Friday, October 14, 8:00pm - Jordan Hall "Handel, Mozart and the Psalms of David"
We begin our 141st season in style with a sparkling program of music by Handel and Mozart. Focusing on The Psalms of David, the program will feature Handel’s youthful and vibrant setting of Psalm 110, Dixit Dominus, written in 1707 in Italy. The second half of the program is Mozart’s Italian oratorio, Davide Penitente, based in part on the music of his Great Mass in C Minor. With period instrument orchestra, virtuoso soloists and the rich surroundings of Jordan Hall, this is a concert you will not want to miss.
Friday, December 2, 8:00pm The Church of the Advent and Sunday, December 4, 3:00pm All Saints, Brookline "Puer Natus Est: Music For Christmas"
Our annual Christmas program will this year focus on the nativity, and will feature two major works by Benjamin Britten. His fiendishly difficult Theme and Variations, A Boy Was Born, will be sung by the Chorus of The Boston Cecilia. Nicholas White’s eight-movement sequence, Alleluia! Puer Natus Est Nobis, will be featured, along with carols old and new for organ, chorus and audience.
Sunday, April 23, 4:00pm St. Paul's School, Concord, NH and Sunday, April 30, 3:00pm All Saints, Brookline, MA "And It Was Good: 20th Century American Choral Music "
We will close our season with a program based around Aaron Copland’s tour-de-force setting of the creation story, In The Beginning, and also including works by Randall Thompson (Alleluia and Farewell), Samuel Barber (Reincarnations), Morten Lauridsen (Nocturnes) and two pieces by Stephen Paulus, who died in 2014. The program will also offer solo songs by Copland and Barber to round out this feast of 20th Century American music.
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