James Chi-shin Liu


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Performance Calendar 2021-2022:

(All performances subject to cancellation or rescheduling if there is a change in CDC recommendations on gatherings and activities)

Central Square Congregational Church, Bridgewater, MA:

  • Christopher M. Wicks: A Crown of Sonnets for Pentecost (poems by the composer; premiere performance)
  • Baritone soloist
  • with Sarah Bowe, soprano; Leslie Jacobson Kaye, mezzo-soprano; and Julia Scott Carey, piano
  • Part of the church service of Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., streaming to YouTube and Facebook

  • Cantata Singers digital presentation, Boston MA:

  • Singing and reading in: Jason Sabol: letters from home (poetry by Lisa Lynch, premiere performance)
  • Allison Voth, piano
  • Premiered on July 2, 2021, streaming to YouTube

  • Opera51, Concord MA:

  • Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K.620 (Schikaneder, concert performance sung in German with dialogue translated by Ruth and Thomas Martin)
  • Role: Papageno
  • Saturday, August 14 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., 51 Walden Performing Arts Center, Concord MA
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  • Cantata Singers, Boston MA:

    Immortal Bach

    Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, conductor
  • J.S. Bach: Cantata, Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, S. 130
  • Alec Roth: Shared Ground, No. 1: Lost (Vikram Seth, after George Herbert)
  • Bach: Cantata, Es erhub sich ein Streit, S. 19 (Picander)
  • Knut Nystedt: Immortal Bach (after Bach: Komm, süßer Tod, S. 478)
  • Alec Roth: Shared Ground, No. 2: Oak (Vikram Seth, after Herbert)
  • Bach: Cantata, Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg, S. 149 (Picander)
  • Bach: Cantata, Nun is das Heil und die Kraft, S. 50 (Revelation 12:10)
  • Bass chorus; Bass soloist in Cantata S. 19
  • Friday, October 22, 2021 at 8:00 p.m., First Church in Cambridge Congregational

  • King's Chapel Concert Series, Boston MA:

    Welcome Back!

  • Billings: "Modern Musick" (No. 18 of The Psalm-Singer's Amusement)
  • Paulus: Pilgrims' Hymn (Browne, from the opera The Three Hermits)
  • Cooman: What is Holy? (after Goethe))
  • Britten: Choral Dances from Act II of Gloriana, Op. 53 (Plomer)
  • Kilstofte: Enfold Us (Bassett)
  • Skempton: Music (Emerson)
  • Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music (Shakespeare, after The Merchant of Venice, Act V, Scene 1)
  • Heinrich Christensen, conductor and organ
  • Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., King's Chapel, Boston, MA.

  • Cantata Singers, Boston MA:

    Of All the Kings

    Anthony Trecek-King, conductor
  • Schütz: "Hodie Christus natus est," SWV 456
  • Poulenc: "O Magnum Mysterium" from Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël, FP 152
  • R. Nathaniel Dett: "Ave Maria"
  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio, S.248, Cantata No. 5
  • Jonathan Dove: The Three Kings
  • Margaret Bonds: Cantata, The Ballad of the Brown King (Hughes)
  • Saunder Choi (arranger): "Angels We Have Heard on High"
  • Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 3:00 p.m., First Church in Cambridge Congregational

  • Opera51, Concord MA:

  • Handel: Messiah, HWV 56: Choral Sing of Part I
  • Role: Bass soloist
  • Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., 51 Walden Performing Arts Center, Concord MA

  • Cantata Singers, Boston MA:

    Into Your Hands

    Noah Horn, conductor
  • Bach: Motet, Komm, Jesu, komm, S.229
  • Caroline Shaw: "To the Hands," for voices and strings
  • Dett: "Listen to the lambs"
  • Brandon Waddles: "He's Got the Whole World in his Hands"
  • Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232
  • Bass chorus; Bass soloist in Dixit Dominus
  • Friday, February 11, 2022 at 8:00 p.m., First Church in Cambridge Congregational

  • Opera del West, Natick MA:

  • Nicolas Lell Benavides: Pepito (Marella Martin Koch)
  • Role: Pepito
  • Sunday, March 13, 2022, The Center for Arts in Natick

  • Cantata Singers, Boston MA:

    Where Love and Hope

    Katherine Chan, conductor
  • James MacMillan: "A Child's Prayer"
  • Schein: "Dennoch bleib ich stets an dir" (No. 5 of Fontana d'Israel)
  • Schütz: "Selig sind die Toten," SWV 391 (from Geistliche Chormusik, Op. 11, No. 23)
  • Duruflé: "Ubi caritas et amor" (from Quatre Motets sur des thèmes grégoriens, Op. 10, No. 1)
  • Dove: "In beauty may I walk"
  • Jocelyn Hagen: "Hands"
  • Christopher H. Harris: "My Way Home"
  • Yehuda Yannay: "Le Campane di Leopardi" for chorus and tuned wine glasses
  • Bach: Cantata, Alles nur nach Gottes Willen, S.72
  • Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 3:00 p.m., First Church in Cambridge Congregational

  • Opera51, Concord MA:

  • Puccini: Turandot (Adami and Simoni, after Schiller and Gozzi)
  • Role: Ping
  • June 3-5, 2022, 51 Walden Performing Arts Center, Concord MA

  • Song Recital: A Doctors' Recital

    Music in which a full time physician, medical student, or teacher/researcher wrote the words, the music, or both while maintaining a health-related career, performed by three physician-musicians.
  • Beethoven: Song cycle, An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98 (Jeitteles)
  • Billroth: Lied, Todessehnsucht (Herwegh)
  • Borodin: Three Songs (Borodin):
  • Спящая Княжна (The Sleeping Princess)
  • Песня тёмного леса (Song of the Dark Forest)
  • Морская Царевна (The Sea Princess)
  • R. Schumann: 12 Gedichte, ein Liederreihe von Justinus Kerner, Op. 35
  • with Christopher Lim, piano
  • Time and location TBA

  • Last updated: January 19, 2022
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