The First Baptist Church in Melrose invites you to the upcoming concert.
Kick-Off for the 160th anniversary celebration of the
establishment of the First Baptist Church, Melrose
The Saengerfest Boston Men's Chorus will be coming to Melrose
First Baptist Church on Saturday, April 9th at 4PM to kick-off
the year long celebration of the church's 160th anniversary celebration!
This well known group composed of 60 male choristers performs throughout New
England and has traveled to London, Lisbon, and throughout Canada.
Sponsored by First Baptist Church
Questions and tickets, please call 781.665.4470,
The Concert will last approximately 1 1/4 hours with an intermission. Refreshments will be served after the concert. The profits from the concert will go to the church's Restoration Fund.
"Saengerfest" means singing festival. Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus is made up of
approximately 60 male choristers based in the Greater Boston area. The men of
Saengerfest enjoy the camaraderie of singing at weekly rehearsals and
performing in four or five concerts each year. The traditional but wide-ranging
repertoire includes folk songs, love songs, spirituals and sacred music, classical
excerpts, traditional English and Welsh songs and anthems, and an occasional
The Men’s Chorus was officially formed in 1991
after some 45 members of the parent Saengerfest Chorus were invited by the
officers of the London Welsh Male Voice Choir to participate in the latter’s
Festival of Welsh Male Choirs in London’s Royal Albert Hall in October 1992.
Since then the Men’s Chorus has sung numerous concerts throughout New England
often supporting a variety of charities in their fund-raising efforts.
The Chorus has sung regularly in the biennial
Albert Hall Welsh Male Chorus Festivals. Other performances have included
Carnegie Hall, Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals, Boston’s Museum of Fine
Arts and on WGBH 89.7 FM. In addition to London, the group has also traveled to
Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, Canada, and Lisbon, Portugal.
Sound Investment echoes
the days of college à cappella groups. An outgrowth of the Boston Saengerfest
Men’s Chorus and the parent organization, it was formed in 2003 to add another
dimension to the Men’s Chorus concerts. The ensemble’s repertoire runs from
barbershop to doo-wop and vocal jazz.