Upcoming Concert

Trial by Jury and “The Trials of Love in the Spring!” – favorite opera excerpts…

Crescendo Chorus, Soloists, and an Instrument Ensemble, co-directed by Christine Gevert and
John-Arthur Miller

The duo of Gilbert and Sullivan are famous for their ridiculous twists and turns of the plot. Virtually all of their works are spoofs and satires of the British legal and social class system. Their wit and sense of irony go beyond musical theater to comedy in general. The popular one-act comic opera Trial by Jury is presented in a semi-staged, costumed version. The story is a “breach of promise of marriage” lawsuit in which the judge and legal system are the objects of lighthearted satire. The second part of this performance is entitled “The Trials of Love in the Spring!,” and features some of the most favorite solo and ensemble numbers from Gilbert & Sullivan operas Patience, The Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore, Iolanthe, The Mikado, Ruddigore, and Princess Ida. This lighthearted musical and theatrical production concludes our 20th anniversary season.

Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 6 pm
Trinity Church, Lakeville, CT

Sunday, May  5, 2024 at 4 pm
Saint James Place, Gt. Barrington, MA


Covid Prevention Policy: Masking recommended for audience members. These policies will be adapted according to community transmission rates.


A Dramatic Early Baroque Oratorio and a Twelve-Voice Mass

Recorded Sunday March 24, 2024

Crescendo Vocal Ensemble, Pablo Bustos – Jephte, and Christina Kay, soprano as Filia, and Douglas Williams, bass-baritone as Historicus, and Period Instrument Ensemble, directed by Christine Gevert.

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Latest recordings:

Recorded: March 2, 2024
Bach & Paganini – Solo Violin Music

Carols for the Earth

Recorded: December 16, 2023
Carols for the Earth

Now you can watch Crescendo’s concerts at home at any time with our virtual concert portal – Crescendo at Home!

We want to keep choral and baroque music experiences alive not only during the pandemic, but also for your pleasure, comfort and for anyone who is not able to attend concerts in person.

Recorded in high quality audio by former Carnegie Hall engineer Leszek Wojcik, and filmed in high definition by Charlette Media Productions, we offer you an experience that is similar to being there in person. It even brings you closer to the performers than you ever would in a live concert.

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SINGERS based in the Berkshires are invited to join Crescendo’s Ensembles: Crescendo Chorus, Crescendo Vocal Ensemble, Crescendo Young Artists Program. We have openings for both amateur and paid professional positions in all voice groups. A limited number of scholarships are available. We regularly perform in Lakeville, CT and Great Barrington, MA. Learn more, and schedule and audition by writing to: crescendo@crescendomusic.org

These concerts have been made possible in part with support from CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.