May 17 at 8:00 PM & May 19 at 3:00PM, 2013
Gordon Chapel, Old South Church, Copley Square
A spring bouquet, featuring Britten’s Five Flower Songs, and songs about roses by Lauridsen and others.
Boston Early Music Festival – Déplorations
June 15 at 12:00 PM, 2013
Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Washington Street, Boston
An encore performance of selected music from the Déplorations program as part of the Boston Early Music Festival fringe.
November 9 & 11, 2012
The Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall at the Longy School of Music
Celebrating anniversaries of Claude Debussy (1862-1918) and Jean Françaix (1912-97), this concert featured some little-known secular French works from the twentieth century that combined humor and virtuosity.
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A Choral Holiday
December 15, 2012
Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston
For the third annual Choral Holiday, BCE sang repertoire both old and new, including Thompson’s Stopping by woods on a snowy evening, Judith Weir’s My Guardian Angel, and Jan Sandström’s creative re-imagining of Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming. Audiences also enjoyed carols for congregation accompanied by the church’s world-famous organ and selected readings that complemented the program’s theme of snow and roses.
March 8 & 9, 2013
St. Paul’s Church, Cambridge & Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston
The act of deploration, or lament, especially for the death of a loved one, has inspired composers to write some of the most powerfully moving music. This concert began with the famous Deploration on the death of Ockeghem by Josquin. In the first of two main sections we contrasted Tallis’s settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah for men’s voices with Tartini’s setting of the Stabat Mater dolorosa for women’s voices. In the second main section, we highlighted different approaches to text interpretation with settings of When David heard, from the renaissance and from the twentieth century. The concert concluded with the monumental 40-part motet Spem in alium by Tallis (1505-85).