2019-2020 WNY Choral Events

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Updated September 25: 116 events

Friday, September 13, 7:00 pm

Calvary Episcopal Church, Williamsville

Calvary Episcopal Church Choir

and Chamber Ensemble

Chilcott St. John Passion


Friday, September 13, 7:30 pm

Slee Lippes Hall, UB North Campus

Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge

UB Choirs

with Greater Buffalo Friends of Music


Sunday, September 15, 4:00 pm

St. John’s-Grace Episcopal

Buffalo Chapter AGO

Westminster Presbyterian Church Choir

Evensong & Installation of AGO Officers


Wednesday, September 18, Noon

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Garrett Martin, Organ Recital

Le Sacre du Automne


Thursday, September 19, 7:30 pm

Baker Memorial UMC, East Aurora

LYRA

Russian Vocal Ensemble


Friday, September 20, 7:30 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Staff Singer Concert


Friday, September 27, 5:30—8:30 pm

Flying Bison Brewing Company

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

with Greater Buffalo Friends of Music

BeerChoir — Oktoberfest


Friday, September 27, 7:30 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Adam Sherkin, Piano

Copland: The Music Within


Sunday, September 29, 4:00 pm

Our Lady of Pompeii, Lancaster

Church Musicians’ Guild

Members’ Recital


Sunday, October 6, 4:00 pm

Calvary Episcopal Church, Williamsville

Calvary Episcopal Church Choir

Choral Evensong

All Things Bright and Beautiful


Friday, October 18 7:00 pm

St. Benedict RC, Eggertsville

Church Musicians’ Guild

Presentation on Praise and Worship Music


Friday, October 18, 7:30 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The Western New York Chamber Orchestra

Les Illuminations


Friday, October 18, 8:00 pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Christopher Young, Concert Organist

Co-sponsored by Buffalo Chapter AGO


Saturday, October 19, 7:30 pm

Baker Memorial UMC, East Aurora

Freudig Singers

A World of Song


Saturday, October 19, 7:30 pm

Clarence Presbyterian

Vocalis

Revealed and Rediscovered


Saturday, October 19, 7:30 pm

Kenmore United Methodist Church

Buffalo Gay Men’s Choir

Evolution: You Are Light


Sunday, October 20, 3:00 pm

Buffalo Seminary

Freudig Singers

A World of Song


Sunday, October 20, 4:00 pm

Pierce Arrow Museum

Vocalis

Revealed and Rediscovered


Sunday, October 20, 3:00 pm

Kenmore United Methodist Church

Buffalo Gay Men’s Choir

Evolution: You Are Light


Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Buffalo State College Choir Concert


Saturday, October 26, 7:30 pm

St. Joseph University Church

Buffalo Choral Arts Society

Sing a New Song

with Amherst Central High School Concert Chorale


Sunday, October 27, 10:30 am

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Bach Cantata 80, Ein feste Burg is unser Gott


Sunday, October 27, 2:30 pm

Assumption RC, Buffalo

Harmonia Chamber Singers

My Spirit Sings! The Many Voices of Buffalo


Friday, November 1, 7:30 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Requiem for the Homeless

Chilcott Requiem with Westminster Presbyterian, Calvary Episcopal

and St. Joseph Cathedral Choirs


Wednesday, November 20, Noon

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Steve Edge, Baritone

Matthew Marco, Piano

Copland’s Old American Songs


Saturday, November 30, 2:00 pm

St. John de LaSalle RC, Niagara Falls

Lewiston Choraleers

Christmas Concert


Sunday, November 24, 3:00 pm

St. Mary’s, Swormville

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

Handel Messiah


Sunday, December 1, 2:00 pm

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Niagara Falls

Lewiston Choraleers

Christmas Concert


Sunday, December 1, 7:30 pm

Our Lady of Victory Basilica

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

Handel Messiah


Friday, December 6, 7:30 pm

St. Amelia RC Church, Tonawanda

Buffalo Choral Arts Society

Carols New and Old


Friday, December 6, 7:30 pm

Slee Lippes Hall, UB North Campus

UB Choirs. Magnificat

Works by Dove, Murrill, Rachmaninov, Lauridsen


Friday, December 6, 7:30 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Friends of Harmony

Holiday Concert


Friday, December 6, 8:00 pm

SS. Peter and Paul Church, Williamsville

Vocalis

A Vocalis Christmas


Saturday, December 7, 1:00 pm

St. Peter’s RC, Lewiston

Lewiston Choraleers

Christmas Concert


Saturday, December 7, 7:30 pm

Baker Memorial Methodist, East Aurora

The Advent Chorale

Handel Messiah


Saturday, December 7, 7:30 pm

St. Joseph University Church

Freudig Singers

A Christmas Pie


Saturday, December 7, 7:30 pm

Karpeles Manuscript Museum

Vocalis

A Vocalis Christmas


Saturday, December 7, 7:30 pm

North Presbyterian Church, Williamsville

Buffalo Gay Men’s Choir

Evolution: You Are Peace


Sunday, December 8, 2:00 pm

Messiah Lutheran Church

Lewiston Choraleers

Christmas Concert


Sunday, December 8, 3:00 pm

Blessed Trinity Church, Buffalo

Freudig Singers

A Christmas Pie


Sunday, December 8, 3:00 pm

St. Joseph Cathedral

Buffalo Choral Arts Society

Carols New and Old


Sunday, December 8, 3:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church, Buffalo

Buffalo Gay Men’s Choir

Evolution: You Are Peace


Sunday, December 8, 7:00 pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

UB Choirs

Nine Lessons and Carols


Friday, December 13, 10:30 am

Kleinhans Music Hall

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas


Friday, December 13, 7:30 pm

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church

Buffalo Gay Men’s Choir

Evolution: You Are Peace


Saturday, December 14, 7:30 pm

Our Lady of Pompeii RC, Lancaster

Harmonia Chamber Singers

Christmas with Harmonia


Saturday, December 14, 8:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

JoAnn’s Classical Christmas


Saturday, December 14, 7:30 pm

Our Lady of Pompeii RC, Lancaster

Harmonia Chamber Singers

Christmas with Harmonia


Sunday, December 15, 4:00 pm

Calvary Episcopal Church, Williamsville

Calvary Episcopal Church Choir

Lessons and Carols


Sunday, December 15, 4:00 pm

SS. Peter & Paul RC, Williamsville

Harmonia Chamber Singers

Christmas with Harmonia


Monday, December 16, 7:30 pm

St. Joseph Cathedral

St. Joseph Choir & The Royalton Ringers

Nine Lessons & Carols


Wednesday, December 18, Noon

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The American Caroling Company

Christmas Carols and Classics


Thursday, December 19, 10:30 am

Kleinhans Music Hall

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops


Friday, December 20, 10:30 am

Kleinhans Music Hall

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops


Friday, December 20, 7:30 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The Choirs of Westminster, The WNY Chamber Orchestra

The Buffalo Brass, QED Vocal Ensemble, WPC Handbells

Christmas at Westminster


Saturday, December 21, 8:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops


Sunday, December 21, 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops


Saturday, December 21, 7:30 pm

St. Joseph University Church

Harmonia Chamber Singers

Christmas with Harmonia


Tuesday, December 24

Consult local church listings for

featured Christmas Eve music


Wednesday, January 15, Noon

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein, Poet

Anna Mundy, Flute

The Holocaust Remembered in Music and Poetry


Sunday, January 12, 2:30 pm

Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans

The Buffalo GirlChoir

A Time to Sing

with Greater Buffalo Friends of Music


Friday, January 24, 6:00 pm

BobbyJ’s Italian Grille, Cheektowaga

Church Musicians’ Guild

Buffet Dinner with Live Music


Friday, January 24, 7:30 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

David Rose, Viola

Bach Cello Suites


Saturday, January 25, 12 Noon

St. Joseph Cathedral

Buffalo Chapter AGO

Student Recital, Lunch, Bach Yard Sale


Saturday, January 25, 8:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

Mozart Requiem


Saturday, January 25, 12 Noon

St. Joseph Cathedral

Buffalo Chapter AGO

Student Recital, Lunch, Bach Yard Sale


Sunday, January 26, 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

Mozart Requiem


Sunday, January 26, 4:00 pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Buffalo Niagara Youth Choir Concert


Sunday, February 2, 4:00 pm

Calvary Episcopal Church, Williamsville

Calvary Episcopal Church Choir

Westminster Presbyterian Church Choir

and Chamber Ensemble

Works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Roland Martin


Saturday, February 8, 8:00 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

Bernstein Chichester Psalms


Sunday, February 9, 4:00 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Greater Buffalo String Orchestra


Sunday, February 9, 2:30 pm

Kleinhans Music Hall

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

Bernstein Chichester Psalms


Wednesday, February 19, Noon

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Lorenzo Parnell, Tenor

The Art of the Spiritual


Friday, February 21, 7:30 pm

Slee Lippes Hall, UB North Campus

Co-Sponsored with Buffalo Chapter AGO

David Baskeyville, Organ Recital


Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

The Genevans from Geneva College, PA


Saturday, March 7, 7:30 pm

Location TBA

Freudig Singers

Songs for a New Age


Friday, March 13—Saturday, March 14

Villa Maria College, Cheektowaga

Church Musicians’ Guild

Annual Convocation

Dr. JJ Wright, University of Notre Dame, Speaker


Sunday, March 8, 3:00 pm

St. Joseph University Church

Freudig Singers

Songs for a New Age


Sunday, March 15, 4:00 pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Vocalis

with Amherst Center Concert Chorale

and guest choirs

Contemporary Voices


Wednesday, March 18, Noon

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Celtic Music and Art


Sunday, March 22, 4:00 pm

Calvary Episcopal Church, Williamsville

Calvary Episcopal Church Choir

Lenten Choral Evensong


Friday, March 27, 7:30 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The Western New York Chamber Orchestra

The Choirs of Wesminster

Mozart Solemn Vespers


Consult local church listings for

featured Holy Week music:

Sunday, April 5 — Palm Sunday

Tuesday, April 7 — Chrism

Thursday, April 9 — Holy Thursday

Friday, April 10 — Good Friday

Saturday, April 11 — Holy Saturday

Sunday, April 12 — Easter Sunday


Wednesday, April 15, Noon

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Matthew Marco, Garrett Martin, Piano

Stravinksy Le Sacre du Printemps


Saturday, March 28, 1:30 pm

Slee Lippes Hall, UB North Campus

ECMEA Sr High All-County Mixed Chorus

Jake Runestad, Guest Conductor


Saturday, April 25, 7:00 pm

Buffalo Grand Hotel

Buffalo Niagara Concert Band

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

with support from GBFOM

Johan de Meij Return to Middle Earth


Sunday, April 26, 2:00 pm

St. Joseph Cathedral

Buffalo Choral Arts Society

An Afternoon with Dan Forrest


Sunday, April 26, 4:00 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The Westminster Handbell Choir

Spring Concert


Saturday, May 2, 7:30 pm

St. James UCC, Hamburg

Freudig Singers

Songs from the Garden


Sunday, May 3, 3:00 pm

Buffalo Seminary

Freudig Singers

Songs from the Garden


Sunday, May 3, 5:00 pm

St. Louis RC, Buffalo

Church Musicians’ Guild

Choral Festival

Frank Scinta, Conductor


Thursday, May 7, 7:00 pm

St. Joseph Cathedral

West Seneca West Sr High Music Dept

Annual Mothers’ Day Concert


Friday, May 8, 7:30 pm

Slee Lippes Hall, UB North Campus

UB Choirs

Lux — Music of Light


Friday, May 8, 7:30 pm

The Saturn Club

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Annual WPC Friends of Music Gala


Saturday, May 9, 7:00 pm

St. Joseph University Parish

UB Choirs

Lux — Music of Light


Friday, May 15, 7:30 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

The Westminster Choirs in Concert


Sunday, May 17, 4:00 pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Buffalo Niagara Youth Choir

Spring Concert


Sunday, May 17, 4:00 pm

Calvary Episcopal Church, Williamsville

Calvary Episcopal Church Choir

Festive Choral Evensong


Friday, May 29, 7:00 pm

Location TBA

Church Musicians’ Guild

Annual Mass, Awards, Annual Meeting


Saturday, May 30, 7:30 pm

500 Seneca Building—3rd Floor Atrium

Vocalis

Icons and Legends 2


Monday, May 18, 6:30 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Buffalo Chapter AGO

Members’ Recital, Annual Meeting, Dinner


Friday, May 29, 7:30 pm

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Buffalo

Buffalo Gay Men’s Choir

Evolution: You Are Proud


Saturday, May 30, 7:30 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Buffalo Gay Men’s Choir

Evolution: You Are Proud


Sunday, May 31, 4:00 pm

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church

Vocalis

Icons and Legends 2


Wednesday, June 3, 7:30 pm

Location TBA

Amherst HS Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Dan Forrest Requiem for the Living


Sunday, June 7, 3:00 pm

Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda

Buffalo Choral Arts Society

Beatles to Broadway


Sunday, June 7, 10:30 am

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Bach Cantata 176, Es ist ein trotzig und verzat Ding


Sunday, June 7, 3:00 pm

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

J.S. Bach Magnificat and Cohen Alzheimer’s Stories


Sunday, June 21, 4:00 pm

Kenan House, Lockport

Chamber Music Concert

Trio Campana

with Greater Buffalo Friends of Music


Thursday, July 16 — Monday, July 20

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ottawa, Montreal

Vocalis

O Canada! 2020 Summer Tour