UPCOMING CONCERTS AND EVENTS 

 

VAP SPRING CHORAL CONCERT

Featured on the concert will be our five choruses–H+H Singers, Youth Chorus, Young Men’s Chorus, Young Women’s Chorus, and the Young Women’s Chamber Choir– performing Volkmar Leisring’s Fili et FiliaePueri Hebraeorum by Palestrina, Gabriel Fauré’s Tantum Ergo, along with many other works, including a variety of folk songs, and spirituals, along with contemporary a cappella arrangements.  2015 Annual Vocal Arts Program Spring Choral Concert Boston Latin School Sunday, May 17 at 5pm $5 Admission.  Please note: Tickets must be purchased in advance online at VAP TICKETS.  A limited amount or tickets will be available at the door.

VAP SPRING HIGH SCHOOL SOLOISTS RECITAL

Students in this program have been studying with instructors and coaches at our education partner institution, New England Conservatory Preparatory School, where they study voice, diction, and participate in master classes. NEC’s Williams Hall Wednesday, June 3 at 7.30pm Free admission

VAP CHORUS AUDITIONS

Boston Latin School
Saturday, May 2, 12.30-5pm
Saturday, August 29, 9.30am–2.30pm
Saturday, September 12, 12.30–3.30pm

VAP HIGH SCHOOL SOLOISTS AUDITIONS

New England Conservatory, Saturday, June 13, 10.30am-1pm

For more information on auditions or the Vocal Arts program, please contact Assistant Director,  Education Bill Pappazisis by email or call 617 262 1815 x126.

NEW & NEWSWORTHY SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP FUNDING

AUSTRIA AND CZECH REPUBLIC TOUR The H+H Education Department is exploring opportunities for the Young Men’s, Chorus, Young Women’s Chorus, and the Young Women’s Chamber Choir to perform in the cities of Vienna and Prague in the summer of 2015 as part of H+H’s Bicentennial celebration. The tour will include public performances in both cities, along with opportunities to learn about and visit two of Europe’s most significant musical and cultural capitals. More news on this exciting opportunity will be announced in the coming weeks!
  SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP FUNDING H+H is the recipient of major multiyear grants from the Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation and the Linde Family Foundation. These grants will allow H+H to sustain and expand music education and choral programming in the Joseph E. Lee K–8 School in Dorchester and the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Jamaica Plain for up to three additional years. Currently, H+H provides afterschool music programs for Lee School students and a choral program for its middle schoolers during the regular school day. At the Kennedy School, students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 receive weekly music instruction during the school day. The program will be expanded to all students in Grades 2 and 3 over the next two years.

WINNERS OF THE 2015 CANDACE MACMILLEN ACHTMEYER AND BARBARA E. MAZE AWARDS

The H+H Education Committee is pleased to announce this year’s VAP award recipients. The three recipients will perform at the VAP Soloists Recital on June 3 at NEC.

Irene Benites
(Westborough, MA)

Irene is currently in her senior year at Westborough High School. She has been singing soprano in H+H’s Young Women’s Chorus and has been enrolled in the High School Soloists Program since the beginning of her junior year in high school.  Of her H+H experience, Irene says, “I have been granted so many more opportunities to sing and to learn about music than I ever expected, and I credit what I have learned in my short time to Handel and Haydn.  I have gained the inspiration to continue music in college from my peers, mentors, and conductors in this program.”  In the fall, Irene plans on enrolling in a dual major program in which she will study vocal performance and music education. Her career goals include becoming a professional singer and music educator.

Read more about the Candace MacMillan Achtmeyer Award»

Elizabeth George
(Boston, MA)

Elizabeth attends the Boston Latin School, where she is currently a senior.  She has been enrolled in H+H’s Vocal Arts Program since age ten.  Between her experiences at Boston Latin School and H+H, Elizabeth has immersed herself in music and singing. “I absolutely love singing and love Baroque and Classical music, and that is in large part due to my involvement with H+H.  I have grown immensely, both as a performer and as a person, due to VAP.  I really would never have fully realized my potential and drive for singing if it were not for H+H; for that, I’m incredibly grateful.” Elizabeth plans on double majoring in vocal performance and physics.

Read more about the Candace MacMillan Achtmeyer Award»

 

Lisa Barone
(Methuen, MA)

Lisa attends the Manhattan School of Music, where she is enrolled in the Master of Music in classical vocal performance.   Lisa has already gained recognition in her performances at the Manhattan School of Music’s Opera Theatre, where she was cast in featured roles in Ernest Bloch’s Macbeth and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.  Lisa also sings in the school’s Contemporary Opera Ensemble. This past spring she  performed a recital of operatic repertoire by Benjamin Britten, Susan Botti, Jonathan Dove, and Domenik Argento.  In addition to her work at the Manhattan School of Music, she is a Choral Scholar at the Oratorio Society of New York City where she was the soprano soloist in Haydn’s Creation at Carnegie Hall.  Lisa writes that, “The Vocal Arts Program was the foundation of my musical training, and I consider my time in VAP to be one of the most important musical opportunities I have received.  VAP provided instruction and exposure to music that enhanced my commitment to my art.”

Read more about the Barbara E. Maze Award for Musical Excellence»

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