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 Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
Camerata New York (POSTPONED)
POSTPONED
"Fourth Annual Opera Gala"
Featuring operatic favorites performed by top international soloists.
St. Jean Baptiste Church, Lexington Avenue at 76th Street
Admission: $30; tickets at www.eventbrite.com.
For more info: 212-288-5082
Richard Owen, conductor.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Saint George's Choral Society (Summer sing)
"SGCS Virtual Summer Sings"
Times of crises call for creative measures. For four straight Wednesdays in the month of June, Saint George's Choral Society will be hosting a free online singing session for the public, diving into some of the great masterworks of the choral repertoire. Each evening begins with a vocal warmup, followed by a rehearsal/reading of given movements. Scores are available by PDF, e-mailed to participants. There is no charge for participation, but donations are encouraged. Each session ends at 8:15 PM.
Mendelssohn: Elijah
Online on Zoom
Admission: Free; donations accepted.
For more info: seany90@gmail.com or 717-713-6516
Conductor: Matthew Lewis.
Download this event to your calendar Thursday, June 4, 2020, 7:30 PM       (Manhattan)   
The Stonewall Chorale (CANCELLED)
CANCELLED
"Here Comes the Sun"
Works by Lauridsen, McDowall, Boulanger and more.
Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Avenue
Admission: $27.50 in advance; $35 at the door. Premium reserved $50 in advance only. Students / seniors (60+) $20 in advance only. Tickets at tickets.chorusconnection.com/stonewall/events/89.
For more info: 516-314-1913
Rescheduled from March 21.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, June 7, 2020, 3:00 PM       (Westchester)   
Angelica Women's Chamber Choir (CANCELLED)
CANCELLED
"Awake, My Heart: Songs of Love and Prayer"
Highlights include the raucous 12th-century Sumer is icumen in; Francesco Landini's Ecco la primavera; the 15th-century anonymous French chanson L'amour de moy; and Dindirindin, a 16th-century Catalan villancico. We also perform contemporary works by Sarah Quartel, Guy Forbes and the premiere of Once, I knew a fine song by Michael Minard.
First Reformed Church of Hastings, 18 Farragut Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Admission: Suggested donation $20; seniors / students $10.
For more info: mc2564@tc.columbia.edu
Marie Caruso (artistic director), Iris Hiskey Arno, Claire Collins, Kimberly Dunkin, Virginia Kaycoff, Patty Ko, Anita Massengill, Kathleen McClafferty, Wilma Messenger, Brenna O'Toole, Mary Peck, Julia Perrin, Susan Saslow, Amy Yoshizumi. Rex Benincasa, percussion.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Saint George's Choral Society (Summer sing)
"SGCS Virtual Summer Sings"
Times of crises call for creative measures. For four straight Wednesdays in the month of June, Saint George's Choral Society will be hosting a free online singing session for the public, diving into some of the great masterworks of the choral repertoire. Each evening begins with a vocal warmup, followed by a rehearsal/reading of given movements. Scores are available by PDF, e-mailed to participants. There is no charge for participation, but donations are encouraged. Each session ends at 8:15 PM.
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Online on Zoom
Admission: Free; donations accepted.
For more info: seany90@gmail.com or 717-713-6516
Conductor: Matthew Lewis.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, June 14, 2020, 3:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (POSTPONED)
POSTPONED
"From Babies to Bubbies--A Lifetime in Yiddish Music"
A musical journey through the stages of life, including Yiddish songs about children, bar-mitzvah, dating, wedding, the empty nest, aging and much more. Includes the classic songs "Afn pripetshik," "Akhtsik er un zibetsik zi," "Di mizinke oysgegebn" and "Harbstlid." English translations provided.
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street
Admission: TBA
For more info: Information@TheJPPC.org
Binyumen Schaechter, conductor. Seth Weinstein, piano.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, June 14, 2020, 3:00 PM       (Connecticut)   
The Kent Singers (POSTPONED)
POSTPONED
"Songs of the British Isles"
Featuring traditional folk songs, ballads and shanties from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, with arrangements by Gustav Holst, Bob Chilcott and Iain Farrington, alongside madrigals and part songs by Thomas Morley, Edward Elgar and Gerald Finzi.
St. John's Episcopal Church, 7 Whittlesey Avenue, New Milford, CT
Admission: $20 at the door; under 12 free.
For more info: 860-619-8110 or info@kentsingers.org
James Knox Sutterfield, music director.
Rescheduled from March 22. Postponed to March 21, 2021.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Saint George's Choral Society (Summer sing)
"SGCS Virtual Summer Sings"
Times of crises call for creative measures. For four straight Wednesdays in the month of June, Saint George's Choral Society will be hosting a free online singing session for the public, diving into some of the great masterworks of the choral repertoire. Each evening begins with a vocal warmup, followed by a rehearsal/reading of given movements. Scores are available by PDF, e-mailed to participants. There is no charge for participation, but donations are encouraged. Each session ends at 8:15 PM.
Dvořák: Stabat Mater ("Eia Mater, fons amoris")
Online on Zoom
Admission: Free; donations accepted.
For more info: seany90@gmail.com or 717-713-6516
Conductor: Matthew Lewis.
Download this event to your calendar Friday, June 19, 2020, 8:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
MasterVoices (CANCELLED)
CANCELLED
"Carmen"
MasterVoices gives you an English-language Carmen as you've never heard it before, based on the acclaimed Opéra Comique translation by Sheldon Harnick. With dialogue replacing recitative, this boldly modern production is helmed by Sammi Cannold and features a gorgeous and diverse cast including Peabody Southwell as Carmen, Noah Stewart as Don José, Steven LaBrie as Escamillo and Nicole Cabell as Micaela.
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, 10 Columbus Circle
Admission: $30 and up
For more info: 646-202-9623
Ted Sperling, conductor.
Rescheduled from April 2.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
Saint George's Choral Society (Summer sing)
"SGCS Virtual Summer Sings"
Times of crises call for creative measures. For four straight Wednesdays in the month of June, Saint George's Choral Society will be hosting a free online singing session for the public, diving into some of the great masterworks of the choral repertoire. Each evening begins with a vocal warmup, followed by a rehearsal/reading of given movements. Scores are available by PDF, e-mailed to participants. There is no charge for participation, but donations are encouraged. Each session ends at 8:15 PM.
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem ("Selig sind, die da Leid tragen")
Online on Zoom
Admission: Free; donations accepted.
For more info: seany90@gmail.com or 717-713-6516
Conductor: Matthew Lewis.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, September 13, 2020, 3:00 PM       (Connecticut)   
Connecticut Master Chorale (Choir)
"Spring Concert"--ON HOLD
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.