Concert

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.   

Tickets:  $20      

Sponsored by First Baptist Church Women's Ministries    

Questions and tickets, please call 781.665.4470,

or saengerfest.org

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 show tune.

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.