Oct
23
Sat
Pilgrim Journey: Songs of Faith and Courage
Oct 23 all-day

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal not-for-profit community choral ensemble, announces two special commemorative concerts honoring Plymouth’s quadricentennial celebration.  “Pilgrim Journey: Songs of Faith and Courage” is presented on Saturday, October 23, 7:30 pm, and on Sunday, October 24, 4 pm at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth.  The chorus, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Directors William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, is accompanied by brass quartet and harp.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Artistic Directors
William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly,
image by Matt McKee Photography,from PFC’s 20th Anniversary concert.

“This program is a complete delight – fun to sing with a wonderful, robust accompaniment”, shares Elizabeth Chapman Reilly.  “In addition to the brass and harp, our new commission ‘Arrived in Good Harbor’ features piano to inspire the listeners’ imagining of the stormy Atlantic crossing. It’s tremendously exciting to watch the commissioned work finally come to life.”

In PFC’s commemorative concert, singers and instrumentalists mark the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in Plymouth. Initially scheduled for October 2020, this postponed concert is presented through the lens of the faith and courage of the Mayflower’s passengers as they emigrated across the sea to the new world.  The program features the premiere of a specially commissioned work by Massachusetts composer Clifton J. Noble Jr., “Arrived in Good Harbor.”  Noble worked closely with PFC’s directors to originate a choral work that incorporates texts written by William Bradford (1590-1657), noted Governor of the Plymouth Colony and a signatory of the Mayflower Compact.

Also on the program is a piece by American composer, Alice Parker, who is herself a national treasure, having promoted America’s musical heritage over a career that spans decades. “Melodious Accord,” Parker’s masterful setting of 18th and early 19th century hymn tunes in the shape-note tradition, is particularly suitable for the celebration in its reflection on the strong faith of the Pilgrims. PFC’s performance of this work will be the first in the region in many years.

 

Pilgrim Festival Chorus, conducted by
Co-Founder and Artistic Director William B. Richter, image by Dan Rapoza

Founded in 1999, PFC is an auditioned, volunteer choral ensemble with about 80 active members, representing all skill levels, dedicated to the performance of diverse genres of choral music. The group typically performs major concerts each winter and spring, and often a Messiah Sing in December.  Pilgrim Festival Singers, a PFC offshoot ensemble, performs an annual summer concert of lighter music, and occasionally sings at local community events.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus takes the safety of its members and audience seriously.  This season, the singers have committed to being fully vaccinated and are wearing masks for rehearsals and performances.  Audience members are expected to wear masks while in attendance and to keep socially distanced as possible, regardless of vaccination status.

Tickets for the “Pilgrim Journey” performances are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens, and $15 for students over 14. Children age 14 and under are admitted free. Advance tickets may be purchased online at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org or from PFC members. To reserve tickets by phone, please call Hannah Woodbury at 781-834-8601, and leave a voicemail message.  For more information, visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Since 1999, Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) has served the South Shore as a volunteer, not-for-profit community singing ensemble dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music. More than 80 vocalists of all adult ages fill out the ensemble. Traditionally, PFC presents a major choral work each spring, holiday season concert performances, annual Messiah Sings in December, and summer concerts featuring pops-style repertoire.  PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region’s Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  PFC performances are produced in part by cooperation with See Plymouth and Plymouth County Commissioners.  For more information about PFC, please visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s Ghost Hunters
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, presents its spooky fall concert Ghost Hunters, on Saturday, October 23, 7 pm, at St. Christopher’s Church 625 Main St., Chatham, and on Sunday, October 24, 3 pm, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Rt. 28, Harwich Port. The orchestra is conducted by Founding Music Director Matthew Scinto.

“I cannot think of a better way to evoke the Halloween spirit than a concert filled with Cape Cod ghost stories and music by our orchestra. We are excited to be presenting this program in two locations for our audience members as we return live after a year of being virtual,” shares Scinto.

CCCO’s fourth season opens coincidentally just as the Cape is approaching Halloween and the holiday’s local celebrations. Ghost Hunters conjures up spooky Cape Cod folk lore in a program of ghost stories and compelling chamber music.  Peer through the keyhole into the story of Liza Tower Hill, otherwise known as the “Witch of Barnstable”, said to have danced on Mary Dunn Pond nightly with a crew of otherworldly creatures.

Composer Franz Joseph Haydn leads the hunt as the audience engages in the search for the notorious Barnstable witch in his famous Symphony No. 73 “The Hunt”. Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Death of Tintagiles tells the gloomy tale of a queen who captures a family, leaving others to attempt their rescue. The Orchestra’s performance concludes with Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for Strings, written in 1939 as Europe postured for the dark times that loomed before World War II.

Both the Chatham and Harwich Port performances will feature a costume contest for audience members during intermission, with winners chosen by the orchestra members. For more information about prizes and how to enter, please email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org.

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra prides itself on exceptional programming and its collaborative performances, a highlight of every season.  Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, CCCO’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Spotlighting living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire emphasize the championing of works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.

Tickets to Ghost Hunters are $35 general admission, children and students attend for free.  Information regarding COVID-19 policies for this concert series will be made available in October.  Tickets to all Season Four performancesare available at capecodchamberorchestra.org, by calling 508-432-1668, or at each venue door by cash or credit card.

Conductor Matthew Scinto by Jean Kirby Photography

For more information visit capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Program:

COWELL The Banshee

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Death of Tintagiles

BARTÓK Divertimento for Strings

HAYDN Symphony No. 73 “The Hunt”

Dr. Matthew Scinto, Conductor

Matthew Scinto is an emerging conductor based in Cape Cod, where he currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony under Music Director Francisco Noya. Mr. Scinto received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Boston University, where he was a student of Stefan Asbury and David Hoose and twice received the Conducting Department Award for Excellence in Conducting. Mr. Scinto has studied conducting at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center, and was invited back again in July 2018. While at Boston University, Mr. Scinto served as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston University Symphony, Chamber, and Opera Orchestras where he covered and conducted in numerous concerts and opera productions, including Boston University’s recent production of Le Nozze di Figaro in 2017. Matthew Scinto has worked with conductors Bramwell Tovey, Ken-David Masur, Stefan Asbury, Diane Wittry, Daniel Hege, Marin Alsop, David Effron, and Markand Thakar. He has conducted such orchestras as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Symphoria, the New Haven Civic Orchestra, the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, the Indian Hill Sinfonia, the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the Syracuse University Symphony, and the Boston University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

About Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra

Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Featuring living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire champions the works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.  For more information visit www.capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Oct
24
Sun
Pilgrim Journey: Songs of Faith and Courage
Oct 24 all-day

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region’s principal not-for-profit community choral ensemble, announces two special commemorative concerts honoring Plymouth’s quadricentennial celebration.  “Pilgrim Journey: Songs of Faith and Courage” is presented on Saturday, October 23, 7:30 pm, and on Sunday, October 24, 4 pm at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth.  The chorus, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Directors William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, is accompanied by brass quartet and harp.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Artistic Directors
William B. Richter and Elizabeth Chapman Reilly,
image by Matt McKee Photography,from PFC’s 20th Anniversary concert.

“This program is a complete delight – fun to sing with a wonderful, robust accompaniment”, shares Elizabeth Chapman Reilly.  “In addition to the brass and harp, our new commission ‘Arrived in Good Harbor’ features piano to inspire the listeners’ imagining of the stormy Atlantic crossing. It’s tremendously exciting to watch the commissioned work finally come to life.”

In PFC’s commemorative concert, singers and instrumentalists mark the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower in Plymouth. Initially scheduled for October 2020, this postponed concert is presented through the lens of the faith and courage of the Mayflower’s passengers as they emigrated across the sea to the new world.  The program features the premiere of a specially commissioned work by Massachusetts composer Clifton J. Noble Jr., “Arrived in Good Harbor.”  Noble worked closely with PFC’s directors to originate a choral work that incorporates texts written by William Bradford (1590-1657), noted Governor of the Plymouth Colony and a signatory of the Mayflower Compact.

Also on the program is a piece by American composer, Alice Parker, who is herself a national treasure, having promoted America’s musical heritage over a career that spans decades. “Melodious Accord,” Parker’s masterful setting of 18th and early 19th century hymn tunes in the shape-note tradition, is particularly suitable for the celebration in its reflection on the strong faith of the Pilgrims. PFC’s performance of this work will be the first in the region in many years.

 

Pilgrim Festival Chorus, conducted by
Co-Founder and Artistic Director William B. Richter, image by Dan Rapoza

Founded in 1999, PFC is an auditioned, volunteer choral ensemble with about 80 active members, representing all skill levels, dedicated to the performance of diverse genres of choral music. The group typically performs major concerts each winter and spring, and often a Messiah Sing in December.  Pilgrim Festival Singers, a PFC offshoot ensemble, performs an annual summer concert of lighter music, and occasionally sings at local community events.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus takes the safety of its members and audience seriously.  This season, the singers have committed to being fully vaccinated and are wearing masks for rehearsals and performances.  Audience members are expected to wear masks while in attendance and to keep socially distanced as possible, regardless of vaccination status.

Tickets for the “Pilgrim Journey” performances are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens, and $15 for students over 14. Children age 14 and under are admitted free. Advance tickets may be purchased online at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org or from PFC members. To reserve tickets by phone, please call Hannah Woodbury at 781-834-8601, and leave a voicemail message.  For more information, visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

About Pilgrim Festival Chorus

Since 1999, Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC) has served the South Shore as a volunteer, not-for-profit community singing ensemble dedicated to performing choral music in public and private concerts; to providing music education to its members and the public; and to encouraging and promoting the performance of quality choral music. More than 80 vocalists of all adult ages fill out the ensemble. Traditionally, PFC presents a major choral work each spring, holiday season concert performances, annual Messiah Sings in December, and summer concerts featuring pops-style repertoire.  PFC is funded in part by grants from many of the region’s Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  PFC performances are produced in part by cooperation with See Plymouth and Plymouth County Commissioners.  For more information about PFC, please visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s Ghost Hunters
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, presents its spooky fall concert Ghost Hunters, on Saturday, October 23, 7 pm, at St. Christopher’s Church 625 Main St., Chatham, and on Sunday, October 24, 3 pm, at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Rt. 28, Harwich Port. The orchestra is conducted by Founding Music Director Matthew Scinto.

“I cannot think of a better way to evoke the Halloween spirit than a concert filled with Cape Cod ghost stories and music by our orchestra. We are excited to be presenting this program in two locations for our audience members as we return live after a year of being virtual,” shares Scinto.

CCCO’s fourth season opens coincidentally just as the Cape is approaching Halloween and the holiday’s local celebrations. Ghost Hunters conjures up spooky Cape Cod folk lore in a program of ghost stories and compelling chamber music.  Peer through the keyhole into the story of Liza Tower Hill, otherwise known as the “Witch of Barnstable”, said to have danced on Mary Dunn Pond nightly with a crew of otherworldly creatures.

Composer Franz Joseph Haydn leads the hunt as the audience engages in the search for the notorious Barnstable witch in his famous Symphony No. 73 “The Hunt”. Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Death of Tintagiles tells the gloomy tale of a queen who captures a family, leaving others to attempt their rescue. The Orchestra’s performance concludes with Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for Strings, written in 1939 as Europe postured for the dark times that loomed before World War II.

Both the Chatham and Harwich Port performances will feature a costume contest for audience members during intermission, with winners chosen by the orchestra members. For more information about prizes and how to enter, please email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org.

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra prides itself on exceptional programming and its collaborative performances, a highlight of every season.  Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, CCCO’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Spotlighting living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire emphasize the championing of works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.

Tickets to Ghost Hunters are $35 general admission, children and students attend for free.  Information regarding COVID-19 policies for this concert series will be made available in October.  Tickets to all Season Four performancesare available at capecodchamberorchestra.org, by calling 508-432-1668, or at each venue door by cash or credit card.

Conductor Matthew Scinto by Jean Kirby Photography

For more information visit capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Program:

COWELL The Banshee

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Death of Tintagiles

BARTÓK Divertimento for Strings

HAYDN Symphony No. 73 “The Hunt”

Dr. Matthew Scinto, Conductor

Matthew Scinto is an emerging conductor based in Cape Cod, where he currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony under Music Director Francisco Noya. Mr. Scinto received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Boston University, where he was a student of Stefan Asbury and David Hoose and twice received the Conducting Department Award for Excellence in Conducting. Mr. Scinto has studied conducting at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center, and was invited back again in July 2018. While at Boston University, Mr. Scinto served as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston University Symphony, Chamber, and Opera Orchestras where he covered and conducted in numerous concerts and opera productions, including Boston University’s recent production of Le Nozze di Figaro in 2017. Matthew Scinto has worked with conductors Bramwell Tovey, Ken-David Masur, Stefan Asbury, Diane Wittry, Daniel Hege, Marin Alsop, David Effron, and Markand Thakar. He has conducted such orchestras as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Symphoria, the New Haven Civic Orchestra, the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, the Indian Hill Sinfonia, the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the Syracuse University Symphony, and the Boston University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

About Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra

Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Featuring living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire champions the works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.  For more information visit www.capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.