“Beethoven’s Ninth made the [Best of 2010] list ... with an ‘Ode to Joy’ finale that brought down the house.”



 





The 2013-14 Concert Season

Early in 2013, Artistic Director Betsy Burleigh announced that she had accepted a tenured professorship in choral music at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University–Bloomington. A national search led the Board of Trustees to appoint Christine Noel as the Singers’ sixth artistic director.


Saturday, October 19, 2013, at The Vets, Providence

The Planets

Women of the Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
Larry Rachleff, Music Director
Michael Christie, Guest Conductor

Gustav Holst

The Planets


Saturday, November 9, 2013, at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Providence
Sunday, November 10, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Church, Cranston

The Britten Legacy   More about the concert

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director
Patrick Aiken, Organ

Benjamin Britten

Jubilate Deo in E flat

Charles Villiers Stanford

Justorum Animae

Gerald Raphael Finzi

God Is Gone Up
My Spirit Sang All Day

Edward Elgar

Ave Maris Stella

Stanford

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, from Op. 81

Britten

Antiphon
Festival Te Deum
Hymn to St. Cecilia
Hymn to the Virgin

Britten

Rejoice in the Lamb


December 7, 2013, at The Vets, Providence

Messiah

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
Larry Rachleff, Music Director
Francisco Noya, Resident Conductor, conducting

George Frederic Handel

Messiah


Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Providence

Haydn and Mozart   More about the concert

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director
Teresa Wakim, Soprano; Emily Marvosh, Mezzo-soprano
Gregory Zavracky, Tenor; Nicholas R. Laroche, Baritone

Franz Joseph Haydn

Missa in Angustiis  (“The Nelson Mass”)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ave Verum Corpus
Vesperae Solennes de Confessore


Saturday, April 26, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Church, Providence
Sunday, April 27, 2014, at George Kent Performance Hall, Westerly

All American   More about the concert

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director

William Billings

Chester
I Am the Rose of Sharon

Joseph P. Webster

The Sweet By and By

Aaron Copland

The Promise of Living

Samuel Barber

Reincarnations

Morten Lauridsen

Sa Nuit d’été
Soneto de la Noche
Sure on This Shining Night

Ola Gjeilo

Dark Night of the Soul
The Ground

Elena Ruehr

Bears (a Wachner Fund for New Music commission)
Poem by Adrienne Rich

Stephen Paulus

The Road Home

Samuel Ward (Alice Jordan, arr.)

America the Beautiful

Alice Parker/Robert Shaw (arr.)

Saints Bound for Heaven


Saturday, May 10, 2014, at The Vets

Daphnis et Chloé

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
Larry Rachleff, Music Director, conducting

Maurice Ravel

Daphnis et Chloé