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Worlds will come together when the Harmonia Chamber Singers welcome Toronto’s famous Nathaniel Dett Chorale. The two groups are giving a concert together in Buffalo's Holy Angels Church. The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, founded in 1998, is Canada’s first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk…

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Buffalo's Harmonia Chamber Singers have two ambitious events planned. Led by Rev. Robert Duerr, guest conductor, the choir is reaching for the next level with music ranging from the medieval era to modern times. "The Road Home" takes place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and is described as "a requiem for those we love." The concert, without intermission, is designed to unfold sea…

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Autumn is full of fun. Even the most devoted summer-lovers can't resist the lure of apples and pumpkins, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the World's Largest Disco. At the same time, with the sun setting earlier and winter closing in, our thoughts grow deeper. Our minds turn naturally to matters of eternity and the supernatural. How to sort it all out? With classical musi…

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The Harmonia Chamber Singers are known for their explorations of challenging classics, both modern and ancient. On May 19 and 20, however, the group is ending its season with "A Night at the Theater." It's a concert of music from movies, television and musicals.  On tap are songs from such shows as "Wicked," "Godspell," "Carousel," "The Sound of Music," "Miss Saigon," "Ell…

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Do you hear what I hear? It's a multilayered din. The rumble of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, barreling toward Buffalo. Countless choruses warming up for their annual Christmas extravaganzas. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's musicians tuning up for its glittering holiday concerts. Embrace it. It's there for a reason. James Burritt, the director of the singing …

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The Harmonia Chamber Singers are heading for Carnegie Hall. At 8 p.m. March 13, the Buffalo group will be joining two Canadian a cappella groups for “A Cappella Next!” a one-night festival.This weekend, Harmonia will be warming up for this watershed event with “Into Light,” its mystical spring concert. It will be illuminated, as has become tradi…

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Buffalo is fortunate for our two celebrated chamber choirs, Vocalis and Harmonia, which is something of a spinoff of the older group. Artistic Director Robert Pacillo is a longtime fan of the Tridentine Latin Mass and the group brings the right seamless sensibilities to the chant “Veni Sancte Spiritus.” I like the time-bending nature of the 15 songs on the disc. There are…