Calliope’s Call is a new, professional, and innovative art song performance group based in New England. Our artists are professional emerging and established singers and instrumentalists from around the country performing in New England and surrounding areas. Calliope’s Call creates unique and dynamic programs of art song by contemporary and new composers as well as by traditional composers to share with our audiences.

2022 Young Singer Competition

Applications Open Jan 1st!

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Art song is a music composition for voice and instrumental accompaniment on poetic texts. Generally art songs are written for voice and piano, but can also include other instruments. A group of songs with a story line or common theme to be performed together is called a song cycle. The concert format is that of a recital, typically in a smaller concert space as the genre is very intimate. Whereas the texts and stories in opera are conveyed through multiple elements: the staging, sets, and costumes, the poetic texts of art song are conveyed solely by the communication between singer and pianist and the audience.

2021 Call for Scores

Announcing the Score Call Winners!

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WHO IS CALLIOPE? ((/kəˈlaɪ.əpiː/)

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Calliope was one of the nine Greek muses of music, song, and dance. Each muse was given a specific artistic realm, and Calliope was the goddess of epic poetry and eloquence. Her name means "beautiful-voiced." Since art song is a music composition for voice and instrumental accompaniment on poetic texts, Calliope’s Call signifies our intent to gather fine performers in this genre as well as call together audiences who share our appreciation for the art song recital.

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Help Calliope’s Call continue to create exciting and innovative art song programs!

Calliope’s Call is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Our Next Performance!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our Jan 2022 performances of With One Voice will be postponed until next season. Please check back for updates on future performances.

Evolution: The Composer's Journey

Saturday, April 30, 2022, 7:30pm

All Saints Parish
Music Room
1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
$20 General Admission
$10 Students

Sunday, May 1, 2022, 3:00pm

First Church and Parish in Dedham
670 High Street, Dedham
$20 General Admission
$15 Students & Seniors


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Boston, US
Email: calliope@calliopescall.org