Region – Assabet Valley Mastersingers (AVM) will celebrate its 40th anniversary in a concert on Sunday, May 6, at 3:30 p.m. at Jay Performing Arts Center, St. John’s High School, 378 Main St., in Shrewsbury. The widely treasured “Requiem in D” of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be the featured attraction, chosen in part due to its prominent presence in the first concert given by Assabet Valley Mastersingers in May of 1978. Also included in the program will be “A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day,” composed in 1998 by Clifton J. Noble as commissioned by AVM.
The Mastersingers chorus of approximately 75 members will be joined by vocal soloists soprano Andrea Ehrenreich, mezzo Pamela Dellal, tenor Matthew Anderson, and baritone John Salvi with orchestra under the direction of AVM Founder and Artistic Director Robert P. Eaton.
In the past 40 years Assabet Valley Mastersingers has gained praise for performance excellence and innovative programming in central Massachusetts and takes pride in a history of hiring professional vocal soloists and instrumentalists who enjoy the collaboration.
Concert tickets may be purchased through www.AVMsingers.org or in advance at David French Music Co., Westborough; Gray’s Carpet Center, Northborough; Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union; English Garden 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 from the regular price of $25 and $20 for students and senior citizens. Tickets at these outlets will be available until Friday, May 4.
The Performing Arts Center is accessible to the physically challenged, and large print programs will be available. For further information, call 978-562-9838 or visit www.AVMsingers.org.