Join Belmont Open Sings’ Holiday Tradition Performing Handel’s ‘Messiah’

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One of the great musical traditions in Belmont will take place Sunday as Powers Music School’s Belmont Open Sings will perform the holiday-favorite, Handel’s “Messiah.” All singers and community members are welcome to join Powers Music on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont St.

The performance is conducted by Belmont Open Sings Artistic Director Mary Beekman who will lead the musicians and the chorus made up of the audience in the great work. All ages are welcome, and the school encourage singers to bring your family and friends to enjoy these masterpieces together.

Tickets: $10 per person; No reservations needed. 

Belmont Open Sings next performance will take place on Sunday, March 31, with Handel’s “Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate”

Mozart’s ‘Solemn Vespers’ Final Belmont Open Sings This Sunday

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The final Belmont Open Sings of the 2016-17 season will be Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, K339; it will be held on Sunday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont St. The night’s soloists are Janet Ross, soprano; Roselin Osser, mezzo-soprano; Cory Gross, tenor; and Ian Pomerantz, baritone.

Participate in a performance of a great masterwork for chorus and orchestra. Experience the thrill of singing your favorite works accompanied by a professional-level orchestra, and revel in arias sung by some of Boston’s finest soloists, led by Mary Beekman. 

First timers are welcome. Vocal scores and a choral warm-up are provided.

Tickets: $10 per person; No reservations needed. All ages welcome, and we encourage you to bring your family and friends to enjoy these masterpieces together.

Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus’ “NOT-QUITE-WINTER CONCERT”

The Arlington-Belmont Chamber Chorus under conductor Barry Singer presents NOT-QUITE-WINTER CONCERT on Sunday, Dec. 7, beginning at 3 p.m. at Payson Park Church, Trapleo Road.

Mass of Six Centuries:

  • Sato: Kyrie (21st c.)
  • di Lasso: Gloria (16th c.)
  • Mozart: Credo (18th c.)
  • Brahms: Sanctus (19th c.)
  • Monteverdi Benedictus (17th c.)
  • Persichetti: Agnus Dei (20th c.)

Five Centuries of Poets:

  • Hawley: Ode a Cassandre (P. Ronsard, 16th c.)
  • Vaughan Williams: Sweet Day (G. Herbert, 17th c.)
  • Nestor: Ca’ the Yowes (R. Burns, 18th c.)
  • Nestor: My Luve is Like a Red, Red Rose (R. Burns, 18th c.)
  • Singer: A Dream within a Dream (E.A. Poe, 19th c.)
  • Stroope: i carry your heart with me (e. e. cummings, 20th c.)

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for 17 years old and younger.