Choral Music on the Cape

April 2, 2008

There are a multitude of choral music groups in the Upper Cape, providing not only a range of options for listeners, but also opportunities for area residents to come together and make music. Notable auditioned and open groups include: the Falmouth Chorale, the Mostly All Male Men’s Chorus, Mastersingers by the Sea, Schola Cantorum Falmouth, Saints and Singers, and the Cranberry Shores Chorus.

Coming up this weekend are several performances by Mastersingers by the Sea, directed by David MacKenzie. He is also the conductor of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, which will be playing with the chorale, in a performance of Haydn’s “Creation” at Saint Barnabus Episcopal Church, 91 Main Street, Falmouth on Saturday, April 5, at 8 PM, and Sunday, April 6, at 3 PM. The chorale and orchestra will also perform on Friday, April 4, at 8 PM at the Fireman Center for Performing Arts in Marion. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at Eight Cousins Bookstore and the Inkwell Bookstore in Falmouth and at the Market Street Bookstore in Mashpee Commons, or online at Mastersingers by the Sea.

The performance will feature three soloists, Rebecca Grimes, soprano, Thomas Oesterling, tenor, and John Murell, baritone. The oratorio celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis.

Two sources of information on the “Creation” are Wikipedia and Music with Ease.

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