Bridging Traditions: From Psalm to Mass

Assabet Valley Mastersingers

Congregation B’nai Shalom at 117 East Main Street in Westborough will be the site of the Assabet Valley Mastersingers concert with orchestra on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at 8 pm. “Bridging Traditions: From Psalm to Mass” will feature two works born in times of tumult. Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass (Mass in Time of Distress) was composed during the Napoleonic Wars but foreshadowed Nelson’s victories. Chichester Psalms was conceived by Leonard Bernstein shortly after President Kennedy’s assassination and the murder of close friend Marc Blitzstein. In combining Jewish and Christian choral traditions Bernstein was implicitly pleading for peace in the young country of Israel. AVM’s Artistic Director Robert P. Eaton will conduct the ensemble including soloists soprano Dana Lynne Varga; mezzo Pamela Dellal; tenor Gregory Zavracky; and baritone John Salvi.

Concert tickets may be purchased through or in advance at Gray’s Carpet Center, Northborough; David French Music Co., Westborough; Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union; English Gardens Florist, Southborough; Serendipity Jewelry, Art, & Whimsy, Hudson; and both Joy-Den Jewelers and Main Street Café in Marlborough. Advance sale tickets from outlets in these six towns are discounted $3 (three) from the regular price of $25 (twenty-five) and $20 (twenty) for students and senior citizens.

Congregation B’nai Shalom is accessible to the physically challenged, and large print programs will be available. For further information please call (978) 562-9838 or reference Partial funding for the Assabet Valley Mastersingers, a non-profit organization, has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, in support of local Arts Councils in Ashland, Boylston, Grafton, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough, and Westborough.

Assabet Valley Mastersingers, a non-profit regional arts organization based in Northborough MA for 41 years, is seeking a part-time General Manager to work collaboratively with the Artistic Director, Director of Technology & Media, Executive Board, and with numerous volunteers in the general management of the AVM concert season. and click on General Manager.

Alene Cole, Publicity

Assabet Valley Mastersingers

(978) 562-9838
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Congregation B’nai Shalom
117 East Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581
United States