2014-2015 Season

The French Connection

Sunday, November 9, 3:30 PM
St. Rose of Lima Parish
244 W. Main St., Northborough

Charles Gounod – Messe Solonnelle de Ste. Cécile

Soprano- Elissa Alvarez
Tenor- Carl Kinkel
Bass- John Salvi
Organ- Brett Maguire

Maurice Duruflé – Requiem Op. 9

Mezzo Soprano – Margaret Lias
Youth – Algonquin Camerata ChoirKathrine Waters, Director
Organ- Brett Maguire

Gounod’s Messe Solonnelle de Ste. Cécile makes a reverent and solemn tribute to St. Cecilia, most often referred to as the patron saint of music. Duruflé’s Requiem is an exquisite and colorful setting of the Requiem Mass and one which has become a staple within the choral repertoire.

Gounod Program Notes
Duruflé Program Notes

Messiah Sing

Sunday, December 14, 3:30 PM
Trinity Church
23 Main St., Northborough

Soprano- Tamara Ryan
Mezzo Soprano- Roselin Osser
Tenor- Stanley Wilson
Baritone- David Bonneau
Organ- Brett Maguire

An annual tradition: a presentation of the Christmas portion of the Messiah with the audience performing the choruses and AVM providing professional soloists and accompaniment

Annelies – James Whitbourn

Sunday, March 8 – 3:30 PM
St. Mark’s School, Southborough

Full Orchestra Version, with
Soprano- Lynn Eustis
Shir Joy Chorus, Wendy Damoulakis, Director

Annelies is a choral dramatic work with a libretto by Melanie Challenger based on “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl”. This will be accompanied by full orchestra with soprano soloist. The first major choral setting of “The Diary of Anne Frank” takes the teenager’s remarkable and penetrating observations, written whilst hiding in an Amsterdam attic, as the basis of its extraordinary and moving libretto. Whitbourn’s music creates a score “whose respectful understatement is its greatest strength” (The Times).

Pre-Concert Presentation
“Anneleis- The Back Story”
3:00 PM– presented by Dr. Joshua Jacobson

Anne Frank website
James Whitbourn’s website

Spring – Choral Treasures

Saturday, May 16 – 8:00 PM
St. Matthias Parish
409 Hemenway St., Marlborough

A treasure chest concert of some of the greatest choral gems from Thompson’s Allelluia and Mozart’s Ave Verum, to Spirituals and some newer classics by composers such as Lauridsen, Gjeilo, and Biebl.