BSR sponsors a regular recital series that showcases local singers and serves to promote art song and the recital format in the community. Over the last 6 years, more than 50 singers have been showcased in recitals built around specific themes:

  • Celebration of American Song: A Retrospective Recital Honoring Beverly Soll
  • The Gift of Song: Voices of Black America (featuring the late, great artist, Robert Honeysucker)
  • A Musical Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
  • A Musical Portrait of Emily Dickenson
  • All Music, All Delight: A Tribute to John Duke
  • Songs of the Sea
  • A Virtual Cabaret in memory of Stephen Sondheim

Past Recitals

Announcement for the Songs of Sondheim Virtual Cabaret

Join BSR as we "Remember" the music from legendary career of the unparalleled Broadway composer, Stephen Sondheim!

Our virtual cabaret will premiere on March 5 at 7pm and feature BSR members Melynda Davis, Keith Eric Brinkley, Aurora Martin, Nate Ramsayer, Emily Baker, Brian Demar Jones, and Jessica Jacobs, as well as our Executive Director, Brendon Shapiro, on the piano. If you can't join us for the premiere, don't worry - the cabaret will remain available on our Youtube Channel for you to watch at your convenience. 

Composers' Lab

Coming June 17! A live concert debuting new music by local composers. 

The BSR Composers' Lab pairs singers and composers to create new music for voice and piano. Our duos have been hard at work this spring and will debut their pieces at First Parish of Dorchester. 

Singers: David Rivera Bozón, Alexandra Alene Dietrich, Angelica Grau, Nathan Halbur, Rydia Vielehr.

Composers: Jennifer Citarelli, Haeyun Kim, Carol Koffinke, Qianni Lin, Bernie Zelitch.

Pianist: Brendon Shapiro

Voices on the Breeze

BSR will feature some of their finest member singers in an outdoor concert on October 3 at 1:00 pm, streaming on SparrowLive. 

The concert will stream from the Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley. Tickets will not be sold and seating will not be available but patrons can purchase entry to the garden to hear live singing from a safe distance.