Past Performances - Fall 2019 - IAP 2020




The MIT Chapel was designed by Finnish America architect Eero Saarinen and dedicated in 1955.

His nearby Kresge Auditorium and Kresge Oval complete the set. 

Read a News story from their 50th anniversary.

Click on the photo to see a video of the designing of the Chapel.



Meridian Singers in Concert:  Wednesday, January 29, 2020,  Noon,  MIT Chapel


Join the Meridians, directed by Michael Barrett,  for their concert, “A Renaissance Sampler,” featuring music by such composers as Palestrina, Josquin des Prez, Victoria, and Taverner.



Wednesday, October 2 at noon in Killian Hall - 14W

“Sister Act!”

They say “a woman without her sister is like a bird without her voice”.  Why not have both? 

Join vocalist and MIT Lincoln Laboratory employee Amanda Casale and her sister,Samantha Casale,
as they bring a series of Broadway duets to MIT's Killian Hall on Wednesday, October 2nd

This is a showcase of classical and contemporary favorites you will not want to miss!




Wednesday, October 23 at noon in Killian Hall - 14W

Felicia Gavilanes, mezzo-soprano,  with pianist Jean Anderson-Collier

Acclaimed as “sensitive and impassioned” by Opera News, mezzo-soprano Felicia Gavilanes is a Boston Lyric Opera Steven and Jane Aiken Emerging Artist alumna, where she has performed as The Double in The Handmaid’s Tale, First Bridesmaid in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Rosina in BLO’s outreach presentations of The Barber of Seville. A frequent performer in both mainstage and concert roles throughout New England and beyond, recent debuts include Teatro Lírico Nacional de Cuba, Odyssey Opera, Winter Opera St. Louis, Gulfshore Opera, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks Chorale, and Fine Arts Chorale. A dual citizen of the U.S. and Italy, Felicia completed her Bachelor of Arts in Italian Literature and Music from Dartmouth College, her Master of Music with Honors from the New England Conservatory, and her Doctorate from Florida State University. Felicia will next be heard as the Alto Soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Dartmouth College Glee Club.

Jean Anderson Collier joined the Conservatory in 2010 and is currently the primary opera coach. She also coaches singers privately in the voice program. Collier has also served on the faculty of New England Conservatory since 1999, where she teaches diction and song repertoire classes and works as a recital and opera department coach. She has worked with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Providence, Brevard Music Festival, the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, and the University of California Summer Vocal Institute. She was formerly the staff pianist and head of class piano at Miami University (Ohio). Collier maintains an active performing career as a recitalist in the United States and Europe. Since 2008, she has served as a vocal coach for the Flagstaff in Fidenza summer opera program, a training program in Italy for opera singers sponsored by Northern Arizona University. Collier holds a D.M.A. in collaborative piano from New England Conservatory, where she studied with Margo Garrett, Irma Vallecillo, and Kayo Iwama. She also holds master's degrees from Miami University (piano performance) and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (collaborative piano), as well as a bachelor's degree from Cincinnati Christian University in piano performance and theology. She received further training as a Tanglewood fellow, at the Hochschule Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and at the Cleveland Art Song Festival.







Wednesday, November 6 at noon in Killian Hall - 14W

A Double Bill featuring The Leafy Greens and Hilltop Sunset

The Leafy Greens is an acoustic duo focused on vocal harmonies. 
Instruments include guitar, banjo, and ukelele. We enjoy creating new arrangements of traditional folk tunes. 

Lead vocals by Drew Bjorn, lead instrumentals by Willow Wisp.



Hilltop Sunset combines metaphor-heavy poetry with the universal language of music to produce a unique form of understanding and elicit effortless empathy.

His songs are intended not only to be heard, but listened to; while the music is catchy and accessible, each lyric is carefully crafted to paint a picture greater than the sum of its parts.
Personal stories of love, loss, politics, and self-improvement permeate his songs, which range from high-energy and emotional to slow and thoughtful to up-beat and playful.


You are warmly invited to a Poetry Reading - Wednesday, December 18, 2019 -  12:00 to 12:45PM  in the Koch Institute Auditorium (76-156). 


MIT poets Briana Crockett, ess Kohler, and James Eggleston reading selections of their own works

***Admission free***

Coffee and treats will be served.

We hope that you can save the date and join us.





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