“Sunday’s performance of Beethoven’s ‘Missa Solemnis’ ... was a triumph and a revelation.”
Our 45th season
Requiem | October 14-15, 2016
The Providence Singers’ 45th season began with the Mozart Requiem, a guest performance with the Rhode Island Philharmonic.
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Messiah | December 10, 2016
Christine Noel conducted the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Providence Singers, and soloists in the tenth annual December performance of Handel’s masterwork.
Music for Chorus and Percussion | March 11-12, 2017
It’s not a combination that’s heard often: chorus with marimba, celesta, harp, fingersnaps, handclaps, bells, gong, and other percussion. The Singers will perform works by contemporary American composers Eric William Barnum, Dominick DiOrio, Dan Forrest, Eric Whitacre, and a new work by Michael Galib, the Singers assistant conductor. Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Charles Ives’ Psalm 90 complete the program.
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Music of Scandinavia and the Baltics | May 13-14, 2017
The Aurea Ensemble joins the Providence Singers to perform music of Ēriks Ešenvalds, Ola Gjeilo, Edvard Grieg, Leevi Madetoja, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, and Jean Sibelius.The concert features six works by Gjeilo, including the world premiere of a work for chorus, piano and string quartet, commissioned by the Providence Singers through its Wachner Fund for New Music.
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A season extra: Our fourth studio recording
Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living, performed by the Singers in November 2014, made a lasting impression on chorus and audience alike. (His Sanctus — “Pleni sunt caeli” / “The heavens are full”) — drew inspiration from images taken by the Hubble telescope.) In January 2017, the Singers traveled to Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass., to record the piece, for chorus and chamber orchestra.