Sunday March 19, 2017 3:00pm, Hale Middle School
Ola Gjeilo Sunrise Mass / Morten Lauridsen Lux Aeterna / Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major for violin and viola, K.364/320d — featuring our own Tim Arnold (violin) and Joe Simcox (viola)
We’re putting the finishing touches on Gjeilo and Lauridsen–it’s sounding beautiful and we can’t wait to share it with you! Then it’s on to Springfest music…. and we’ll also start test driving the Britten War Requiem for the large scale collaboration which is scheduled for performance at Mechanics’ Hall in Worcester on November 12, 2017. Join us for rehearsals on Mondays at 7:30pm, in Fellowship Hall of First Parish Stow & Acton 353 Great Rd Stow MA.
Sunday May 14, 2017 4:00pm, First Parish of Stow & Acton
44th Annual Springfest: A Celtic Celebration — with special instrumental guests including guitarist Berit Strong
The Springfest concerts are a fun tradition and great “bonding experience” for Stow area community and friends. In contrast to the “big works with orchestra” that are such a joy to create, but also involve much hard work and commitment, the Spring concert is often our chance to explore and play and take risks with things we haven’t tried yet. From audience-participation immersion in Civil War history and music, to modern jazz mass settings; from the delightfully bizarre ‘Animal Crackers’ of Eric Whitacre (including rather unusual sound effects) to recital-style roundups of our remarkable treasury of local talent; a workshop weekend with Alice Parker, collaborations with other local groups; it’s always fun and fascinating.