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--especially now, when many concerts are being rescheduled or cancelled due to the coronavirus issue.

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Download this event to your calendar New listing  Monday, August 10, 2020, 7:00 PM       (Online)   
The Cecilia Chorus of New York (Singposium)
"Italian Staycation"
Music Director Mark Shapiro leads a 60-minute "singposium" that integrates in-depth analysis of musical styles of the Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic eras and a virtual summer-sing of representative works by Italian masters. The Maestro will discuss Sicut Cervus by Palestrina, "Et in Terra Pax" from Vivaldi’s Gloria and "Va pensiero" from Verdi’s Nabucco, and lead singalongs to all three works.
Via Zoom; register at zoom.us.
Admission: Free
For more info: 646-638-2535
Scores available at the registration page.
Download this event to your calendar Monday, August 10, 2020, 7:30 PM       (Online)   
West Village Chorale (Summer sing)
"Virtual Summer Sings 2020"
Using remote technology to keep alive a summer tradition in the Village begun in 1972, the program offers commentary from leading conductors and a chance to sing through recorded renditions of choral classics. Public-domain scores available for download.
Bach: Magnificat
Online; register through website.
Admission: Free; online donations accepted.
For more info: westvillagechorale@gmail.com
Conductor: Ryan James Brandau, artistic director, Amor Artis.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Thursday, August 13, 2020, 8:00 PM       (Online)   
Choral Chameleon (Choir with jazz trio)
"Eri Yamamoto's Goshu Ondo Suite"
An indelible and joyful jazz-choral masterpiece is born. Kyoto tradition meets NYC through a unique quartet of piano trio and choir. One-time streaming event of full concert film of November 2018 world premiere.
YouTube -- private link will be sent after Eventbrite registration.
Admission: Free
For more info: info@choralchameleon.com
Vince Peterson, artistic director. Eri Yamamoto, piano; Dave Ambrosio, bass; Ikuo Takeuchi, drums.
Download this event to your calendar Monday, August 17, 2020, 7:30 PM       (Online)   
West Village Chorale (Summer sing)
"Virtual Summer Sings 2020"
Using remote technology to keep alive a summer tradition in the Village begun in 1972, the program offers commentary from leading conductors and a chance to sing through recorded renditions of choral classics. Public-domain scores available for download.
Beethoven: Mass in C Minor; "Hallelujah" from The Mount of Olives
Online; register through website.
Admission: Free; online donations accepted.
For more info: westvillagechorale@gmail.com
Conductor: Patrick Gardner, director, Riverside Choral Society; Director of Choral Activities, Rutgers University.
Download this event to your calendar Monday, August 24, 2020, 7:30 PM       (Online)   
West Village Chorale (Summer sing)
"Virtual Summer Sings 2020"
Using remote technology to keep alive a summer tradition in the Village begun in 1972, the program offers commentary from leading conductors and a chance to sing through recorded renditions of choral classics. Public-domain scores available for download.
Dona Nobis Pacem: Variations on a Theme (various composers)
Online; register through website.
Admission: Free; online donations accepted.
For more info: westvillagechorale@gmail.com
Conductor: Michael Conley, former artistic director, West Village Chorale; director of music ministries, Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, September 13, 2020, 3:00 PM       (Connecticut)   
Connecticut Master Chorale (CANCELLED)
CANCELLED
"Spring Concert"
Dave Brubeck: To Hope! A Celebration
André Thomas: I'm Gonna Sing, featuring arrangements of Band of Angels, Keep Your Lamps, Swing Down Chariot, Beautiful City, Deep River, If You're Happy/Amen and John Saw Duh Numbuh.
First Congregational Church of Danbury, 164 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT
Admission: $25; $20 if purchased in advance.
For more info: 203-775-2602
Tina Johns Heidrich, conductor. Wendy Gerbier, mezzo-soprano.
Rescheduled from March 29. Subject to further rescheduling.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, September 25, 2020, 7:00 PM       (Brooklyn)   
Grace Chorale of Brooklyn (Choir with orchestra and soloists)
"The Winding Path to Suffrage: Mrs. H.H.A. Beach's Grand Mass in E♭"
The concert celebrates two landmarks in the struggle for equal suffrage: the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Grace Chorale will perform the Brooklyn premiere of Mrs. H.H.A. Beach's Grand Mass in E♭ with a 42-piece orchestra consisting of all women, along with soloists.
St. Ann's Church, 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: $20; seniors / students $15.
For more info: info@gracechorale.org
Jason Asbury, conductor. Deborah Carter, soprano; Karmesha Peake, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Turner, tenor; Samuel Schultz, baritone.
Rescheduled from May 1.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, September 26, 2020, 7:00 PM       (Brooklyn)   
Grace Chorale of Brooklyn (Choir with orchestra and soloists)
"The Winding Path to Suffrage: Mrs. H.H.A. Beach's Grand Mass in E♭"
The concert celebrates two landmarks in the struggle for equal suffrage: the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Grace Chorale will perform the Brooklyn premiere of Mrs. H.H.A. Beach's Grand Mass in E♭ with a 42-piece orchestra consisting of all women, along with soloists.
St. Ann's Church, 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: $20; seniors / students $15.
For more info: info@gracechorale.org
Time subject to change.
Jason Asbury, conductor. Deborah Carter, soprano; Karmesha Peake, mezzo-soprano; Jonathan Turner, tenor; Samuel Schultz, baritone.
Rescheduled from May 3.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, October 3, 2020, 7:30 PM       (New Jersey)   
Harmonium Choral Society (Cabaret)
"Cabaret VII--Wanderlust: Broadway Songs about Places Far and Near"
The annual fundraiser, with wine, appetizers and desserts, along with a silent auction and wine pull.
Community Congregational Church, 200 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills, NJ
Admission: $50; students / seniors $40. Tickets at harmonium.yapsody.com/.
For more info: 973-538-6969
Rescheduled from March 28.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, October 17, 2020, 3:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Choral Society of Grace Church (Choir)
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway at 65th Street
Admission: $19-$64
For more info: 212-300-6346 or 212-721-6500
John Maclay, music director.
Rescheduled from May 2.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, October 17, 2020, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
EnsembleNYC (Choir)
"American Popular Songs & Jazz Standards"
American popular songs and jazz standards including Manhattan Transfer, Henry Mancini, Billy Joel and Paul Simon tunes. Our designated charitable organization for this concert is The Alzheimer's Association.
W83 Ministry Center, 150 West 83rd Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues)
Admission: At the door: $30. In advance: $25; students/seniors $20. Tickets at www.musae.me/ensemblenyc/experiences/656/american-popular-songs-and-jazz-standards.
For more info: 917-992-3743
Ronnie Oliver, conductor.
Rescheduled from May 1.
Download this event to your calendar Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
Musica Sacra (Choir)
"Under the Arches: Music of Bach, Brahms, Bruckner and Rheinberger"
Bach: Komm, Jesu, Komm
Brahms: Schaffe in mir, Gott
Bruckner: Os Justi
Rheinberger: Cantus Missae
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
Admission: $45-$75; seniors $30; students $20.
For more info: 212-330-7684
Kent Tritle, conductor. Pre-concert recital by the Newark Boys Chorus School at 7 PM.
Rescheduled from May 18.
Download this event to your calendar Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Oratorio Society of New York (Choir with orchestra)
Paul Moravec/Mark Campbell: A Nation of Others, an oratorio about Ellis Island
Robert Paterson: Whitman’s America
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue
Admission: $25-$90.
For more info: 212-400-7255
Kent Tritle, conductor. Jennifer Zetlan, soprano; Maeve Höglund, soprano; Raehann Bryce-Davis, mezzo-soprano; Isaiah Bell, tenor; Steven Eddy, baritone; Joseph Beutal, bass-baritone.
Rescheduled from May 6.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, November 13, 2020, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Cerddorion (POSTPONED)
POSTPONED
"Dido and Aeneas"
To mark our 25th anniversary season, Cerddorion celebrates our singers, past and present, in a staged production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Choreographer Christopher Caines directs Cerddorion and chorus alumnae Alison Taylor Cheeseman as Dido and Merrin Lazyan as Belinda, as well as Bradley J. King as Aeneas and Jordan Rutter as the Sorceress.
Good Shepherd--Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street
Admission: Prime seating $50, in advance only. General seating: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Limited $20 student seats at the door.
For more info: info@cerddorion.org
James John, director.
Rescheduled from March.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, November 14, 2020, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Cerddorion (POSTPONED)
POSTPONED
"Dido and Aeneas"
To mark our 25th anniversary season, Cerddorion celebrates our singers, past and present, in a staged production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Choreographer Christopher Caines directs Cerddorion and chorus alumnae Alison Taylor Cheeseman as Dido and Merrin Lazyan as Belinda, as well as Bradley J. King as Aeneas and Jordan Rutter as the Sorceress.
Good Shepherd--Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street
Admission: Prime seating $50, in advance only. General seating: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Limited $20 student seats at the door.
For more info: info@cerddorion.org
James John, director.
Rescheduled from March.