Assabet Valley Mastersingers Open Rehearsals
Potential members of ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS will be welcomed at open rehearsals on Monday, August 27th; Tuesday, September 4th; and Monday, September 10th. Rehearsal times for these dates and all regular Monday practices to follow will be from 7:30 until 9:45 PM at Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St., Northborough, MA.
Preparation will begin for the first concert on November 10th, to feature Handel’s grand oratorio Israel in Egypt with orchestra and soloists. Celebration of this 40th Anniversary AVM Season in 2018-19 will include examples of some of the most representative selections of the repertoire to highlight the skill and character of the AVM choral ensemble.
On Sunday, December 16th a Messiah Sing with audience participation will be enjoyed. Two more AVM concerts are scheduled to follow. On Sunday, March 17th, 2019 the work of several composers and arrangers will be featured in a lively exploration of the world of American Folk Songs. On Saturday, May 11th, 2019 Across the Millennia will include two historic choral classics—Bach’s cantata #80 Ein Feste Burg and Mozart’s Regina Coeli—with music by two of the 21st century’s most accomplished composers—Song of the Universal by Ola Gjeilo and Peteris Vasks’ Dona Nobis Pacem.
For forty years the 75-member ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS chorus, directed by founder Dr. Robert P. Eaton, has gained a reputation for musical excellence and unusual programming. For those who enjoy a cappella singing in a small group there is the opportunity for participation in the Chambersingers, a community outreach ensemble. In addition AVM offers an Apprentice Singers Program to talented and motivated high school choral students at no cost to them.
Further information about the Mastersingers organization may be obtained by calling (508) 769-1480 or (978) 562-9838 or by searching www.AVMsingers.org. Partial support for concerts has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through local Arts Councils.