2016 - 2017 Season



2015 - 2016 Season


  • Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7:30 PM
    St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose

    Sunday, December 6, 3:00 PM
    First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Wakefield

    Luminous Night

    An evening of gorgeous choral works celebrating the season. Featured works are Luminous Night of the Soul by Ola Gjeillo, Little Tree by Eric Whitacre and Then Shall a Star from Jacob Shine Forth by Mendelssohn.

  • Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM
    St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose

    The Life and Times of Anne Frank

    The main focus of this concert is music that explores the hopeful and sometimes despairing relationship of art during times of world distress. The second half of the program will feature the chamber ensemble version of Annelies by British composer, James Whitbourn

  • Friday, June 3, 2016, 7:30 PM
    Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7:30 PM
    Memorial Hall, 590 Main St., Melrose

    Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Join us for this monumental and important work of the modern musical era. Polymnia and an "all-star" orchestra will present two concert performances at Memorial Hall starring Danny Zolli!

2014 - 2015 Season


  • Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:30 PM
    St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose
    Sunday, December 7, 3:00 PM
    First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Wakefield

    A Festive Song!

    A concert of seasonal music through the ages. Works will range from festive music of the early renaissance to modern day and will finish with our annual carol sing.


  • Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM
    St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose

    PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas       SCHUBERT: Mass in G

    Polymnia will perform a semi-staged version of Purcell's operatic masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, followed by Franz Schubert's exquisite Mass in G.

  • Saturday, June 6, 2015, 7:30 PM
    Memorial Hall, 590 Main St., Melrose

    Sondheim and Schwartz

    The music of Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz. Celebrating the huge body of Broadway hits, this promises to be an unforgettable evening!



  • 2013 - 2014 Schedule


    • Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7:30 PM
      St. Mary's Church, 46 Myrtle St., Melrose

      Canticles of Light

      Polymnia celebrates the wonders of the season in a collaboration with the Treble Chorus of New England. The concert is topped off by a carol sing!

    • Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7:30 PM
      St. Mary's Church, 46 Myrtle St., Melrose

      Mozart Requiem

      Polymnia Choral Society is delighted to present the Mozart Requiem with professional orchestra and soloists. The concert will also feature the world premiere performance of Demetrius Spaneas' As If for mixed chorus and orchestra. Guest soloists will include Adriana Repetto, soprano, Eileen Christiansen, mezzo soprano, Joseph Holmes, tenor, and Dana Whiteside, baritone.

    • Saturday, June 7, 2014, 7:30 PM
      Memorial Hall, 590 Main St., Melrose

      Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

      Join Polymnia for a fun-filled night of music by the Beatles with a complete performance of the iconic album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band!

    2012 - 2013 Schedule




    Celtic Christmas

    A Ceremony of Carols Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) plus Celtic arrangements of seasonal favorites with Irish tenor Brendan Carroll and a live painting performance by Melrose artist Tom Sutherland

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 at 7:30 PM

    St. Mary's Church, 46 Myrtle Street, Melrose


    THE ROYAL LINE

    Requiem John Rutter (1945-) with selections from England's best known composers

    SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    St. Mary's Church, 46 Myrtle Street, Melrose


    BROADWAY and More! SPRING POPS

    featuring Wakefield tenor Joseph Holmes

    SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street, Melrose

    2011 - 2012 Schedule




    A Victorian Christmas

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    First Congregational Church, 121 West Foster Street, Melrose

    Join the Polymnia Choral Society in their annual family Holiday destination! Music will feature Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Jason Robert Brown's Chanukah Suite, and other seasonal works including the "Hallelujah Chorus". One of Boston's favorite baritones, Dana Whiteside, will join Polymnia in this wonderful, Melrose holiday tradition.


    Romantic Revolution

    FAURÉ REQUIEM

    SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    St. Mary's Church, 46 Myrtle Street, Melrose

    Come and revel in one of the most romantic and atmospheric choral works ever created. This intimate evening will also feature a professional orchestra and soloists,
    with rising soprano, Evangelia Leontis.


    Spring Pops in Melrose!

    A SALUTE TO THE "GREAT WHITE WAY"
    SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012 at 7:30 PM
    Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street, Melrose
    Join your Polymnia Choral Society in an evening filled with exciting songs from the Broadway stage.

    Sondheim, Kander and Ebb, and many more!
    Featuring the winner of the Polymnia Choral Society's Spotlight on High School Talent.

    2010 - 2011 Schedule




    CONCERT I

    A Victorian Christmas

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    First Congregational Church, 121 West Foster Street, Melrose

    You are all invited to our home for the holidays celebration! Friends and family will come together for this holiday concert featuring familiar carols and other beautiful compositions for the season. Polymnia will also perform well- known excerpts from the Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus.


    CONCERT II

    Romantic Revolution:

    MUSIC FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE ROMANTIC ERA

    SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    St. Mary's Church, 46 Myrtle Street, Melrose

    Come together for Polymnia Choral Society's concert featuring Michael Haydn's Requiem. This piece was composed in Salzburg and greatly influenced Mozart as he composed his own requiem. The first half of the program will include arias and choruses from the beginning of the Romantic period and will feature Melrose favorite, Eileen Christiansen.


    CONCERT III

    A Frank Sinatra Tribute

    SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street, Melrose

    Nothing says Spring like Polymnia Choral Society's Spring Pops concert! Don't miss this exciting annual event. Back by popular demand is up and coming chanteuse, Dayna Brown. The Society will also perform a tribute to Frank Sinatra and feature the next winner of the High School Musical Theatre Contest.

    2009 - 2010 Schedule




    CONCERT I

    A Victorian Christmas

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    First Congregational Church, 121 West Foster Street, Melrose

    Buxtehude's In dulci jubilo, Higdon's O Magnum Mysterium, plus seasonal selections


    CONCERT II

    Words of Wisdom and Love

    SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School, 350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose

    Pirke Avot: Sayings of the Fathers-Mark Kross featuring the composer and the Melrose High School Concert Choir


    CONCERT III

    Spring Pops in Melrose!

    SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street, Melrose

    featuring the jazz ensemble The Majors and the winner of our second annual Musical Theatre Contest

    2008 - 2009 Schedule


    2007 - 2008 Schedule


    • Sunday, March 9, 2008, 4:00 PM
      St. Mary's Church, 46 Myrtle St., Melrose

      ROMANTIC REVOLUTION

      * Requiem in C Minor (1816) - Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)

      Come join conductor Murray Kidd for a talk on this extraordinary requiem at 3:30 p.m., prior to the start of the show.

      The Cherubini Requiem greatly influenced Verdi, Berlioz and many of the worlds most famous composers and was originally performed in a crypt. If Beethoven had an iPod, the Cherubini Requiem would have topped his playlist.


    • Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, 2008, 7:30 PM
      Memorial Hall, 590 Main St., Melrose

      AN IRISH CELEBRATION WEEKEND

      * Friday night featuring Blue of a Kind
      * Saturday night featuring Polymnia Choral Society performing "The Letters From Ireland"

    • Saturday, May 17, 2008, 7:30 PM
      Memorial Hall, 590 Main St., Melrose

      BROADWAY AND BASEBALL

      A Pops Concert in Nine (short) Innings.

      Featuring exerpts from the musicals "Damn Yankees", "Casey at the Bat" by William Schuman, "Pajama Game", "Guys and Dolls", "Chess" and other Broadway gems!