Spring 2019 Season

Spring 2019


Led by Nick Page

With guest Joyce Andersen

Join the Mystic Chorale led by Nick Page this spring as we bring our performances back to Cary Hall in Lexington and present THE FIDDLE SINGS, celebrating the joy of making music.

The program will feature a range of fiddle songs exploring Klezmer, Bluegrass, Blues, Dixieland, and Baroque music along with pieces from Eastern Europe and South Africa. We will open with the jubilance of Cat Stevens’ “If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out,” followed by J. S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring” with words of peace by Pete Seeger ; an exciting, mostly English version of  “Yidl Mit’n Fidl;” Nick Page’s arrangement of the Serbian folksong “Niska Banja,” which has been sung by over a million singers!;  and the upbeat Spiritual, “Little David, Play on Your Harp.”    A small auditioned subset of the chorus will sing James Taylor’s “New Hymn” (Note: The Mystic Chorale is a non-auditioned chorus.  The small chorus was created to give some a greater challenge.)

We are thrilled to be joined this season by three featured guests. Joyce Andersen is a remarkable master fiddler and singer/songwriter, about whom Nick Page extols, “Joyce performs with an angel on one shoulder and a demon on the other… wickedly joyful!”  Listen to her captivating talent on her song “Common Groundand on the Shaker Hymn “How Can I Keep From Singing,” both included in this season’s program.   We welcome back our old friend Billy Novick, swinging on his clarinet, and the always amazing Jonathan Singleton on piano and leading the band.

Come be part of what the Mystic Chorale does best… singing from our hearts, singing as community, making the world a better place, one song at a time.

 Singer sign-up fee:  $105.     (Scholarships available)


Tuesdays at 7:30pm March 12 – May 14  7:30-9:30 First Parish, Arlington  Directions and Parking

 Sectional rehearsals in Vestry (may be used for missed regular rehearsal)

3/28  Altos @ 6:30-8 pm; Sopranos @ 7:30 – 9 pm  First Parish, Arlington  Directions and Parking

4/4  Basses @ 6:30-8pm pm; Tenors @ 7:30-9 pm  First Parish Directions and Parking

Dress Rehearsal at Cary Hall 5/16, 7:00 – 10:00  Cary Hall, Lexington Directions and Parking


May 18, 7:30 pm  Cary Hall, Lexington Directions and Parking

May 19,  3:30 pm  Cary Hall, Lexington Directions and Parking

Potluck & Annual Meeting in Vestry May 21, 7:00 to 8:30 pm  First Parish, Arlington  Directions and Parking



Saturday May 18, 2019 7:30 pm
Sunday May 19, 2019 3:30 pm