Concert Calendar
The Vocal Area Network Concert Calendar focuses solely on vocal ensemble and choir performances around the New York area. 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 Monday, April 19, 2021, 7:30 PM       (Online)   
Voices Chorale NJ (Soprano and bartione)
"An Evening of Late 19th & 20th Century Song and Lecture"
Alex Meakem, soprano, and Michael Banks, baritone, will present vocal selections "a piacere," or "as we like it," drawn from the late 19th and 20th centuries. The concert will feature works by Puccini, Sondheim, and Lloyd Weber, with commentary by Dr. David McConnell.
Zoom; sign up at www.voiceschoralenj.org.
Admission: $15
For more info: info@voiceschoralenj.org
Download this event to your calendar Thursday, April 22, 2021, 7:00 PM       (Online)   
Cantori New York (Chamber choir)
"CANTORI/QUASI"
A nod to Earth Day, featuring The Shadows Around the House, a cycle for chorus, string quartet and percussion by NYC composer Tom Cipullo. The evocative texts, by Colombian poet Jaime Manrique, evoke the joy of being alive amid feelings of nostalgia and loss. Manrique, a lecturer at City College, will share the evolution of his lyrical thought in conversation with music director Mark Shapiro.
Online; register at www.eventbrite.com.
Admission: Free; donations gratefully accepted.
For more info: info@cantorinewyork.com
Mark Shapiro, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Thursday, April 22, 2021, 8:00 PM       (Online)   
Choir of Saint Luke in the Fields (Choir)
Victoria: Missa Pro Victoria
Victoria: motets for Easter season
Online
Admission: Free; donations welcome. Register at www.eventbrite.com.
For more info: music@stlukeinthefields.org
David Shuler, director.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Saturday, April 24, 2021, 1:00 PM       (Westchester)   
Taconic Opera (Opera)
Verdi: La Traviata Depew Park Athletic Field, 1 Depew Court, Peekskill, NY
Admission: $22-$25; students $15; reservations required--maximum seating of 100.
For more info: 855-886-7372
Jun Nakabayashi, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Sunday, April 25, 2021, 1:00 PM       (Westchester)   
Taconic Opera (Opera)
Verdi: La Traviata Depew Park Athletic Field, 1 Depew Court, Peekskill, NY
Admission: $22-$25; students $15; reservations required--maximum seating of 100.
For more info: 855-886-7372
Jun Nakabayashi, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, April 25, 2021, 4:00 PM       (Online)   
Schiller Institute NYC Chorus (Choir)
"Beethoven's Credo: Believe in the Future"
On April 25, 1945, American and Soviet troops met at the Elbe River in Germany, ensuring the end of WW II and bringing the hope that a lasting friendship could finally bring peace to the world. This "Spirit of the Elbe" will be remembered on April 25, when the Schiller Institute Chorus will present a Spring concert featuring the Credo of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. It will be broadcast live from St. John's in the Village Church in Manhattan, and combine prerecorded and live performance, including works of Mozart, Handel, Beethoven and a selection of African-American Spirituals.
Livestreamed
Admission: $5 and up; tickets at www.musae.me/sinycchorus/experiences/970/believe-in.
For more info: john@sinycchorus.com
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Friday, April 30, 2021, 2:00 PM       (Online)   
Alkemie Early Music Ensemble (Medieval chamber ensemble)
"Verdant Medicine: Hildegard's Resonant Apothecary"
This multi-dimensional event will include hand-made Intersensory Program Materials that pair Hildegard von Bingen's music, texts and associated images with materials that you can literally smell, taste, touch and hear. This program situates Hildegard's music within her understanding of medieval pharmacognosy (i.e. plant medicine), sharing her vision of an earth-bound transcendence that connects humans to the divine through spiritual "greening" and the five senses. Her beliefs are mirrored in the music she wrote for her nuns--ecstatic chants in which unfurling branches, earthbound roots and medicinal spices are depicted in soaring melodies that swirl throughout an almost three-octave range.

​The premiere concert broadcast will be immediately followed by a roundtable conversation with the musicians and with three noted scholars: Dr. Victoria Sweet, Dr. Alisha Rankin and Dr. Minji Lee, and moderated by Johns Hopkins historian of medicine Dr. Mary Fissell.
Online
Admission: $15-$100
For more info: 929-445-8613 or info@alkemie.org
Tracy Cowart, voice, harps; Fiona Gillespie, voice, medieval flute; David McCormick, vielle; Elena Mullins, voice, organetto; Sian Ricketts, voice, early winds; Niccolo Seligmann, vielle, scheitholt, gittern, psaltery; Spiff Wiegand, percussion.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, April 30, 2021, 8:00 PM       (Online)   
New Choral Society (Choir with orchestra)
Fauré: Requiem in D minor, Op. 48 (recorded live, presented virtually) Online; available through May.
Admission: $25; seniors / students $20.
For more info: info@newchoralsociety.org or 914-725-1678
John T. King, conductor. Amy Shoremount-Obra, soprano; Adrian Timpau, baritone.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 1, 2021, 7:00 PM       (Online)   
St. George's Choral Society (Choir with organ)
"Music of Dvořák, with Organ"
Livestream performance of two pieces by Czech master Antonin Dvořák: Mass in D: "Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei" and Songs of Nature: "Melodies Steal into my Heart, Vesper Bells Ring, Slender Young Birch."
Virtual
Admission: $10
For more info: seany90@gmail.com
Online link will be provided as we get closer to the concert date.
Download this event to your calendar Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 7:00 PM       (Westchester)   
Sounds from Saint Joseph's (Vocal and instrumental ensembles)
"The Glory of Easter"
Vocal and instrumental music celebrating the glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Eastertide, with organ, brass and strings. Works of Bach, Handel, Telemann, Campra, Gigout and so much more!
St. Joseph's Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers, NY (and livestreamed)
Admission: $20.
For more info: sjcsmusic95@gmail.com
Joseph J. Nigro, director.
Download this event to your calendar Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 8:00 PM       (Online)   
New York Choral Society (Choir with film)
"Digital Concert -- Invitation to Love"
Jennifer Higdon's choral setting of a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Paired with sculptor, performance-maker and writer Gordon Hall, the artists leave patrons and viewers with an unwavering sentiment of acceptance and inclusion, marching into a season of renewal for a city still healing from crisis.
Online at www.youtube.com/user/NYChoralSociety
Admission: Free
For more info: info@nychoral.org
David Hayes, music director. Gordon Hall, sculptor, performance-maker and writer.
Once posted on YouTube this will be available forever.
Note revised date.
Download this event to your calendar Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7:00 PM       (Online)   
Cantori New York (Chamber choir)
"CANTORI/QUASI"
A tribute to the legend of star-crossed lovers Tristan and Iseut, featuring selections from Swiss composer Frank Martin’s chamber oratorio Le Vin Herbé as told by French medievalist and poet Joseph Bédier. Cantori member Dr. Eliza Zingesser, a Columbia professor and scholar in medieval French and Occitan literature and culture, will discuss and contextualize the timeless tale.
Online; register at www.eventbrite.com.
Admission: Free; donations gratefully accepted.
For more info: info@cantorinewyork.com
Mark Shapiro, conductor.