Past BSR Recitals

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. 

Barbara Quintiliani
Taylor House Bed and Breakfast, Boston, Massachusetts

Join BSR for a special evening of music and cheer as we celebrate our new website and the campaign that made it possible. BSR board and staff will entertain you with a set of vocal music favorites, and soprano Barbara Quintiliani will be our special guest with her husband Stewart Schroeder at the piano. 

In addition to Ms. Quintiliani, performers will include Keith Eric Brinkley, Margaret Felice, Fran Rogers, and Jonathan Saxton. The celebration begins at 6:00 pm, and the music starts with a musical toast at 6:30. 

Celebration of American Song

A five-season retrospective recital of American art song, honoring outgoing Board Member and recital series artistic director Beverly Soll. The recital featured past BSR recital performers with Beverly Soll at the piano. Thanks to John Archer of Danvers for hosting the recital at his lovely home.

The Gift of Song poster
The First Church in Swampscott, Swampscott, Massachusetts

A unique celebration of the music and poetry of our African American heritage. In addition to the body of well-known spirituals, there is a wealth of powerful but little known poetry and music by African Americans whose lives span 1866 to the present. On this recital you will hear the “voices” of 15 composers and 15 poets, male and female. We will begin and end with songs of recently freed slaves as presented to the world by the Jubilee Singers of Fisk University in the years immediately after the American Civil War.