Summer is upon us! Here are some local musical events to attend:

Zamir Goes Baroque!                                                                                        Wed, May 23, 7:30 p.m. and Thu, May 24, 7:30 p.m., Brandeis University Led by Artistic Director Josh Jacobson, the Zamir Chorale of Boston will explore rarely heard Jewish polyphony from the 17th and early 18th centuries. Zamir will be joined by an instrumental ensemble, led by renowned violinist Daniel Stepner. NB: our bass section leader, Luca Antonucci, is the conducting intern for Zamir Chorale.

“Every End Is a New Beginning” MIT Cambridge Chinese Choral Society (CCCS) Saturday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. at MIT Kresge Auditorium.                                                                                        Coinciding with the centennial of the end of World War I and taking place on Memorial Day weekend, the program revolves around themes of parting and remembrance. The centerpiece of the concert is Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light: A Requiem, while the Chinese-language selections give a nod to graduating students and the immigrant community, for whom parting is an inevitable shared experience.

Rainbow Connection: Pride                                                                              Thu, May 31, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Start Pride Week on the right note — Join Boston Choral Ensemble for our fourth concert of the season, Rainbow Connection: Pride! During this concert we will celebrate LGBTQIA+ colleagues with music and texts by LGBTQIA+ writers and composers.

Visions of Shalom                                                                                              Sun, June 10, 7:30 p.m, Temple Reyim Tenor soloist Cantor Peter Halpern and clarinetist Cantor Becky Khitrik join Koleinu in music by Bonia Shur, unique and beautiful Sabbath settings of Frederick Piket, and the thrilling music of Leonard Bernstein, along with other choral offerings. Tickets available at

And if you want to keep your singing chops in shape, here are some events:

Masterworks Chorale Summer Sings.                      Summer 2018 Sings, 8 PM The Courtyard Room at Grace Chapel 59 Worthen Road, Lexington MA

Date                     Composer                  Music                          Conductor

June 12                BRAHMS        Ein Deutsches Requiem        Kevin Leong           June 19                VIVALDI                  Gloria                             Kevin Leong           June 26                FAURÉ                 Requiem                           Kevin Leong           July 10                 HAYDN          Lord Nelson Mass                   Kevin Leong         July 17                 MOZART             Requiem                            Anne Watson Born   July 24                 POULENC              Gloria                             Anne Watson Born