Concerts

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Scotland the Brave

Saturday, May 19, 2018
7:30pm
First Congregational Church
Holliston


  • Scotland the Brave Traditional c. 1911 [arr. Eva Conley Kendrick]
  • Afton Water [arr. Lee R. Kesselman]
  • Lewis Bridal Song [John Roderick Bannerman, arr. Eva Conley Kendrick]
  • Ally Bally Bee [Robert Coltart, arr. Douglas E. Wagner]
  • Wild Mountain Thyme [Francis McPeake]
  • The Keel Row [Traditional c. 1770]
  • The Lass from the Low Countree [John Jacob Niles, arr. J. Stanley Shepherd]
  • Loch Lomond Traditional c. 1841 [arr. Anne-Marie Hildebrandt]
  • The Flowers of Edinburgh [arr. Kenneth Finlay]
  • Mouth Music [Dolores Keane]
  • Caledonia [Dougie MacLean]
  • Skye Boat Song [Anne Campbelle MacLeod, arr. Greg Gilpin]
  • Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled [lyrics Robert Burns arr. Wendy Smith/Richard Larraga]
  • O Can Ye Sew Cushions [lyrics Robert Burns, arr. Robert Rhein]
  • Oh, wha’s for Scotland and Charlie? [arr. Herbert Horrocks]
  • Tàladh ar Slànair [Traditional]
  • Hebrides Lullaby [Gwyneth Walker]
  • The Rowan Tree [arr. Lee R. Kesselman]
  • Flower of Scotland [Roy Williamson, arr. Eva Conley Kendrick]

 

Composer Spotlight: Eva Conley Kendrick

Eva Conley Kendrick writes in many media including choral music, opera, musical theatre, chamber music, song cycles and orchestral works. Awards include the Judith Lang Zaimont Prize from the International Alliance of Women in Music, 15 ASCAPLU$ awards, and grants from the American Composers Forum and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 

She received an Honorable Mention from The American Prize in the Opera/Theater Division and has been a Semi-Finalist in the Opera/Theater and Chamber Music Division. Her operas include Wish You Were Here, The Break-Up, American Flag and Emily, a chamber opera about Emily Dickinson. Her operatic works have been performed by Boston Opera Collaborative, Thompson St. Opera Company (Louisville, KY) and Gateway Opera (St. Louis, MO). Her choral music has been performed throughout the country. 

She is the Chair of the Music Theory & Composition and Voice Departments at the Community Music Center of Boston, where she is Composer-in-Residence; Director of Music at First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Medfield; Professor of Voice at Dean College, and Director of the Eva Kendrick Voice Studio. She holds a Masters of Music in Composition with Distinction from the Longy School of Music. For more, please visit www.evakendrick.com.

A Christmas Concert

Saturday
December 9, 2017
7:30pm
Wellesley Village Church
Wellesley


  • Breath of Heaven [Amy Grant]
  • Coventry Carol [arr. Victor C. Johnson]
  • Lullaby [Daniel Elder]
  • Mele Kalikimaka [Robert Alex Anderson]
  • O Come All Ye Faithful [John Francis Wade]
  • Stars I Shall Find [Victor C. Johnson]
  • There is Faint Music [Dan Forrest]
  • Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day [John Rutter]
  • Veni, Veni, Emmanuel [Michael John Trotta]
  • What Child is This [arr. Molly Ijames]
  • What Sweeter Music [John Rutter]
  • While Shepherds Watched [Craig Courtney]
  • Hodie Alleluia [Mark Sirett]
  • Sleigh Ride [Leroy Anderson]

A Potpourri Concert

Saturday, March 3, 2018
​7:30pm
First Congregational Church
Holliston


  • Adiemus [Karl Jenkins]
  • And Can It Be? [Dan Forrest]
  • Arise, My Soul [Dan Forrest]
  • Be Thou My Vision [arr. Dan Forrest]
  • Dirait-on [Morten Lauridsen]
  • Down in the River to Pray [Alison Krauss]
  • For Good [Stephen Schwartz]
  • Gate, Gate [Brian Tate]
  • Hail Holy Queen [arr. March Shaiman]
  • Hallelujah [Leonard Cohen, arr. Mark Brymer]
  • Homeward Bound [Marta Keen, arr. Jay Althouse]
  • Lauliku lapsepõli [Veljo Tormis]
  • Oye [Jim Papoulis]
  • The Seal Lullaby [Eric Whitacre]
  • Sigh No More, Ladies [Ruth Morris Gray]
  • Siyahamba [arr. Henry Leck]
  • Till the Stars Fall from the Sky [Sally K. Albrecht]