Regional concerts this Sunday

A community band, choral group, and symphony orchestra will compete for area audiences this weekend.

Above: The ICB, AVM, and SPM will all perform Sunday. (images cropped from flyers and contributed photo)

This Sunday, March 26th is a good one for music lovers. Three area musical groups will be holding concerts in Southborough and neighboring towns: The Interboro Community Band, Symphony Pro Musica, and Assabet Valley Mastersingers.

Here are your choices.

ICB flyer Spring 2023The Interboro Community Band will perform a free concert in Westborough at 2:00 pm. (No registration is required.)  They will be featuring music from the movies. (Examples in the flyer include Raiders of the Lost Ark, Skyfall, Moon River, and West Side Story’s “Somewhere”.)

This band for adults and students was launched decades ago out of Algonquin as a Northborough-Southborough band. These days it welcomes area residents from the boroughs area. Westborough High School auditorium, 90 West Main St, Westborough: Free instrumental concert featuring music from the movies.

Churchill conducting SPM in 2019 (contributed photo)Symphony Pro Musica is celebrating its 40th season. The March concert, conducted by March Churchill, will feature Mahler 5. The concert:

marks the first time in nearly 25 years the orchestra has performed this monumental composition. Churchill states “Mahler’s Fifth Symphony is one of the towering achievements of Mahler’s unique genius. This broadly conceived five-movement work covers the entirety of human existence from the archly tragic opening funeral march to the heavenly Adagietto for harp and strings, a love letter to the composer’s beloved wife Alma.” Mahler struggled with the work and revised it numerous times,
feeling that its time was 50 years into the future.

Yeonjae Cho (contributed)As a lovely and much more innocent prelude to the symphony, the program opens with Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate with another captivating rising star of classical music, soprano Yeonjae Cho, who will charm and excite you with her exquisite vocal artfulness.

As usual, attendees can join them 45 minutes before the concert begins for a pre-concert talk.

The concert is 3:30 pm in Southborough, at St. Mark’s School, Putnam Family Arts Center, Class of ’45 Hall. (Click here for a map.)

Students are always able to attend SPM concerts at no charge. Adult tickets are $25/general admission and $20/senior. (Group rates are also  available – call 978-562-0939, or email To reserve tickets, click here.

AVM Spring Concert flyerAssabet Valley Mastersingers’ spring concert “Coronation Celebration” will take place 3:30 pm at at Algonquin Regional High School (79 Bartlett Street, Northborough).

The large chorus, with soloists and backed by an orchestra, will perform “Behold, O God, Our Defender” by Herbert Howells. The piece was “composed for Queen Elizabeth’s 1953 coronation and performed at her Jubilee and her funeral”. They will also perform “Coronation Anthems” by G.F. Handel, and “Coronation Mass” by W.A. Mozart. 

Tickets are $20 per student/senior and $25 for general admission

Click here for tickets and more details, or use the QR code.

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