2018-2019 40th Anniversary Season

American Folk Songs

Artwork: Autumn Landscape – William Louis Sonntag Sr.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 – 3:30 PM
American Folk Songs
Saint Mark’s School, Southborough, MA

The excitement and creativity of folk music arrangements will make performers and audience alike smile and want to dance as AVM explores the world of American folk music. Gwyneth Walker’s River Songs was commissioned by AVM in 1996 and is constructed around familiar folk songs about rivers. AVM will also reprise Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs which are based upon early American folk tunes. Finally, lively arrangements by Mack Wilberg, conductor and principal arranger for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for many years will be a delight to all. See the complete program and program notes.


Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Across the Millennia
Orchestra and
Teresa Wakim, Soprano
Margaret Lias, Alto
Charles Blandy, Tenor
Thomas Jones, Baritone

St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury, MA

We celebrate the end of our 40th anniversary season with a juxtaposition of great historic choral classics with music by two of the 21st century’s most accomplished composers. The concert will begin with Bach’s cantata # 80 Ein Feste Burg which was sung at AVM’s very first concert in May 1978. It will be followed by Ola Gjeilo’s Song of the Universal based upon a poem by Walt Whitman. This is a 2016 arrangement for mixed chorus of a 2014 setting for women’s voices. Mozart’s Regina Coeli will serve as the choral foundation for Part II of the concert to be followed by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks’ moving and heart wrenching Dona Nobis Pacem.

Celebrating Our 40th Season

We look forward to having you join us as we celebrate 40 years of performing choral music in Massachusetts!

Read more about AVM’s history.

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Our Mission Statement

Through the use of personal, expressive vocal music, Assabet Valley Mastersingers (AVM) enriches the quality of life for the people of the Assabet River Valley, Massachusetts. With a commitment to performance excellence and innovative programming, local talented vocalists and instrumentalists perform celebrated masterworks, lesser-known masterworks and commissioned works.