2011-2012 Season

Glorious Sounds of France1

Sunday, November 13, 2011, 3:30 PM
St. Mark’s School, Southborough

Messe Chorale– Gounod
Gloria– Poulenc
With Organ and soloist

Soprano – Maria Ferrante
Organist – Brett Maguire

Messe Chorale is a newly discovered late 19th -century choral gem by a most notable but often neglected French composer. A mature work, noticeable for its simplicity and use of chant, Messe Chorale will contrast sharply with the energetic, rhythmic, and exciting sounds of Poulenc’s very popular Gloria.

Program Notes

Messiah Sing2

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 3:30 PM
Trinity Church, Northborough, MA

Soprano – Leslie Leedberg
Alto – Catherine Hedberg
Tenor – Joshua Kohl
Bass – Seth Grondin

An annual Holiday Tradition — Join the Mastersingers and soloists to sing the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. Come listen or bring/borrow from us a score and sing along in this informal, exhilarating event.

Music Across the Ages3

Sunday, March 11, 2012, 3:30 PM
St. Mark’s School, Southborough, MA

Mass in C– Beethoven
Mass for the Children– Rutter
With the Worcester Children’s Chorus

Soprano – Andrea Matthews
Mezzo-soprano – Krista River
Tenor – Arthur Rishi
Baritone – Donald Wilkinson

The Mastersingers will span the ages with this delightful concert featuring the Mastersingers (ages 16-89) performing Beethoven’s choral classic, Mass in C. AVM will then be joined by the Worcester Children’s Chorus (ages 8-18) to present Rutter’s Mass of the Children. Written in 2003, this work combines the traditional Latin Mass texts with popular hymns to embrace a complete day, from waking to sleeping.

Program Notes for Mass in C
Program Notes for Mass of the Children
About Jennifer Kane and the Worcester Children’s Chorus

Music of the Theater4

Celebrating our 35th Season!

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 7:30 PM
Clinton Town Hall, Clinton

Choruses from Opera, Operetta, and Broadway

Soloists- in Collaboration with Greater Worcester Opera
Sopranos- Elaine CraneChristine Petkus
Tenor- Richard Monroe
Bass- David Bonneau

Pianist – Judy Yauckoes

Presenting AVM’s popular Great Opera Choruses with a new twist! The program will include some of our opera favorites as well as lighter music from Strauss’s Die Fledermaus to Gilbert and Sullivan. The program will close with choruses from America’s Broadway Theater.

Program Notes