The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to choral music across the world. We don’t know when it will be safe to rehearse, perform, and bring audiences together for the art form that we love. Rest assured that when we can, we will return with extraordinary music to share with you. While we are silenced, please peruse the programs below that we are planning. We hope to see you at many of these concerts. And please check out our listening and video pages, as well as our FaceBook page for updates.
Postponed from March 2020, in these concerts, Counterpoint joins with pianists Samantha Angstman and Alison Cerutti and percussionists Nicola Cannizzaro and Thomas Toner for a program featuring Eric Ewazen’s stirring setting of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Bells, Leonard Bernstein’s thrilling Missa Brevis, and Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, one of the greatest choral works of the twentieth century.
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Christmas with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet
- December 16, 2021, United Church, Warren VT
- December 17, 2021, Congregational Church, Newport VT
- December 18, 2021, White Church, Grafton VT
- December 19, 2021, First Congregational Church, Manchester VT
The essential ticket for the Holiday Season is back. Arrangements by William Levi Dawson, Alice Parker, Robert De Cormier, Ward Swingle, and the Trapp Family Singers. Original music by Amy Beach and Elizabeth Poston.
The Woods and the Waters
A program celebrating the landscapes of New England and places much more remote. This extraordinary program includes the Prelude to the operetta Paul Bunyan, by Benjamin Britten, a cantata by American romantic (and New Hampshire native) Amy Beach, and a setting Joan Szymko of a Hopi text, along with the premiere of a new work by VT/NH composer Travis Ramsey setting lines by Vermont poet Jim Schley and the premiere of a setting of passages from Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha by San Francisco composer Jude Navari.
Supported by a grant from Choral Arts New England.