Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents Bernstin, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentieth Century American Masters
Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents Bernstin, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentieth Century American Masters

Conducted by Craig Jessop, Guest Conductor

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein,
the 80th birthday of William Bolcom, and the music of Samuel Barber.

Program Sponsors: Stephen and Jane Hochberg
Pre-concert Lecturer: Kathlene Ritch
Pre-concert Lecture Sponsors: Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents Bernstien, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentith Century American Masters
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents Bernstien, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentith Century American Masters

Conducted by Craig Jessop, Guest Conductor

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein,
the 80th birthday of William Bolcom, and the music of Samuel Barber.

Program Sponsors: Stephen and Jane Hochberg
Pre-concert Lecturer: Kathlene Ritch
Pre-concert Lecture Sponsors: Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: The New World - Journey from the Inca Trail
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: The New World - Journey from the Inca Trail

Conducted by Joshua Habermann, Artistic Director

Latin American Baroque repertoire from the 1600s and 1700s performed in collaboration with Caminos del Inka instrumentalists and enhanced with multi-media images from the Caminos del Inka archive in Peru.

Pre-concert Lecturer: Jesús Castro-Balbi, DMA

Pre-concert Lecture Sponsors: Janusz and Brahna Lauger Wilczynski
August 2nd Concert Sponsors: James Murphy and Roxanne Howe-Murphy

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents Benstein, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentieth Century American Masters
Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents Benstein, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentieth Century American Masters

Conducted by Craig Jessop, Guest Conductor

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein,
the 80th birthday of William Bolcom, and the music of Samuel Barber.

Program Sponsors: Stephen and Jane Hochberg
Pre-concert Lecturer: Kathlene Ritch
Pre-concert Lecture Sponsors: Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: The New World - Journey from the Inca Trail
Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: The New World - Journey from the Inca Trail

Conducted by Joshua Habermann, Artistic Director

Latin American Baroque repertoire from the 1600s and 1700s performed in collaboration with Caminos del Inka instrumentalists and enhanced with multi-media images from the Caminos del Inka archive in Peru.

Pre-concert Lecturer: Jesús Castro-Balbi, DMA

Pre-concert Lecture Sponsors: Janusz and Brahna Lauger Wilczynski
August 2nd Concert Sponsors: James Murphy and Roxanne Howe-Murphy

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: Bernstien, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentieth Century American Masters
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents: Bernstien, Bolcom, and Barber: Twentieth Century American Masters

Conducted by Craig Jessop, Guest Conductor

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein,
the 80th birthday of William Bolcom, and the music of Samuel Barber.

Program Sponsors: Stephen and Jane Hochberg
Pre-concert Lecturer: Kathlene Ritch
Pre-concert Lecture Sponsors: Margie Edwards and Ellie Edelstein

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale present: The New World - Journey from the Inca Trail
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale present: The New World - Journey from the Inca Trail

Conducted by Joshua Habermann, Artistic Director

Latin American Baroque repertoire from the 1600s and 1700s performed in collaboration with Caminos del Inka instrumentalists and enhanced with multi-media images from the Caminos del Inka archive in Peru.

Pre-concert Lecturer: Jesús Castro-Balbi, DMA

Pre-concert Lecture Sponsors: Janusz and Brahna Lauger Wilczynski
August 2nd Concert Sponsors: James Murphy and Roxanne Howe-Murphy

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Seraphic Fire sings with Aspen Chamber Symphony, at Aspen Music Festival
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Seraphic Fire sings with Aspen Chamber Symphony, at Aspen Music Festival

RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major

MOZART: Requiem in D minor, K. 626

Pianist Lise de la Salle has been hailed by Gramophone magazine as a “talent in a million,” and The Washington Post, in a recent review, said that she “played so well that, for much of the concert, the audience had to remember to breathe.” Hear de la Salle in a performance of Ravel’s infectious, jazz-infused, and, at times, ethereal Piano Concerto in G major.

Seraphic Fire’s Professional Choral Institute at AMFS is the only summer program in the country that trains up-and-coming talents for a career in ensemble singing. Students in the program join forces with members of Seraphic Fire’s professional vocal ensemble to perform Mozart’s hauntingly beautiful Requiem, based on the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead. Mozart died while composing this work, which, famously, was commissioned by a patron who didn’t reveal his identity to Mozart but turned out to be Count Franz von Walsegg. Over the past two centuries, numerous musicians — beginning with Mozart’s pupil Franz Xaver Süssmayr, whom Mozart dictated notes to while he was dying — have made their own completed versions of this unforgettable work.

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Seraphic Fire: This is Seraphic Fire, at Aspen
Aug
20
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire: This is Seraphic Fire, at Aspen

VICTORIA: Pange lingua “more hispano”
MONTEVERDI: Laudate pueri Dominum from Vespro della Beata Vergine
VICTORIA: Regina coeli
ALVARO BERMUDEZ: Padre Nuestro
JAKE RUNESTAD: I Will Lift Mine Eyes
DOMINICK DIORIO: I Am
CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS: Four Levertov Settings
POSTON: Jesus Christ The Apple Tree
INGRAM MARSHALL: Hymnodic Delays
TRADITIONAL/PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY: Select African-American Spirituals

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A Recital by Seraphic Fire and Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute Singers at Aspen Music Festival
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

A Recital by Seraphic Fire and Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute Singers at Aspen Music Festival

TAVENER: Funeral Ikos
ARVO PÄRT: Bogoróditse Dyévo (Mother of God and Virgin)
WOLFRAM BUCHENBERG: Ich bin das Brot des Lebens from Vier geistliche Gesänge
ANDREA GABRIELI: Magnificat for Twelve Voices
WAGNER/CLYTUS GOTTWALD: Im Treibhaus from Two Tristan und Isolde Studies
ĒRIKS EŠENVALDS: Long Road
RHEINBERGER: Osterhymne, op. 134

FAURÉ: Requiem

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Mistral Music presents: Rondos, Raggs, & Riffs
Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

Mistral Music presents: Rondos, Raggs, & Riffs

 RONDOS, RAGS, & RIFFS

Jazzy , bluesy rhythms and harmonies in works of classical chamber music, and a special hats off celebration of the 100th birthday of  Lawrence native Leonard Bernstein, born in 1918!                                                                                 

BERNSTEIN: Clarinet Sonata  

RAVEL: Violin Sonata No.2:  Blues

MARTINU: La Revue de Cuisine (vln, trpt, vlc, vla, bsn  & pno) 

BOLCOM: “Incineratorag” from Three Rags (string quartet) 

SCHOENFIELD: Café Music (flute, cello, & piano)  

GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue (trumpet & piano)

BERNSTEIN: “Glitter and be Gay”, from Candide.

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Mistral Music presents: Rondos, Rags, & Riffs
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

Mistral Music presents: Rondos, Rags, & Riffs

 RONDOS, RAGS, & RIFFS

Jazzy , bluesy rhythms and harmonies in works of classical chamber music, and a special hats off celebration of the 100th birthday of  Lawrence native Leonard Bernstein, born in 1918!                                                                                 

BERNSTEIN: Clarinet Sonata  

RAVEL: Violin Sonata No.2:  Blues

MARTINU: La Revue de Cuisine (vln, trpt, vlc, vla, bsn  & pno) 

BOLCOM: “Incineratorag” from Three Rags (string quartet) 

SCHOENFIELD: Café Music (flute, cello, & piano)  

GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue (trumpet & piano)

BERNSTEIN: “Glitter and be Gay”, from Candide.

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Serapic Fire and American Brass Quintet: A Spanish Pilgrimage
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Serapic Fire and American Brass Quintet: A Spanish Pilgrimage

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

American Brass Quintet, “high priests of brass” (Newsweek), and Seraphic Fire explore the rich Spanish tradition of music for voice and brass. Join the ensembles as they journey across Camino de Santiago via the music of Victoria, Morales, Guerrero, and a world-premiere, O Antiphons, by Australian-Canadian composer Julian Revie.

Join us for a PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION one hour before each concert

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Seraphic Fire and American Brass Quintet present: A Spanish Pilgrimage
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire and American Brass Quintet present: A Spanish Pilgrimage

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

American Brass Quintet, “high priests of brass” (Newsweek), and Seraphic Fire explore the rich Spanish tradition of music for voice and brass. Join the ensembles as they journey across Camino de Santiago via the music of Victoria, Morales, Guerrero, and a world-premiere, O Antiphons, by Australian-Canadian composer Julian Revie.

Join us for a PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION one hour before each concert

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Seraphic Fire and American Brass Quintet present: A Spanish Pilgrimage
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire and American Brass Quintet present: A Spanish Pilgrimage

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

American Brass Quintet, “high priests of brass” (Newsweek), and Seraphic Fire explore the rich Spanish tradition of music for voice and brass. Join the ensembles as they journey across Camino de Santiago via the music of Victoria, Morales, Guerrero, and a world-premiere, O Antiphons, by Australian-Canadian composer Julian Revie.

Join us for a PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION one hour before each concert

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Seraphic Fire and American Brass Quintet present: A Spanish Pilgrimage
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire and American Brass Quintet present: A Spanish Pilgrimage

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

American Brass Quintet, “high priests of brass” (Newsweek), and Seraphic Fire explore the rich Spanish tradition of music for voice and brass. Join the ensembles as they journey across Camino de Santiago via the music of Victoria, Morales, Guerrero, and a world-premiere, O Antiphons, by Australian-Canadian composer Julian Revie.

Join us for a PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION one hour before each concert

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Seraphic Fire and American Brass Quintet present: A Spanish Pilgrimage
Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

Seraphic Fire and American Brass Quintet present: A Spanish Pilgrimage

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

American Brass Quintet, “high priests of brass” (Newsweek), and Seraphic Fire explore the rich Spanish tradition of music for voice and brass. Join the ensembles as they journey across Camino de Santiago via the music of Victoria, Morales, Guerrero, and a world-premiere, O Antiphons, by Australian-Canadian composer Julian Revie.

Join us for a PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION one hour before each concert

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Seraphic Fire presents: Vivaldi and the Pietá
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire presents: Vivaldi and the Pietá

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

Patrick Dupré Quigley and the women of Seraphic Fire recreate Antonio Vivaldi’s famed 17th Century Ospedalle della Pietà performances in this program of his concerti for treble voices accompanied by Baroque chamber instruments.

Join us for a PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION one hour before each concert

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Seraphic Fire presents: Vivaldi and the Pietá
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Seraphic Fire presents: Vivaldi and the Pietá

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

Patrick Dupré Quigley and the women of Seraphic Fire recreate Antonio Vivaldi’s famed 17th Century Ospedalle della Pietà performances in this program of his concerti for treble voices accompanied by Baroque chamber instruments.

Join us for a PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION one hour before each concert

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Seraphic Fire presents: Vivaldi and the Pietá
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire presents: Vivaldi and the Pietá

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

Patrick Dupré Quigley and the women of Seraphic Fire recreate Antonio Vivaldi’s famed 17th Century Ospedalle della Pietà performances in this program of his concerti for treble voices accompanied by Baroque chamber instruments.

Join us for a PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION one hour before each concert

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Seraphic Fire presents: Vivaldi and the Pietá
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic Fire presents: Vivaldi and the Pietá

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

Patrick Dupré Quigley and the women of Seraphic Fire recreate Antonio Vivaldi’s famed 17th Century Ospedalle della Pietà performances in this program of his concerti for treble voices accompanied by Baroque chamber instruments.

Join us for a PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION one hour before each concert

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Spire sings a program of Remembrance and Reconciliation at AGO
Jul
2
6:45 PM18:45

Spire sings a program of Remembrance and Reconciliation at AGO

“Remembrance and Reconciliation”

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” ― Leonard Bernstein

We begin the 2018 National Convention by honoring Bernstein’s call to action as we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One. The featured artists include speaker and narrator Dr. Matthew Naylor, president and CEO of the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Festival Brass and Percussion, and Dr. Jan Kraybill playing the magnificent Casavant Frères Organ. Additionally, the world premiere of "Everyone Sang" by Sir James McMillan will be given. We will also remember long-time AGO member John Obetz.

Additional Participants:
Festival Brass and Percussion
James MacMillan Commission: Everyone Sang
"Blessed, How Blessed" New Hymn Text by Susan Palo Cherwien
Dr. Matt Naylor, President and CEO of the National World War I Museum and Memorial

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Lieder & Lovesongs
May
28
4:00 PM16:00

Lieder & Lovesongs

During a time when classical instrumental music underwent a remarkable metamorphosis (from Brahms to Stravinsky and beyond), the popular love song experienced a parallel evolution, from the romantic lieder of 19th century Europe to the "American Standard" of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This charming program will pair melodies from romantic masters such as Brahms, Schubert, Debussy, and Saint-Saëns with offerings from American songwriters such as Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.

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Lieder & Lovesongs
May
27
4:00 PM16:00

Lieder & Lovesongs

During a time when classical instrumental music underwent a remarkable metamorphosis (from Brahms to Stravinsky and beyond), the popular love song experienced a parallel evolution, from the romantic lieder of 19th century Europe to the "American Standard" of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This charming program will pair melodies from romantic masters such as Brahms, Schubert, Debussy, and Saint-Saëns with offerings from American songwriters such as Cole Porter and Irving Berlin

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Lieder & Lovesongs
May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Lieder & Lovesongs

During a time when classical instrumental music underwent a remarkable metamorphosis (from Brahms to Stravinsky and beyond), the popular love song experienced a parallel evolution, from the romantic lieder of 19th century Europe to the "American Standard" of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This charming program will pair melodies from romantic masters such as Brahms, Schubert, Debussy, and Saint-Saëns with offerings from American songwriters such as Cole Porter and Irving Berlin

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Lieder & Lovesongs
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Lieder & Lovesongs

During a time when classical instrumental music underwent a remarkable metamorphosis (from Brahms to Stravinsky and beyond), the popular love song experienced a parallel evolution, from the romantic lieder of 19th century Europe to the "American Standard" of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This charming program will pair melodies from romantic masters such as Brahms, Schubert, Debussy, and Saint-Saëns with offerings from American songwriters such as Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.

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Haydn's Little Organ Mass at Mount Holyoke College
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Haydn's Little Organ Mass at Mount Holyoke College

Christopher Newport University Men’s Chorus will join our Glee Club to perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, also known as the "Little Organ Mass" due to its extensive organ solo, performed by organist, Larry Schipull.  Stephanie L. Council conducts.  Free and open to the public.

The chorus is joined by soprano soloist Sarah Moyer and a professional orchestra.  The program will include a set by each ensemble, and conclude with two smaller works for mixed choir conducted by Sarah Frook Gallo, conductor of the CNU Men’s Chorus.

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Arvo Pärt: Passio, Seraphic Fire
Apr
15
5:00 PM17:00

Arvo Pärt: Passio, Seraphic Fire

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

The Telegraph calls Pärt’s minimalist masterwork one of the 10 best classical music pieces for Easter. Filtering medieval sounds through an Eastern Orthodox aesthetic, this powerful setting concludes Seraphic Fire’s innovative Parables of Passion series.

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Arvo Pärt: Passio, Seraphic Fire
Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

Arvo Pärt: Passio, Seraphic Fire

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

The Telegraph calls Pärt’s minimalist masterwork one of the 10 best classical music pieces for Easter. Filtering medieval sounds through an Eastern Orthodox aesthetic, this powerful setting concludes Seraphic Fire’s innovative Parables of Passion series.

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Arvo Pärt: Passio, Seraphic Fire
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Arvo Pärt: Passio, Seraphic Fire

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

The Telegraph calls Pärt’s minimalist masterwork one of the 10 best classical music pieces for Easter. Filtering medieval sounds through an Eastern Orthodox aesthetic, this powerful setting concludes Seraphic Fire’s innovative Parables of Passion series.

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Seven Last Words, Skylark
Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

Seven Last Words, Skylark

Conceived for Skylark's international debut on the evening of Good Friday at Tenebrae's prestigious Holy Week Festival in London, our program will progress through the scriptural seven last words of Christ on the Cross. This dramatic program will pair uniquely American choral works with choral music from other regions of the world. Skylark will record this album for international release on the GRAMMY Award-winning Sono Luminus label for release in conclusion with this series of concerts.

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Seven Last Words, Skylark
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Seven Last Words, Skylark

Conceived for Skylark's international debut on the evening of Good Friday at Tenebrae's prestigious Holy Week Festival in London, our program will progress through the scriptural seven last words of Christ on the Cross. This dramatic program will pair uniquely American choral works with choral music from other regions of the world. Skylark will record this album for international release on the GRAMMY Award-winning Sono Luminus label for release in conclusion with this series of concerts.

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Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Lorelei Ensemble: Impermanence/Reconstructed

Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble is an all-professional vocal ensemble, comprising nine women whose expertise ranges from early to contemporary repertoire. Lorelei reimagines and cultivates bold compositional voices in performances that transform audience perspectives and expectations.

“The group produced a sound that was warm, lithe, and beautifully blended” – New York Times

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Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

Lorelei Ensemble: Impermanence/Reconstructed

IMPERMANENCE (first half)

Guillaume Du Fay: selected motets
Codex Calixtinus: selected works
Torino Codex: selected works
Toru Takemitsu: Wind Horse (Vocalise I & II)
Peter Gilbert: Tsukimi
Steve Reich: Know What Is Above You

RECONSTRUCTED (second half)

Joshua Bornfield: Reconstruction 
Shawn Kirchner: Rose/Riddle Rainbos
Joshua Shank: Saro
William Billings: Africa
Contemporary Shape-Note tunes by Adam Simon‚ Dana Maiben‚ and Moira Smiley

Lorelei advances the women’s vocal ensemble through passionate, engaging artistry and creative collaboration. Committed to a fresh and culturally relevant repertoire, Lorelei reimagines and cultivates bold compositional voices in performances that transform audience perspectives and expectations.

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Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Lorelei Ensemble: Impermanence/Reconstructed

5BMF is thrilled to present the acclaimed 9-voice LORELEI ENSEMBLE in a program of vocal works spanning centuries of vocal traditions, from the late-Medieval to contemporary Americana. Quickly gaining renown for their innovative programming and versatile performances of vocal works for women’s voices, this virtuosic Boston-based ensemble presents IMPERMANENCE/RECONSTRUCTED, a fascinating melding of early-Renaissance works with contemporary Eastern, Western and American sounds from across the ages.

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Ensemble Origo in Concert
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Ensemble Origo in Concert

Martin Luther advocated the use of the vernacular in the liturgy, but he did not make radical changes at first. This hypothetical reconstruction of a ‘Deutsche Messe” ca. 1530 contains Latin mass music by Josquin des Prez as well as vernacular settings of early German chorales by Luther’s colleague Johann Walther.

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