The Outer Cape Chorale      
and Chamber Singers                   
Upcoming Concerts: 



Echoes of Africa!


Friday & Saturday
December 12 & 13   7 pm
Provincetown Town Hall

Sunday Dec 14   3 pm
Orleans' Nauset Middle School

 


About our director


JON ARTERTON began his musical journey as a choirboy at Washington's National Cathedral. He was twice a Tanglewood Vocal Fellow at the Berkshire Music Festival, and holds a Master's Degree from The New England Conservatory of Music where he also served as Assistant Conductor of Choruses. He was the founder and musical arranger of The Flirtations, the proudly gay a cappella group seen on HBO, Good Morning America and in the film Philadelphia. He toured with the group for a decade singing all over Europe and the Americas, singing in such places as Carnegie Hall and Yankee Stadium. He also holds an MFA degree in Acting from Smith College, and appeared as an actor in many regional and Off-Broadway productions, and in The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall on Broadway. He gives periodic Singing Workshops, and has given master classes at the Gay and Lesbian Choruses Small Ensemble Festival in Louisville, the Contemporary A Cappella Society Conference in Boston, and the Augusta Heritage Music Festival in Elkins, WV. He serves as the Director of Music at Provincetown’s U.U. Meeting House and performs multi-layered songs with his solo voice and a digital looping device called an Echoplex. He and his husband James Mack often perform togetherand have recorded a CD  "Legally Married...and the sky didn't fall."

 

THE OUTER CAPE CHORALE which was founded in February 2002 by its conductor Jon Arterton and several friends has grown to a group of 140 enthusiastic singers. Relying on the support of their many fans, the chorus offers their concerts free of charge to the public in an effort to bring their joy of singing to as many people as possible. They are a non-auditioning chorus of singers who travel to Provincetown from all over Cape Cod to sing. They made their debut to a capacity crowd in Provincetown's Town Hall singing Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes. Since then they’ve also performed a wide variety of classical works including Mozart's Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Bach’s Cantata 4, Haydn’s Mass in the Time of War and Creation, John Rutter’s Magnificat, Gabriel Faure’s Requiem, Franz Schubert’s Mass in G, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace and Dewi Sant, Luigi Cherubini’s Requiem in c minor, Ariel Ramirez’ Misa Criolla, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and selections from his Mass.  They have also presented somewhat lighter fare including a program of American music called Mostly Gershwin, a concert version of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, a concert of songs from around the world, a concert of Great Opera Choruses, a concert of music from Broadway, and two immensely popular concert series: songs by the Beatles and a program called Flashback: The Music of Paul Simon, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro and James Taylor. 

Photograhpy by John Gullett


The Chamber Singers are about twenty members of the larger ensemble. They perform year-round and have performed all over the Outer Cape, including twice opening for The Cape Symphony Orchestra at their annual Pops Concert in Orleans.

The Chorale is organized as a 501c3 non-profit organization, and has prospered due to the generous support of their community. In keeping with their philosophy of bringing their joy of singing to as many people as possible, they’ve adopted the somewhat radical policy of making their concerts free of admission charges!


 

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Photos from our recent "Sondheim!" concert at Orleans's Nauset Regional Middle School    Photograhpy by Rodney Lewis
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