2009 BSRF Event

2009 BSRF Event

The Singers' Voice
Gala Benefit Concert
October 3, 2009

On October 3, 2009, at the Church of the Covenant in Boston, over 50 of Boston's finest singers joined forces to raise money for the Boston Singers' Relief Fund. Musicians from the Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, Opera Boston, Blue Heron, Tanglewood Festival Chorus and more performed works by Mendelssohn, Durufle, Lauridsen and Mechem, along with guest soloists Barbara Kilduff, soprano; Michael Calmés, tenor and Donald Wilkinson, baritone. Murray Kidd conducted. Timothy Steele and Fred MacArthur accompanied. Many thanks to all the performers, volunteers, donors, audience members, and concert committee members who borught this concert to life and helped us raise nearly $8,000 for the Boston Singers' Relief Fund.

      Murray Kidd, conductor;  Timothy Steele, piano;  Fred MacArthur, organ

1. Richte Mich Gott, Op.78, No. 2 - Felix Mendelssohn
2. Beati Quorum Via - Charles Villiers Stanford
3. I Was Glad - Hubert Parry
4. Ubi Caritas et Amor - Maurice Durufle

5. Agnus Dei from Messa di Gloria - Giacomo Puccini
            Michael Calmes, tenor;  David Kravitz, baritone
6. The Lee Shore - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
7. Serenade to Music - Ralph Vaughan Williams
            Jodi Hagen, violin
8. Mein Herr Marquis from Die Fledermaus - Johann Strauss
            Barbara Kilduff, soprano
9. Where Your Bare Foot Walks - David Childs
10. Io Piango - Morten Lauridsen
11. Dan-u-el - Kirke Mechem
12. Witness arr - Jack Halloran
13. For All We Know - J. Fred Coots, arr. Brent Pierce

"Local Singers Launch Worthwhile Relief Fund" by Brian Jones - The Boston Musical Intelligencer.

2009 Gala Concert Committee:
Peter Gibson
Brett Johnson
Murray Kidd
David Kravitz
Henry Lussier
Randy McGee
Martha Peabody
Clifford Rust
Lynn Shane
Dana Whiteside