A Seraphic Fire Christmas
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

A Seraphic Fire Christmas

JAMES K. BASS, CONDUCTOR

Immerse yourself in angelic voices singing timeless English carols and transcendent Gregorian chant. Florida’s own GRAMMY® nominated candlelit holiday experience is called “gorgeous and evocative” by the Miami Herald.

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A Skylark Christmas
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

A Skylark Christmas

Join Skylark for its annual journey through select excerpts of the Christmas story from the King James Bible, enhanced and celebrated through timeless carols. This concert series will mark the release of Skylark’s debut Christmas album! 

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A Skylark Christmas
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

A Skylark Christmas

Join Skylark for its annual journey through select excerpts of the Christmas story from the King James Bible, enhanced and celebrated through timeless carols. This concert series will mark the release of Skylark’s debut Christmas album!

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The UK Commotion: Common Tongue
Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

The UK Commotion: Common Tongue

A CELEBRATION OF THE CONTEMPORARY MUSIC SCENE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Common Tongue

Sarah Moyer, Soprano
Silas Huff, conductor

ulian Anderson:  Seadrift
Richard Barrett:   Charon
Anna Clyne:          1987
Tansy Davies:       Grind Show (unplugged)
James Dillon:        Evening Rain
Helen Grime:        Three Whistler Miniatures
Colin Matthews:  Moto Perpetuo
Thea Musgrave:  Canta, Canta!
Martin Suckling: Visiones After Goya

Featuring works by more established UK composers, spanning ages 36 to 90, who are nevertheless underrepresented in the US.

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David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion, Seraphic Fire
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion, Seraphic Fire

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece opens Seraphic Fire’s three-part Parables of Passion series. “Poignant” and “consoling” (The New York Times), this haunting setting of the Hans Christian Andersen tale is spoken much in the manner of a classic Bach passion.

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David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion, Seraphic Fire
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion, Seraphic Fire

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece opens Seraphic Fire’s three-part Parables of Passion series. “Poignant” and “consoling” (The New York Times), this haunting setting of the Hans Christian Andersen tale is spoken much in the manner of a classic Bach passion.

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David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion, Seraphic Fire
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion, Seraphic Fire

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece opens Seraphic Fire’s three-part Parables of Passion series. “Poignant” and “consoling” (The New York Times), this haunting setting of the Hans Christian Andersen tale is spoken much in the manner of a classic Bach passion.

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David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion, Seraphic Fire
Jan
20
7:30 PM19:30

David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion, Seraphic Fire

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece opens Seraphic Fire’s three-part Parables of Passion series. “Poignant” and “consoling” (The New York Times), this haunting setting of the Hans Christian Andersen tale is spoken much in the manner of a classic Bach passion.

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David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion, Seraphic Fire
Jan
21
4:00 PM16:00

David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion, Seraphic Fire

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece opens Seraphic Fire’s three-part Parables of Passion series. “Poignant” and “consoling” (The New York Times), this haunting setting of the Hans Christian Andersen tale is spoken much in the manner of a classic Bach passion.

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American Voices, Skylark
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

American Voices, Skylark

Join us for an exploration of the American story through music, with musical and literary vignettes from throughout our nation's history. Skylark will be in residence at Phillips Exeter Academy to rehearse this program, which will include two world premieres by composer Gregory Brown.

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American Voices, Skylark
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

American Voices, Skylark

Join us for an exploration of the American story through music, with musical and literary vignettes from throughout our nation's history. Skylark will be in residence at Phillips Exeter Academy to rehearse this program, which will include two world premieres by composer Gregory Brown.

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American Voices, Skylark
Feb
1
7:30 PM19:30

American Voices, Skylark

  • St. Christopher's Episcopal Church (map)
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Join us for an exploration of the American story through music, with musical and literary vignettes from throughout our nation's history. Skylark will be in residence at Phillips Exeter Academy to rehearse this program, which will include two world premieres by composer Gregory Brown.

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American Voices, Skylark
Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

American Voices, Skylark

Join us for an exploration of the American story through music, with musical and literary vignettes from throughout our nation's history. Skylark will be in residence at Phillips Exeter Academy to rehearse this program, which will include two world premieres by composer Gregory Brown.

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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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
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
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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A Seraphic Fire Christmas
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

A Seraphic Fire Christmas

JAMES K. BASS, CONDUCTOR

Immerse yourself in angelic voices singing timeless English carols and transcendent Gregorian chant. Florida’s own GRAMMY® nominated candlelit holiday experience is called “gorgeous and evocative” by the Miami Herald.

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A Seraphic Fire Christmas
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

A Seraphic Fire Christmas

JAMES K. BASS, CONDUCTOR

Immerse yourself in angelic voices singing timeless English carols and transcendent Gregorian chant. Florida’s own GRAMMY® nominated candlelit holiday experience is called “gorgeous and evocative” by the Miami Herald.

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A Seraphic Fire Christmas
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

A Seraphic Fire Christmas

Immerse yourself in angelic voices singing timeless English carols and transcendent Gregorian chant. Florida’s own GRAMMY® nominated candlelit holiday experience is called “gorgeous and evocative” by the Miami Herald.

James Bass, conductor

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Masterworks Chorale: Beethoven Mass in C Major
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Masterworks Chorale: Beethoven Mass in C Major

BEETHOVEN MASS IN C

Saturday, November 18, 2017 · 8:00pm
Sanders Theater, Cambridge
Pre-Concert Talk: 7:30pm

Our November concert features Ludwig van Beethoven’s dramatic Mass in C major.  The only other mass setting by Beethoven besides the Missa solemnis, the Mass in C was composed for the Esterházy court at Eisenstadt, where Joseph Haydn, Beethoven’s teacher, served as court composer for many years.  We will also perform three rarely heard works by Haydn: the festive choral hymns Ens aeternum and O Jesu, te invocamus and a gorgeous Salve regina in E major for soprano, chorus, and strings.

Kevin Leong, conducting
Sarah Moyer, soprano
Margaret Lias, mezzo-soprano
Martin Kelly, tenor
Thomas Jones, baritone

JOSEPH HAYDN Ens aeternum, Hob. XXIII:3
JOSEPH HAYDN Salve regina [in E], Hob. XXIIIb:1
JOSEPH HAYDN O Jesu, te invocamus, Becker-Glauch B/6/d
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Mass [in C], Op. 86

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale: American Voices Tour
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale: American Voices Tour

  • Highland Park United Methodist Church (map)
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Enjoy this program of American works throughout the span of history including Jake Runestad’sReflections co-commissioned by Jane Clayton Oakes and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale for the 2016 Summer Festival. In addition to this new voice, the program features beloved folk songs and spirituals–the best of our American choral heritage.

Concert sponsored by David Nathan Meyerson Foundation and Marlene Meyerson Family Foundation, dedicated to the Memory of Marlene Nathan Meyerson.

Note: This concert is organized by the David R. Davidson Tower Arts Series at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale: American Voices Tour
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale: American Voices Tour

Enjoy this program of American works throughout the span of history including Jake Runestad’sReflections co-commissioned by Jane Clayton Oakes and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale for the 2016 Summer Festival. In addition to this new voice, the program features beloved folk songs and spirituals–the best of our American choral heritage.

Concert sponsored by David Nathan Meyerson Foundation and Marlene Meyerson Family Foundation, dedicated to the Memory of Marlene Nathan Meyerson.

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Santa Fe Desert Chorale: American Voices Tour
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Santa Fe Desert Chorale: American Voices Tour

Enjoy this program of American works throughout the span of history including Jake Runestad's Reflections co-commissioned by Jane Clayton Oakes and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale for the 2016 Summer Festival. In addition to this new voice, the program features beloved folk songs and spirituals--the best of our American choral heritage.

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On the Migration of Souls
Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

On the Migration of Souls

The human story is a history of migration. As humankind has migrated, musical ideas have migrated as well, often resulting in flowerings of choral music. This concert will include works from the Renaissance through today, and explore music from the Jewish diaspora, the African American experience, and works relevant to our shared society

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Les Bostonades: Flautissimo!
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

Les Bostonades: Flautissimo!

Featuring sonatas for the recorder and the traverso by Blavet, Boismortier,Handel, Telemann & Vivaldi.

Héloïse Degrugillier (recorder & flute) and Akiko Sato (harpsichord) will be joined by 

special guests Sarah Moyer (soprano) & Guy Fishman (cello).  

Please join us!

For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3070684

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Ensemble Origo presents Luther's "Deutsche Messe"
Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

Ensemble Origo presents Luther's "Deutsche Messe"

Ensemble Origo opens our season with a program honoring the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther advocated the use of the vernacular in the liturgy, but he did not make radical changes at first. Director Eric Rice shares, “The musical changes the Reformation brought about were earth-shattering because they led to congregational singing regularly in church for the first time — a kind of democratization of music that persists to this day.”

This hypothetical reconstruction of a “Deutsche Messe” ca. 1530 contains Latin mass music by Josquin des Prez (Missa de beata Virgine) as well as vernacular settings of early German chorales by Luther’s colleague Johann Walther. Unlike some of his reformer contemporaries, Luther loved complex polyphony as well as the plainchant tradition, and he aimed to strike an appropriate balance between participation of the non-musical laity and performing music of a quality befitting worship.  “Our concert program demonstrates the kind of middle ground that Luther advocated in the early years of the Reformation: mass music sung by a professional choir, and chorale tunes that the congregation could recognize and sing with.”

September 15 at 8 pm - Gordon Chapel at Old South Church, 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA
September 16 at 8 pm - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 W. 65th St. New York, NY
September 17 at 5pm - Trinity College Chapel, 300 Summit St. Hartford, CT

Megan Chartrand, Sarah Moyer, soprano; Mary Gerbi, Clifton Massey, alto; Paul D’Arcy, James Williamson, tenor; Elijah Blaisdell, Paul Max Tipton, bass; Eric Rice, director

Tickets: $25 Regular Admission; $10 Student/Low Income; Trinity/UConn students admitted free.
There will be an introductory talk 30 minutes before each performance.

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Ensemble Origo presents Luther's "Deutche Messe"
Sep
16
8:00 PM20:00

Ensemble Origo presents Luther's "Deutche Messe"

Ensemble Origo opens our season with a program honoring the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther advocated the use of the vernacular in the liturgy, but he did not make radical changes at first. Director Eric Rice shares, “The musical changes the Reformation brought about were earth-shattering because they led to congregational singing regularly in church for the first time — a kind of democratization of music that persists to this day.”

This hypothetical reconstruction of a “Deutsche Messe” ca. 1530 contains Latin mass music by Josquin des Prez (Missa de beata Virgine) as well as vernacular settings of early German chorales by Luther’s colleague Johann Walther. Unlike some of his reformer contemporaries, Luther loved complex polyphony as well as the plainchant tradition, and he aimed to strike an appropriate balance between participation of the non-musical laity and performing music of a quality befitting worship.  “Our concert program demonstrates the kind of middle ground that Luther advocated in the early years of the Reformation: mass music sung by a professional choir, and chorale tunes that the congregation could recognize and sing with.”

September 15 at 8 pm - Gordon Chapel at Old South Church, 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA
September 16 at 8 pm - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 W. 65th St. New York, NY
September 17 at 5pm - Trinity College Chapel, 300 Summit St. Hartford, CT

Megan Chartrand, Sarah Moyer, soprano; Mary Gerbi, Clifton Massey, alto; Paul D’Arcy, James Williamson, tenor; Elijah Blaisdell, Paul Max Tipton, bass; Eric Rice, director

Tickets: $25 Regular Admission; $10 Student/Low Income; Trinity/UConn students admitted free.
There will be an introductory talk 30 minutes before each performance.

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Ensemble Origo presents Luther's "Deutsche Messe
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Ensemble Origo presents Luther's "Deutsche Messe

Ensemble Origo opens our season with a program honoring the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther advocated the use of the vernacular in the liturgy, but he did not make radical changes at first. Director Eric Rice shares, “The musical changes the Reformation brought about were earth-shattering because they led to congregational singing regularly in church for the first time — a kind of democratization of music that persists to this day.”

This hypothetical reconstruction of a “Deutsche Messe” ca. 1530 contains Latin mass music by Josquin des Prez (Missa de beata Virgine) as well as vernacular settings of early German chorales by Luther’s colleague Johann Walther. Unlike some of his reformer contemporaries, Luther loved complex polyphony as well as the plainchant tradition, and he aimed to strike an appropriate balance between participation of the non-musical laity and performing music of a quality befitting worship.  “Our concert program demonstrates the kind of middle ground that Luther advocated in the early years of the Reformation: mass music sung by a professional choir, and chorale tunes that the congregation could recognize and sing with.”

September 15 at 8 pm - Gordon Chapel at Old South Church, 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA
September 16 at 8 pm - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 W. 65th St. New York, NY
September 17 at 5pm - Trinity College Chapel, 300 Summit St. Hartford, CT

Megan Chartrand, Sarah Moyer, soprano; Mary Gerbi, Clifton Massey, alto; Paul D’Arcy, James Williamson, tenor; Elijah Blaisdell, Paul Max Tipton, bass; Eric Rice, director

Tickets: $25 Regular Admission; $10 Student/Low Income; Trinity/UConn students admitted free.
There will be an introductory talk 30 minutes before each performance.

For tickets, visit: https://www.ensembleorigo.org/www-ensembleorigo-org-cnnz

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