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, May 15, 2021, 1:00 PM       (Westchester)   
Taconic Opera (Chamber music)
"Whimsical Birdsong: Masters of Impression"
Violin, piano and vocal works by Ravel and Fauré, and also the debut of a new violin sonata by Dan Montez.
Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, 605 Millwood Road (Route 133), Mount Kisco, NY
Admission: Free; seating limited to 68. Call to request seating in advance.
For more info: 855-886-7372
Kessa Mefford, piano; Olga Dusheina, violin; Kristina Cook, soprano.
Download this event to your calendar Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:00 PM       (Online)   
University Glee Club of New York City (Choir)
"Coming to New York"
The 253rd (digital) members' concert, featuring an original story weaving the UGC's songs into the fabric of a quintessential New York tale. Special guests: The SoHarmoniums and the Young People's Chorus of New York City.
Online at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-university-glee-club-of-new-york-city-presents-coming-to-new-york-tickets-149271995557
Admission: $20
For more info: vicepresident@ugcofnyc.org
Franciso Núñez, conductor. Jon Holden, accompanist.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 16, 2021, 4:00 PM       (Online)   
Capital Singers of Trenton (Choir and piano)
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Online
Admission: $5-$20; tickets at www.capitalsingers.org/events/brahms-ein-deutches-requiem.
For more info: 609-434-2781
Vinroy D. Brown, Jr., artistic director and conductor. Amani Cole-Felder, soprano; Daniel Rich, baritone. Spenser Gallo and Zackary D. Ross, piano.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Monday, May 17, 2021, 7:30 PM       (Online)   
The Cecilia Chorus of New York (Discussion)
"Staycation: London!"
A Zoom Singposium celebrating composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Learn about the artist's life and times as music director Mark Shapiro leads an analysis and sing-along of two of his compositions, The Lee Shore and Summer is Gone, along with The Blue Bird by the composer's teacher and champion, Charles Villiers Stanford.
Zoom; register at zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUldu6qrT4jGdb3AyRmoULnXedYMbp4qZdN.
Admission: Free
For more info: publicity@ceciliachorusNY.org
Download scores: Summer Is Gone by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor at www.cpdl.org/wiki/images/7/7b/Coleridge-Taylor_Summer.pdf; The Lee Shore by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor at www.cpdl.org/wiki/images/7/76/Ws-cole-lee.pdf; The Blue Bird by C.V. Stanford at www.cpdl.org/wiki/images/6/62/The_Blue_Bird_Stanford_G_flat.pdf.
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.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Thursday, May 20, 2021, 8:00 PM       (Online)   
Choir of Saint Luke in the Fields (Choir)
"Music in Convents: Works by Chiara Margarita Cozzolani"
Cozzolani’s Missa a4, selections from her Vespers music for eight voices, motets and dialogues.
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 Saturday, May 22, 2021, 7:30 PM       (Online)   
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC (Women's choir)
"To Dream a World"
A refreshing musical response to the social justice issues that have come forward in the past year, as well as Melodia’s year on pause due to the pandemic. Featuring a special premiere of three new virtual choir performances, including music from Ola Gjeilo, Carly Simon and André J. Thomas. This concert also revisits the Melodia photo archive, video excerpts from "Gloria: Lifting the Veil on Vivaldi's Masterpiece" and the music of Florence B. Price performed by pianist Taisiya Pushkar. Immediately following the program, all concert attendees are invited to a Zoom session to reflect on the program.
Online TBA
Admission: Free; donation optional.
For more info: melodiawomenschoir.org
Cynthia Powell, artistic director and conductor. Taisiya Pushkar, piano; Emilie-Anne Gendron and Clara Kim, violins; Stephanie Griffin, viola; Laura Andrade, cello.
Download this event to your calendar Sunday, May 23, 2021, 2:00 PM       (Online)   
Melodia Women's Choir of NYC (Women's choir)
"To Dream a World"
A refreshing musical response to the social justice issues that have come forward in the past year, as well as Melodia’s year on pause due to the pandemic. Featuring a special premiere of three new virtual choir performances, including music from Ola Gjeilo, Carly Simon and André J. Thomas. This concert also revisits the Melodia photo archive, video excerpts from "Gloria: Lifting the Veil on Vivaldi's Masterpiece" and the music of Florence B. Price performed by pianist Taisiya Pushkar. Immediately following the program, all concert attendees are invited to a Zoom session to reflect on the program.
Online TBA
Admission: Free; donation optional.
For more info: melodiawomenschoir.org
Cynthia Powell, artistic director and conductor. Taisiya Pushkar, piano; Emilie-Anne Gendron and Clara Kim, violins; Stephanie Griffin, viola; Laura Andrade, cello.
Download this event to your calendar Monday, May 24, 2021, 7:00 PM       (Online)   
The Dessoff Choirs (Choir)
"Dessoff Strong -- The Song Continues!"
Dessoff singers, along with our amazing accompanist Steven Ryan, will come together in small groups, socially distanced and following guidelines developed explicitly for musicians, to record some of our favorite repertoire for you. Rehearsing virtually throughout the pandemic, we're excited to get to sing with each other for you. We'll share member profiles that illustrate our singers' multiple talents, and we'll also announce exciting plans for our 2021-2022 season!
Online at www.dessoff.org
Admission: Free; registration required.
For more info: barbara.scharf@dessoff.org
Download this event to your calendar Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 12:15 PM       (Online)   
Angelica Women's Chamber Choir (Women's chamber choir)
"Angelica in Quarantine"
Offering some of the pieces recorded by the group during the pandemic. The selections speak to the sorrow that the past year has brought, and also the hope that drives us forward. Highlights include two medieval pieces composed in response to The Black Death: the plainchant Stella Caeli Extirpavit and John Cooke's three-part motet of the same name. The program also includes contemporary pieces, including the uplifting Ubi Caritas by Ēriks Ešenvalds; Even When He Is Silent by Kim André Arnesen, based on words found on a concentration camp wall; the jubilant And Miriam Sang by Zebulon Highben; Michael McGlynn's Media Vita; and a premiere by Michael Minard, Once, I Knew a Fine Song, composed especially for Angelica.
Online at www.youtube.com/user/Downtownmusicatgrace/videos
Admission: Free
For more info: 914-478-3267 or angelicavoices@angelicavoices.org
Marie Caruso, director. Rex Benincasa, percussion.
Sponsored by Downtown Music at Grace.
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Thursday, May 27, 2021, 8:30 PM       (Online)   
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective (Choir)
"Our Voices"
C4 presents our eighth #C4GoesRemote livestream concert featuring Austrian Suite by David See (world premiere); My Voice by Anna Heflin (US premiere); Nemesis by Mario Gullo (world premiere); Isolation by Karen Siegel (live remote premiere). We're honored to sing with our C4 Network friends from Inversion Ensemble and C3LA for this concert
Online at youtu.be/R0hL4ozhd9Y
Admission: Free
For more info: info@c4ensemble.org
Download this event to your calendar New listing  Saturday, June 12, 2021, 7:00 PM       (Manhattan)   
St. George's Choral Society (Choir)
"Summer Choral Festival"
Live concert, in a socially distanced setting adhering to all Covid-19 protocols per NY State regulations.
Antonín Dvořák: Songs of Nature, sung in English
Claude Debussy: Salut Printemps (SSA); Invocation (TTBB), sung in French
Carlos Chávez: El Sol, sung in Spanish
St. George's Chapel, 4 Rutherford Place
Admission: Free
For more info: seany90@gmail.com