organist and Director.
Christ Church, Westerly, George Kent, Organist & Director

 

Skills and Resources:

* Choralnet - The Internet Center for Choral Music -
* Cyberbass - Innovative learning for choirs: learn your part on line!
* Choral Public Domain Library: Free music on line...fabulous resource...
* ChorTeach: ACDA's online newsletter for great choral articles...
* CHORUS AMERICA : Lots of good resources on this site to support choruses and singers.

Other Organizations:


* Rhode Island Chorus Page
* Greater Boston Choral Consortium -
an association of some 70+ Boston area choirs.
* New England Early Music Calendar -
* Music, Folk & Contra Dancing in and around Rhode Island
* a cappella music, recommended by Zoe
!
* Rhode Island ACDA
* * Eastern Division of ACDA

* * * American Choral Directors Association~ National
* RIMEA >>Rhode Island Music Educators Association
* American Guild of Organists-Rhode Island-



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