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From left, Adwoa Rampiah-Bonney, Sarah Fischer and Arlee Lovett-Dietrich chat between songs during a recent rehearsal at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amherst.

The sound of music: Hampshire Young People’s Chorus marks 15 years of youthful singing

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

First they shook their hands and feet and shoulders as the chorus director counted in Spanish. Then they did scales to piano accompaniment, singing the notes with the words, “I love to sing.” Once warmed up, they sang several verses, with intricate harmonies, of an arrangement of the old spiritual “Go Down, Moses.” Next assignment? Sing the verses and chorus …

Weekend Planner — Music: Da Camera Singers perform Friday in Hadley

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A musical setting of the Mass based on a hymn by St. Thomas Aquinas, the “Missa Pange Lingua” was written by the Franco-Flemish composer Josquin des Prez around 1515 and had a strong influence on later composers, including Bach and Mozart. Da Camera Singers are set to perform this rarity, as well as …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: ‘The Great Mix CD Mix-Up’ — A musical message in a bottle

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January? Dullsville. Gray skies, gray ground, treacherous ice, bitter cold. But luckily every year there’s an event that transforms any winter rut with colorful new sights and sounds: “The Great Mix CD Mix-Up.” Since 2009 it’s been a regular Valley concert event for music geeks of all ages: Showgoers are invited to bring …

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Advance bookings

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin — Sat., Jan. 17, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $25, $35. 586-8686, iheg.com Eddie Izzard — Sat., Jan. 17, 9 p.m., Foxwoods. $45-$65. foxwoods.com Fleetwood Mac — Sat., Feb. 7, 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $125, $195. mohegansun.com Foreigner, Jamie Kent …

Weekend Planner — Kids: music with Nick Deysher

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

While engaging imagination and musicianship to transport kids to outer space in one song and then back in time 65 million years to stomp around with the dinosaurs in another, children’s singer Nick Deysher keeps the sensibilities of …

Weekend Planner — Music: Northern Harmony’s ‘Music in Midwinter’

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Based in Vermont, Northern Harmony is a shifting collaboration of singers and instrumentalists that explores choral traditions from the Renaissance to contemporary world music. In its latest configuration — a quartet consisting of Suzannah Park, Emily Miller, Patty …

Track Record

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Pinkprint Nicki Minaj Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records; $16.88 Maybe we knew — even in 2010 — when Nicki Minaj released her debut set, that beneath the fluorescent wigs and zany accents, there resided a real-life grown-up. On …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Jeff Daniels at the Iron Horse and other music happening this week in the Valley

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Jeff Daniels doesn’t just tell stories through his acting roles (HBO’s “The Newsroom,” the “Dumb & Dumber” movies, “The Purple Rose of Cairo” and countless other films and TV shows) — he’s also a singer/songwriter with a knack …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: 2014: A year to remember — a ‘best of’ wrap-up

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The year 2014 has waved goodbye, and before my memory slips away with it, here’s a Clubland “best of” wrap-up, sharing concert highlights of the previous year, where more than ever venues seemed to be super-packed or cricket-quiet; …

Weekend Planner — Clubs: Amherst Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

On Monday night the Amherst Jazz Orchestra will mark the start of its 16th year of bimonthly performances at the Amherst Brewing Company. Appearing on the first and third Mondays of each month, the AJO — founded and …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: Clementine reunites at the O’s in Sunderland and other musical happenings this week in the Valley’s clubs and restaurants

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The guitar-driven rock sound of the post-Nirvana ’90s comes roaring back to life when the reunited Clementine plays its first show in more than 15 years, at the O’s in Sunderland Friday at 8:30 p.m. To celebrate the …

Headliners: Rock Voices: America’s Community Rock Chorus; the Sub Rosa Collective

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Like karaoke, only bigger One measure of the expansion of the Valley Rock Choir is the fact that it recently jettisoned its parochial name and rechristened itself more grandiosely as Rock Voices: America’s Community Rock Chorus. Another is …

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dancing with the Stars Live — Fri., Jan. 9, 8 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $45. mohegansun.com Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin — Sat., Jan. 17, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $25, $35. 586-8686, iheg.com Eddie Izzard — Sat., Jan. 17, 9 p.m., Foxwoods. $45-$65. foxwoods.com Fleetwood …