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November 7, 2008 to June 7, 2009 Posted September 28, 2008



Providence Singers
November 7, 2008 to June 7, 2009

The Providence Singers, founded in 1971, presents classic master works in both the classical and modern traditions. See the schedule below for dates and times.



Providence Singers Schedule




NOVEMBER


November 7 & 9, 2008
Dominick Argento: Jonah and the Whale

Blessed Sacrament Church
179 Academy Avenue
Providence RI
Time: Friday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm730pm
Tickets: $24.00 in advance, $26.00 at the door
Seniors: $24.00, students $5.00
Reservations & Information: 401-751-5700
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Rich, witty, full of alliteration, and wonderfully inventive, Dominick Argento's Jonah and the Whale delights and instructs listeners of all ages with its clear lesson: Face woe with fortitude, and joy will follow. The Singers will give two performances, collaborating with FirstWorks Providence and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.




DECEMBER


Saturday December 20, 2008
Georg Frideric Handel: Messiah

VMA Arts and Cultural Center
1 Avenue of the Arts
Providence RI
Providence RI 02908-1991
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $20 to $50
Students $5 (college students need ID, all younger students do not)
Reservations & Information: 401-751-5700
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Somewhere in the world on any given day, an audience is hearing Georg Frideric Handel's Messiah, perhaps the most universally loved composition for chorus and orchestra ever written. Andrew Clark leads the Providence Singers and the Rhode Island Philharmonic in this great oratorio. This year marks the 266th anniversary of the work's world premiere, given in Dublin.



MARCH


Saturday March 28, 2009
Anniversaries: Great composers, poets and presidents

Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul
30 Fenner Street
Providence, RI 02903
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $24.00 in advance, $26.00 at the door
Seniors: $24.00, students $5.00
Reservations & Information: 401-751-5700
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Together again for their 200th birthdays: Abraham Lincoln, Felix Mendelssohn and Edgar Allan Poe, with festive music from Georg Frideric Handel, who turns 250. Among the birthday tributes: Charles Ives' Lincoln the Great Commoner and Elie Siegmeisterís Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight. The Junior Providence Singers join us to celebrate their own fifth season.



Sunday March 29, 2009
Anniversaries: Great composers, poets and presidents

St. Mary's Church
330 Wood Street
Bristol RI
Time: 3pm
Tickets: $24.00 in advance, $26.00 at the door
Seniors: $24.00, students $5.00
Reservations & Information: 401-751-5700
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Together again for their 200th birthdays: Abraham Lincoln, Felix Mendelssohn and Edgar Allan Poe, with festive music from Georg Frideric Handel, who turns 250. Among the birthday tributes: Charles Ives' Lincoln the Great Commoner and Elie Siegmeisterís Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight. The Junior Providence Singers join us to celebrate their own fifth season.



APRIL


Saturday April 18, 2008
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy

VMA Arts and Cultural Center
1 Avenue of the Arts
Providence RI
Providence RI 02908-1991
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $20 to $50
Students $5 (college students need ID, all younger students do not)
Reservations & Information: 401-248-7000

Francisco Noya conducts the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Providence Singers, and pianist Fabio Bidini in a performance of Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, the composer's first complete effort to marry choral and instrumental forces. The Choral Fantasy is considered a precursor to the final movement of Symphony No. 9, which Beethoven completed 16 years later. Also on the program: Osvaldo Golijovís Last Round and Robert Schumannís Symphony No. 3 (the Rhenish).



JUNE


Saturday June 6, 2009
Ecstacies Above: The music of Tarik O'Regan

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Providence, RI 02903
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $22.00 in advance, $26.00 at the door
Seniors: $22.00 in advance, children & students $5.00
Reservations & Information: 401-751-5700
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The 30-year-old British composer Tarik O'Regan blends Renaissance and other early music influences with fresh 21st-century ideas. The Rhode Island Children's Chorus joins the Singers for Stolen Voices, commissioned for the U.N. International Day of Peace in 2007. Aurea, an innovative chamber ensemble, will also perform, and the concert features the world premiere of the first work commissioned by the Singersís Wachner Fund for New Music.



Sunday June 7, 2009
Ecstacies Above: The music of Tarik O'Regan

Immaculate Conception Church
237 Garden Hills Drive
Cranston, RI 02903
Time: 3pm
Tickets: $22.00 in advance, $26.00 at the door
Seniors: $22.00 in advance, children & students $5.00
Reservations & Information: 401-751-5700
Order Tickets Online

The 30-year-old British composer Tarik O'Regan blends Renaissance and other early music influences with fresh 21st-century ideas. The Rhode Island Children's Chorus joins the Singers for Stolen Voices, commissioned for the U.N. International Day of Peace in 2007. Aurea, an innovative chamber ensemble, will also perform, and the concert features the world premiere of the first work commissioned by the Singersís Wachner Fund for New Music.


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Providence RI 02906Ė4665
Phone: 401-751-5700


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