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 New listing  Saturday, March 13, 2021, 7:00 PM       (Westchester)   
Sounds from Saint Joseph's (Vocal and instrumental ensembles)
"Bach to Broadway, and More!"
Sacred and secular musical selections from Bach to Broadway, featuring a mix of favorites from Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, some Madame Butterfly, Puccini, and lots 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 New listing  Monday, March 15, 2021, 7:30 PM       (Online)   
Voices Chorale NJ (Troubadour)
"Irish Coffee-House Concert with 'Uncle' Gerry Dignan"
A troubadour for our times, acclaimed musician, recording artist and song leader “Uncle” Gerry delights audiences around the world with his charismatic warmth and charm. Dedicated to keeping the Celtic heritage alive, he will perform a range of music from ballads to fast Irish “mouth music.” Listeners will be encouraged to sing along (muted) on Zoom.
Zoom; sign up at www.voiceschoralenj.org.
Admission: $15
For more info: info@voiceschoralenj.org
Download this event to your calendar Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 8:00 PM       (Online)   
New York Choral Society (Choir with dance )
"Digital Concert -- Mother to Son"
Langston Hughes's Mother to Son poem arranged by American composer Undine Eliza Anna Smith Moore. This collaboration shines a light on history, storytelling and activism in the context of the Black narrative of yesterday and today.
Online at www.youtube.com/user/NYChoralSociety
Admission: Free
For more info: info@nychoral.org
David Hayes, music director. Gabriella Reyes, soprano; Danielle Russo, choreographer.
This event will be available online forever once posted on YouTube.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, March 19, 2021, 7:00 PM       (Online)   
Cantori New York (Chamber choir)
"CANTORI/QUASI"
Our annual benefit party! This year’s soiree celebrates the much-anticipated release of our newest studio recording, featuring The Elements by New York composer Philip Lasser, for chorus and cello duet. A Cantori commission, Lasser’s poignant cycle sets American anti-war poetry by e.e. cummings, Robert Frost and Ernest Hemingway. We presented its world premiere in 2018 in a special program honoring the centenary of the armistice that ended World War I. Lasser, a professor at Juilliard, will present his composition in conversation with music director Mark Shapiro.
Online; register at www.eventbrite.com.
Admission: $25-$500
For more info: info@cantorinewyork.com
Mark Shapiro, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar Monday, March 22, 2021, 7:00 PM       (Online)   
The Dessoff Choirs (Dialogue)
"Dessoff Dialogue: Dessoff Through the Ages, from Madame Dessoff to Maestro Merriweather" Online
Admission: Free; register at www.dessoff.org.
For more info: www.dessoff.org.
Malcolm J. Merriweather, music director and conductor.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 7:00 PM       (Westchester)   
The TreasureHouse Schola Cantorum (Vocal and instrumental ensemble)
A wide variety of accompanied and a cappella music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic and contemporary periods. 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 New listing  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 New listing  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 Tuesday, May 4, 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.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  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 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.