Dates and LocationsConcerts are in Cambridge, Boston, and Concord Mass. in April, and in Frankfurt and Leipzig in July and August.
Purchase tickets online for any of these performances:
Sunday, April 14, 5:00 pm
Cambridge: University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop Street, two blocks from Harvard Square
Friday, April 19, 8:00 pm
Boston: First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkeley Street, at the corner of Marlborough Street
Sunday, April 21, 5:00 pm
Concord: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, near Concord Center
So gehe hin und iß dein Brot mit Freuden from the oratorio Jauchze, jubilier’ und Singe
With the words of Ecclesiastes, "Go thy way, and eat thy bread with joy,” Telemann energetically concludes his oratorio. The full chorus alternates with a solo quartet.
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Preis sei Dir, O Gott (Te deum)
The resounding full chorus alternates with a stunning solo quartet in this setting of a fourth-century hymn.
Eric Whitacre (1970-)
This setting of a poem by Octavio Paz draws the listener into an ethereal and transporting musical atmosphere.
Irving Fine (1914-1962)
Three choruses from The Hour Glass: O do not wanton with those eyes, Have you seen the while lily grow, The Hour-Glass
This mid-century master of magnificent choral sound brings us his settings of enigmatic poems by Ben Jonson.
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Agnus Dei, transcription for choral voices of Adagio for Strings
In the 1930’s Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” was one of the first American works to attract significant attention abroad. His choral version, from the 1960’s, has become an indelible icon of American musical culture.
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Choruses from The Lark
Bernstein’s choral music, written to accompany Jean Anouilh’s play on the trial of Joan of Arc, is irrepressible!
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
Gloria from Mass, 1963
In his very last composition, this master of twentieth-century counterpoint gives us a choral texture in which tonality and melodic line are heard with a constantly shifting kaleidoscopic effect. A challenge to the listener!
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, Motet BWV 228
The words of Isaiah are declaimed by a double chorus and a double quartet, and conclude with the simultaneous singing of a Lutheran chorale. A musical gem from the master of sacred music in the Lutheran tradition!