True Concord presents: Mozart Requiem
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

True Concord presents: Mozart Requiem

As the story goes, Mozart was approached by a mysterious messenger from an anonymous source, commissioning him to write a Requiem Mass. During the decline of Mozart’s own health, composing that work took on great personal significance. Facing questions about death and mortality, Mozart wrote “I fear I am writing a requiem for myself.”

The resulting work reveals terror and repentance balanced with an intimate tenderness – a musical expression of grief. 

In fact, Mozart was working on the uncompleted work on the last day of his life. He died after composing eight bars of the Requiem’s “Lacrimosa,” the last words he set to music marking “that day of tears and mourning…” 

In contrast to the somber grandeur of the Mozart is the luminous Lux Aeterna (Eternal Light) by Morten Lauridsen. Written in response to his mothers’ death, Lauridsen turned his grief into radiant sound. The work includes five movements, each blending into the next, based on references to light from sacred Latin texts. 

Morten Lauridsen, “the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic,” is the most performed American composer of choral works. The five-time Grammy nominated composer, named “American Choral Master” by the National Endowment for the Arts and 2007 National Medal of the Arts recipient, will be in residence with True Concord the week of the performances. 

As if traveling in rays of light, the listener is lifted by the voices and orchestra. These performances ask the ultimate question, and offer a shining answer.

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True Concord presents: Mozart Requiem
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

True Concord presents: Mozart Requiem

As the story goes, Mozart was approached by a mysterious messenger from an anonymous source, commissioning him to write a Requiem Mass. During the decline of Mozart’s own health, composing that work took on great personal significance. Facing questions about death and mortality, Mozart wrote “I fear I am writing a requiem for myself.”

The resulting work reveals terror and repentance balanced with an intimate tenderness – a musical expression of grief. 

In fact, Mozart was working on the uncompleted work on the last day of his life. He died after composing eight bars of the Requiem’s “Lacrimosa,” the last words he set to music marking “that day of tears and mourning…” 

In contrast to the somber grandeur of the Mozart is the luminous Lux Aeterna (Eternal Light) by Morten Lauridsen. Written in response to his mothers’ death, Lauridsen turned his grief into radiant sound. The work includes five movements, each blending into the next, based on references to light from sacred Latin texts. 

Morten Lauridsen, “the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic,” is the most performed American composer of choral works. The five-time Grammy nominated composer, named “American Choral Master” by the National Endowment for the Arts and 2007 National Medal of the Arts recipient, will be in residence with True Concord the week of the performances. 

As if traveling in rays of light, the listener is lifted by the voices and orchestra. These performances ask the ultimate question, and offer a shining answer.

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True Concord presents: Mozart Requiem
Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

True Concord presents: Mozart Requiem

As the story goes, Mozart was approached by a mysterious messenger from an anonymous source, commissioning him to write a Requiem Mass. During the decline of Mozart’s own health, composing that work took on great personal significance. Facing questions about death and mortality, Mozart wrote “I fear I am writing a requiem for myself.”

The resulting work reveals terror and repentance balanced with an intimate tenderness – a musical expression of grief. 

In fact, Mozart was working on the uncompleted work on the last day of his life. He died after composing eight bars of the Requiem’s “Lacrimosa,” the last words he set to music marking “that day of tears and mourning…” 

In contrast to the somber grandeur of the Mozart is the luminous Lux Aeterna (Eternal Light) by Morten Lauridsen. Written in response to his mothers’ death, Lauridsen turned his grief into radiant sound. The work includes five movements, each blending into the next, based on references to light from sacred Latin texts. 

Morten Lauridsen, “the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic,” is the most performed American composer of choral works. The five-time Grammy nominated composer, named “American Choral Master” by the National Endowment for the Arts and 2007 National Medal of the Arts recipient, will be in residence with True Concord the week of the performances. 

As if traveling in rays of light, the listener is lifted by the voices and orchestra. These performances ask the ultimate question, and offer a shining answer.

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Skylark presents: Masterpiece
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: Masterpiece

Over the centuries, art has inspired music, and music has inspired art. In this innovative multi-faceted program, we will offer musical reflections and reactions to the visual arts from the ancient to the modern. Skylark is excited to premiere a commissioned work by Nell Shaw Cohen, a New York City-based composer with a particular interest in the intersection of visual art and music

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Skylark presents: Masterpiece
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: Masterpiece

ovative multi-faceted program, we will offer musical reflections and reactions to the visual arts from the ancient to the modern. Skylark is excited to premiere a commissioned work by Nell Shaw Cohen, a New York City-based composer with a particular interest in the intersection of visual art and music.

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Skylark presents: Masterpiece
Apr
6
3:00 PM15:00

Skylark presents: Masterpiece

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ovative multi-faceted program, we will offer musical reflections and reactions to the visual arts from the ancient to the modern. Skylark is excited to premiere a commissioned work by Nell Shaw Cohen, a New York City-based composer with a particular interest in the intersection of visual art and music.

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Skylark presents: Masterpiece
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Skylark presents: Masterpiece

Over the centuries, art has inspired music, and music has inspired art. In this innovative multi-faceted program, we will offer musical reflections and reactions to the visual arts from the ancient to the modern. Skylark is excited to premiere a commissioned work by Nell Shaw Cohen, a New York City-based composer with a particular interest in the intersection of visual art and music.

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Seraphic Fire and American Brass Quintet: A Spanish Pilgrimage
Feb
26
7:30 PM19:30

Seraphic 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.

 

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Seraphic Fire and American Brass Quintet: A Spanish Pilgrimage
Feb
24
4:00 PM16:00

Seraphic 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.

 

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Seraphic Fire and American Brass Quintet: A Spanish Pilgrimage
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Seraphic 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.

 

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

Seraphic 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.

 

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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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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
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
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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SOLO RECITAL: Celestial Sprites
Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

SOLO RECITAL: Celestial Sprites

Skylark Spotlight: Soprano Sarah Moyer presents Celestial Sprites
Join Skylark soprano Sarah Moyer and pianist Nate Salazar as they explore unique celestial characters in compositions by Jonathan Dove,  Adam Jacob Simon, and other modern composers, as well as a world premiere by composer Benjamin Montgomery.

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SOLO RECITAL: Celestial Sprites
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

SOLO RECITAL: Celestial Sprites

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Skylark Spotlight: Soprano Sarah Moyer presents Celestial Sprites
Join Skylark soprano Sarah Moyer and pianist Nate Salazar as they explore unique celestial characters in compositions by Jonathan Dove,  Adam Jacob Simon, and other modern composers, as well as a world premiere by composer Benjamin Montgomery.

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Celebrating John Harbison
Jan
26
10:00 PM22:00

Celebrating John Harbison

The 8PM Celebrating John Harbison performance is SOLD OUT! Tickets are available for the 10PM performance, with invitation to the 9PM celebrations!

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Two one-hour performances at 8PM and 10PM

Emmanuel Church, Boston

String Quartet No. 6 (Boston Premiere)

John Harbison Thanks, Victor Harbison

Lydian String Quartet

Andrea Segar, violin
Judith Eissenberg, violin
Mark Berger, viola
Joshua Gordon, cello

Towards a New Popular Song
World Premiere of six new popular songs

John Harbison, piano
Charles Blandy
Carrie Cheron
Susan Consoli
Sarah Moyer
David Tinervia
Lynn Torgove
Ryan Turner
Dana Whiteside

Emmanuel Music celebrates John Harbison's 80th birthday with the Lydian String Quartet and an all-star line up of Emmanuel Music singers. Our tribute to Emmanuel's favorite composer (next to Bach!) and Principal Guest Conductor will include the Boston premiere of his String Quartet No. 6 - an allusively traditional work that toys with modern mechanisms; Thanks Victor - a medley of popular Victor Young tunes arranged for string quartet; and the world premiere of six new popular tunes by John "written in the margins" with the composer at the piano!

Tickets: General $30; Patron $55; Students $10 

All concert seating is general admission by section. Please select on the calendar view if you are purchasing tickets to the 8PM or 10PM showing.

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True Concord presents: Choral Music of Latin America
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

True Concord presents: Choral Music of Latin America

Experience the rich history of Latin American choral music, sampling works from the Renaissance to today, from culture to culture.

Your journey will take you from Brazil to Argentina, Mexico to Venezuela, and back to Puerto Rico, hearing the intense flavors and colors of these traditions through sound. True Concord voices will be spiced with an infectious rhythmic pulse, enhanced by percussion, guitar and piano.

The centerpiece of the program is Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5, featuring acclaimed soprano Corinne Winters. This work reflects the cellist-composer’s Brazilian heritage and his life-long admiration for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

With an intimate pairing of guitar and soprano (originally written for eight cellos), the composer creates an expansive, soaring and haunting melody, with the voice rising ecstatically over a rain forest wall of sound.

Humid air – The rhythm of rain – Song of exotic birds
– The breath of the forest –
All resulting in the composer’s most indelible work.

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True Concord presents: Choral Music of Latin America
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

True Concord presents: Choral Music of Latin America

Experience the rich history of Latin American choral music, sampling works from the Renaissance to today, from culture to culture.

Your journey will take you from Brazil to Argentina, Mexico to Venezuela, and back to Puerto Rico, hearing the intense flavors and colors of these traditions through sound. True Concord voices will be spiced with an infectious rhythmic pulse, enhanced by percussion, guitar and piano.

The centerpiece of the program is Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5, featuring acclaimed soprano Corinne Winters. This work reflects the cellist-composer’s Brazilian heritage and his life-long admiration for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

With an intimate pairing of guitar and soprano (originally written for eight cellos), the composer creates an expansive, soaring and haunting melody, with the voice rising ecstatically over a rain forest wall of sound.

Humid air – The rhythm of rain – Song of exotic birds
– The breath of the forest –
All resulting in the composer’s most indelible work.

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True Concord presents: Choral Music of Latin America
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

True Concord presents: Choral Music of Latin America

  • St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church (map)
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Experience the rich history of Latin American choral music, sampling works from the Renaissance to today, from culture to culture.

Your journey will take you from Brazil to Argentina, Mexico to Venezuela, and back to Puerto Rico, hearing the intense flavors and colors of these traditions through sound. True Concord voices will be spiced with an infectious rhythmic pulse, enhanced by percussion, guitar and piano.

The centerpiece of the program is Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5, featuring acclaimed soprano Corinne Winters. This work reflects the cellist-composer’s Brazilian heritage and his life-long admiration for the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

With an intimate pairing of guitar and soprano (originally written for eight cellos), the composer creates an expansive, soaring and haunting melody, with the voice rising ecstatically over a rain forest wall of sound.

Humid air – The rhythm of rain – Song of exotic birds
– The breath of the forest –
All resulting in the composer’s most indelible work.

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Clarion presents: Russian New Year's Concert
Jan
1
5:00 PM17:00

Clarion presents: Russian New Year's Concert

Continuing our tradition of performing Russian choral music on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, The Clarion Choir performs Rachmaninoff’s beloved Vespers and selections from the long-lost treasure Passion Week by Maximilian Steinberg. The Clarion Choir's recording of Passion Week received a GRAMMY® nomination in 2017 in addition to a number of international accolades. Please join us to hear some of this great work live in concert, together with Rachmaninoff's perennial choral masterpiece - an inspiring way to begin the New Year!

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Clarion presents: Russian New Year's Concert
Dec
31
5:00 PM17:00

Clarion presents: Russian New Year's Concert

Continuing our tradition of performing Russian choral music on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, The Clarion Choir performs Rachmaninoff’s beloved Vespers and selections from the long-lost treasure Passion Week by Maximilian Steinberg. The Clarion Choir's recording of Passion Week received a GRAMMY® nomination in 2017 in addition to a number of international accolades. Please join us to hear some of this great work live in concert, together with Rachmaninoff's perennial choral masterpiece - an inspiring way to begin the New Year!

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Skylark presents: A Century of Carols
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Skylark presents: A Century of Carols

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In celebration of the 100thanniversary of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, held annually at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England, Skylark will explore the history of this service, and music that has made its mark on beloved Christmas broadcasts over the last century.

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