Ola Gjeilo  Sunrise Mass      Morten Lauridsen  Lux Aeterna

Sunday 20 November 2016
3:00 pm Hale Middle School
55 Hartley Rd Stow MA

Sounds of Stow Chorus is an all-volunteer, self-auditioned group, open to anyone who can match pitch and learn their part. Principles of good singing and musicianship are realized through rehearsals that are challenging and fun. The Chorus is a member of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium and the Central Massachusetts Choral Consortium. Sounds of Stow Chorus & Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

NOW IN OUR 38TH SEASON!

Sunday 20 November 2016, 3:00PM

Berlioz Messe solennelle  Exciting, dramatic, beautiful; an early work thought lost after its 1824 performance, but rediscovered in 1991

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for 4 Winds, K297b  Another lost work; resurfacing nearly a century later to cause both scholarly controversy and audience delight

Sunday 19 March 2017, 3:00PM

Ola Gjeilo Sunrise Mass; Morten Lauridsen Lux Aeterna  Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo’s stunning mass along with Lauridsen’s much beloved classic of our times

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K. 364 (320d) Mozart’s second multi-soloist Sinfonia, this time with two string instruments and a more certain provenance

Sunday 14 May 2017, 4:00PM

A Celtic Springfest

Join us to celebrate music of the Celtic tradition with special instrumental guests drawn from Boston’s rich heritage

Lost in Paris: Music Rediscovered

Berlioz Messe solennelle  ~  Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Winds K297b

Recent posts about the upcoming concert on November 20th, 2016

Rosario Caltabiano, Tenor

Rosario Caltabiano was born in Naples, Italy. He started his musical career at the age of fourteen, when his godfather gave him a jazz organ as a confirmation gift. He went on to study jazz organ, church organ, and piano, giving many concerts and winning several...

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James Dargan, Baritone

James Dargan is a polymath creative artist, athlete, polyglot, musician and writer, raised in the Deep South and--after a childhood spent at the Duke University String School and NC School of the Arts--educated in New and Old England. While at Boston University, James...

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Mariah Wilson, soprano

Mariah Wilson is establishing herself as an emerging performer, teacher, and conductor. She was first introduced to musical training at age 4 at the Paris Conservatory, and has continued her studies with teachers in France, Belgium, Germany and the United States. In...

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Mozart: Four Winds

Mozart, unlike Berlioz, wasn't given to obsessive self-editing or utter obliteration of his own early efforts. He simply churned them out, like the genius he was, and moved on to the next masterpiece. But of his more than 600 known compositions, it would be a miracle...

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Join Us!

Join us Mondays, 7:30-9:30pm, in Fellowship Hall of First Parish Church in Stow Center. Contact Martha Pfeiffer at 978-562-0302 or use the button on this page to drop us an email. Rehearsals for our March 19th 2017 Gjeilo/Lauridsen concert begin on Mon. 30 Jan 2017. Visitors welcome! Feel free to sit in just to listen, and get a feel for the group and the pace. At our Open Rehearsals (first three in each season) you can “road test”: borrow a score, sing along, no commitment, just a fun time.

Our Concerts

Established in 1973, the Stow Chorus (formerly the Stow Festival Chorus) has been performing in three annual concerts since 1980.  Please see our Past Seasons page for a list of our concerts since 2000; or download the lot on one big PDF list.

The Director

Artistic Director Barbara Jones, a graduate of Wells College and Brown University, has directed the Stow Chorus and Orchestra since 1979. She studied choral conducting at Westminster Choir College under Frauke Haussman, Joseph Flummerfelt and others. She studied orchestral conducting with Harold Farberman at the Conductor’s Institute at Bard College and with Helmut Rilling at the prestigious Oregon Bach.

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