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Regifting

Aurelia's Oratorio; All About Christmas Eve; How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
Aurelia's Oratorio; All About Christmas Eve; How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 09, 2008
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Soweto Gospel Choir

Last Sunday afternoon, the Soweto Gospel Choir made Symphony Hall history — surely this is the first time that august venue has seen anyone perform a percussion arrangement on a dinner table with plates, knives, and forks.
Hymns from the 26th parallel
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 02, 2008
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Suburban Mozart that swings

It’s a tribute to the quality of Boston’s classical-music scene that a suburban orchestra like the Lexington Symphony is capable of a performance to attract the attention of those who live closer to Symphony Hall.  
Lexington Symphony at Cary Hall, Lexington, MA, September 13, 2008
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 03, 2008
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Stepping stones

The dance is large and sweeping, the music (by an unnamed recorded chorus and organist) majestic.
Tudor and Limón at Boston Conservatory
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 25, 2008
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Famoro Dioubate’s Kakande

The inventive instrumental and choral arrangements add freshness without denaturing the music’s inherent roots appeal.
Dununya | Jumbie
By BANNING EYRE  |  February 12, 2008
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Holiday favorites

For many of us, the holidays would not be the same without the familiar melodies and musical traditions we’ve grown to love.
Revive the tradition
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  November 28, 2007


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Vietnam and Victoriana

War is hell in Streamers — and few of the characters have even been to one.
The Huntington’s Streamers ; SpeakEasy’s Edwin Drood
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 19, 2007
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How it's done

The problem with the Ninth is that it gets played like a monument.
Jonathan McPhee and the Longwood Symphony perform Beethoven's Ninth
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 10, 2007

Tales by the Sea

When Island Moving Co. decides on a collaborative project to celebrate their 25th anniversary, they go for broke.
Island Moving Co.’s Newport Stories
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2007
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No stuffed shirts, please

“Winter, winter, spring, and winter.”
Haydn's Die Jahreszeiten, Symphony Hall, April 15, 2007
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 26, 2007
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Grand choral works

The traditional Roman Catholic liturgical text for a requiem mass is a prayer for the dead, evoking horrors of the last judgment.
 Johannes Brahms’s A German Requiem and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana
By BEN MEIKLEJOHN  |  March 28, 2007


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Cornucopia

The year 2007 didn’t begin on the highest note.
The BSO, the Cantata Singers, the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Celebrity Series
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  January 23, 2007
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Good music, good causes

A few fund-raisers stand out on this week’s docket.
The Scuba Steve and PARL benefits; plus, the Jesse Minute
By BOB GULLA  |  October 10, 2006

Gorillaz at the Apollo

There were puppets, singing and dancing middle schoolers, a gospel choir, a 14-piece string section from Juilliard, a who’s who of guests, including Neneh Cherry, De La Soul, Ike Turner, and a lollipop-sucking Shaun Ryder. But no Jamie Hewlett animations
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By WILL SPITZ  |  April 10, 2006
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After-dinner nuts

The Christmas season careered to a finish January 5 at Concord Academy with yet another Nutcracker, sort of, the first complete Boston performance of David Parker’s Nut/Cracked.
David Parker at Concord Academy
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 18, 2006
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Soweto Gospel Choir

If you haven’t heard much African gospel, that’s because few acts rise to the level of the Soweto Gospel Choir.
BLESSED | Shanachie
By BANNING EYRE  |  January 13, 2006