Sunday 20 November 2016
Hector Berlioz Messe Solennelle Exciting, dramatic, beautiful; an early work thought lost after its 1824 performance, but rediscovered in 1991
Sunday 19 March 2017
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
Sunday 14 May 2017
A Celtic Springfest
Join us to celebrate music of the Celtic tradition with special instrumental guests drawn from Boston’s rich heritage
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...
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...
“After this second trial I could not help seeing how little my Mass was worth; so, having extracted the Resurrexit, with which I was quite pleased, I burnt the rest.” —Hector Berlioz, Mémoires (tr. David Cairns) The perfectionist young Berlioz used...
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 2016-2017 season begin with Berlioz on Monday August 29th. (There will be cookies…)
The 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 Stow Chorus is a member of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium and the Central Massachusetts Choral Consortium.
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.