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.

Listings posted within the last week are indicated by New listing. Summer sings / open sings / choral read-throughs are indicated by dates in green. Notice, too, the sharing tools for each event.

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Download this event to your calendar New listing  Monday, January 25, 2021, 7:30 PM       (Online)   
The Cecilia Chorus of New York (Conversation)
"You Heard Them First"
Join us as Music Director Mark Shapiro explores with the award-winning composer Tom Cipullo how he comes by his “inexhaustible imagination, wit, expressive range, and originality.”
Via Zoom; registration at zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqf-GsqTkiH9zsx1VrZbBvnPdn9DknaGJA
Admission: Free; space limited.
For more info: www.ceciliachorusny.org/
Download this event to your calendar Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 7:00 PM       (Online)   
New York Festival of Song (Vocal solos and ensembles)
"America, Come Home"
Songs by Leonard Bernstein, Paul Simon, Richard Danielpour, Mohammed Fairouz, William Grant Still, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin give us hope for the future—and close the door on 2020 once and for all.
Online; register at www.eventbrite.com.
Admission: Free; contributions gratefully accepted.
For more info: 646-230-8380
Featuring soprano Angel Riley; mezzo-sopranos Amanda Lynn Bottoms and Isabel Leonard; tenors Joshua Blue and Miles Mykkanen; baritones Justin Austin and Thomas Hampson; and pianists Steven Blier and Lucy Yates. Co-hosted by Steven Blier and tenor Miles Mykkanen.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 7:00 PM       (Online)   
Voices of Ascension (Vocal and instrumental ensemble)
"Astronautica"
A multi-media event interweaving voices, music, images and NASA footage. Nine women composers set the words of women astronauts.
Online
Admission: $15; register at www.brownpapertickets.com.
For more info: info@voicesofascension.org
Dennis Keene, artistic director.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Thursday, February 4, 2021, 8:30 PM       (Online)   
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (Choir)
"Where Water Meets Sky"
Our sixth #C4GoesRemote livestream concert, featuring the following pieces: Blue from Cromosaturación by Germán Barboza; Snow by Misa Ogasawara; Sunset from Watercolors by Christopher Fludd; La ciudad sumergida (The Submerged City) by Adrienne Inglis; The Campers at Kitty Hawk by Michael Dellaira. We're honored to sing with our C4 Network friends from Inversion Ensemble for this concert!
Online (YouTube live)
Admission: Free; virtual tips welcome via Venmo (@c4ensmble), through PayPal (info@c4ensemble.org) and on our website.
For more info: info@c4ensemble.org
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, February 13, 2021, 7:30 PM       (Online)   
EnsembleNYC (Choir)
"Canzoni d'Amore: An Evening of Operatic Love"
A livestream concert featuring songs of love from the operatic repertoire. A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to West Side Campaign Against Hunger
Online
Admission: $10-$100, but contribute what you can. Tickets at www.musae.me/ensemblenyc/experiences/889/canzone-damore.
For more info: 917-992-3743
Ronnie Oliver, conductor.
Note revised program.
Download this event to your calendar Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 8:00 PM       (Online)   
New York Choral Society (Choir with ballet)
"Digital Concert -- Alice Parker's God is Seen"
A performance in collaboration with choreographer Claudia Schreier. Written during a period of optimism in America, Parker's piece, with its balletic movement vocabulary, offers an insight into the quest for a life of common good, simple beauty and the hope of a flourishing society.
Online at www.youtube.com/user/NYChoralSociety
Admission: Free
For more info: info@nychoral.org
David Hayes, music director. Claudia Schreier, choreographer.
This event is repeating, and available forever once posted on YouTube.
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 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 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.