Dec
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Messiah Sing in New Bedford, MA

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Allison will sing the alto solos in Part One of Handel's Messiah. This is a Messiah Sing, so the audience is encouraged sing along with members on the Greater New Bedford Choral Society on this choral masterwork! A limited number of scores will be made available; if your have your own, bring it. This event will follow the New Bedford City Tree Lighting; make an evening of it and maybe start a new holiday tradition.

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Jan
7
3:00pm 3:00pm

Bach Christmas Oratorio in New Bedford, MA

Allison joins the Greater New Bedford Choral Society and orchestra to sing the alto solos in Parts IV, V, and VII of Bach's Christmas Oratorio. These later parts of the Christmas Oratorio are not as frequently performed as the first three parts; they are written for New Year's Day, The Journey of the Magi, and the Feast of the Epiphany. Information regarding tickets will be available on the GNBCS website.

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Aug
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sakonnet Music at Simmons Cafe in Adamsville, RI

Sakonnet Music (Allison Messier and Jono Babbitt) will appear on Simmons Café's Friday Night LIVE series. Music will include classic songs from the 1920s-1940s as well as original songs by our friend, Nobody Jones. Simmons Café will offer delicious local fare including lobster, vegan options, ice cream, and beer & wine. This is an outdoor event.

 

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Jul
30
3:00pm 3:00pm

Solo Bach Cantata BWV 170 in Norfolk, CT

On 30 July, Allison joins the Litchfield County Choral Union and music director Jonathan Babbitt in presenting an all-Bach program. Allison will be featured in the solo Alto cantata BWV 170, Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust. Located on the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, the iconic Music Shed, renowned for its superb acoustics and unbroken sight lines, is the venue for the perennial favorite summer event in Norfolk, Connecticut. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $20 for Students and Seniors.

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Apr
17
to Apr 21

Opera New Hampshire Outreach Program

Allison will visit ten elementary schools in southern New Hampshire with Opera NH's outreach program. The Opera NH Children's Opera Program reaches thousands of young people each year. In this program, four singers and a pianist will present a brief introduction to opera, perform arias and duets, and answer questions. For more information, visit Opera NH's website.

 

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Jan
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

Christmas Concert and Carol Sing in Swansea. MA

On the tenth day of Christmas, Allison Messier and Jonathan Babbitt will present a concert of traditional Christmas music of the Western Church at St. Francis of Assisi in Swansea, MA. Repertoire will include a variety of carols, some dating back to the 13th century. This concert, which will also include a sing along, is FREE and open to the public. 

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Dec
24
10:00pm10:00pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Little Compton UCC

Celebrate Christmas Eve on the Little Compton common. In collaboration with Music Director Michael Bahmann, baritone Jonathan Babbitt, and the choir of the Little Compton UCC, Allison will present a program of seldom heard works including Gounod's Chantez Noël and Adorabunt Nationes by Friedrich Heinrich Himmel. The evening will also feature the newly-rebuilt Chickering grand piano that, together with the Ruffati organ, form the backbone of the church’s instrumental program. 

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Dec
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

Sakonnet Music Christmas at Sandywoods, Tiverton, RI

Allison, Jono Babbitt, and friends offer Christmas favorites close to home at Sandywoods Center for the Arts. Hold the dark and cold at bay with songs and carols of the season. Doors open at 7:00. Concert at 7:30. BYOB and food, too. Tickets are $15 prepaid/$20 at the door. To order tickets, click here: Sandwoods Music website

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Aug
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Sakonnet Music Live! at Wishing Stone Farm, Little Compton, RI

Allison and pianist Jono Babbitt bring their international careers home to roost when they appear as Sakonnet Music Live! at Wishing Stone Farm in Little Compton at 6 PM on August 13th. Look for tunes from Brahms to the Beatles and Debussy to Dylan . . . old classics you love and opera you didn’t know you knew! Music will happen in the garden accompanied by excellent food and drinks for purchase. Check out the Wishing Stone Farm website for more information.

 

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Jul
24
3:00pm 3:00pm

Gilbert & Sullivan with the Litchfield County Choral Union

On 24 July, Allison joins the 117-year-old Litchfield County Choral Union at the Yale Summer School of Music and Art in presenting the Gilbert & Sullivan scenes and vignettes. Under the leadership of Music Director Jonathan Babbitt, the Choral Union will offer fully staged and costumed scenes from lolanthe, H.M.S Pinafore, Patience, and The Mikado. The 1909 vintage Music Shed, renowned for its superb acoustics and unbroken sight lines, is the venue for the perennial favorite summer event in Norfolk, Connecticut. 

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Jun
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

French Song Recital in Litchfield, CT

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2016 DUE TO MR. BABBITT’S BROKEN WRIST.  CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE RESCHEDULED DATE!

Allison's passion for French song, particularly the late works of Gabriel Fauré, will be celebrated when she collaborates with organist and pianist Jonathan Babbitt in presenting Faure's song cycles La Chanson d'Eve and L'Horizon Chimerique at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Litchfield, CT. This recital will also feature visual interpretation of the songs by Lynn Simmons and Scott Glushien, faculty members of the Art Department at Assumption College. Allison plans to record this program later in 2016, and make it available as a CD in early 2017.

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May
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

French Song Recital in Worcester, MA

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2016 DUE TO MR. BABBITT’S BROKEN WRIST.  CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE RESCHEDULED DATE!

Allison's passion for French song, particularly the late works of Gabriel Fauré, will be celebrated when she collaborates with Cathedral Music Director Jonathan Babbitt in presenting Faure's song cycles La Chanson d'Eve and L'Horizon Chimerique at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Worcester, MA. This recital, offered as part of the Cathedral's ongoing music series, will also feature visual interpretation of the songs by Lynn Simmons and Scott Glushien, faculty members of the Art Department at Assumption College. Allison plans to record this program later in 2016, for release in early 2017.

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May
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

French Song Recital in Swansea, MA

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2016 DUE TO MR. BABBITT’S BROKEN WRIST.  CHECK BACK SOON FOR THE RESCHEDULED DATE!

Allison's passion for French song, particularly the late works of Gabriel Fauré, will be celebrated when she collaborates with organist and pianist Jonathan Babbitt in presenting Faure's song cycles La Chanson d'Eve and L'Horizon Chimerique at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Swansea, MA. This recital will also feature visual interpretation of the songs by Lynn Simmons and Scott Glushien, faculty members of the Art Department at Assumption College. Allison plans to record this program later in 2016, and make it available as a CD in early 2017.

 

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