Concert Series

 

Compline COB Saint Cecilia Choir & Orchestra
Timothy Edward Smith, organ
Jaime Korkos, mezzo-soprano

Friday, November 17, 2017 • 8:00 p.m.

Admission is free • Donations gratefully accepted

Concerto pour orgue, cordes et timbales, Francis Poulenc
Sonata I Andante e molto semplice, for Organ and Strings, Daniel Pinkham
World Premiere of The Lord Is My Light for mezzo-soprano and string orchestra by Richard J. Clark

Jaime Korkos has been heard worldwide, including performing with Gare St. Lazare Ireland, The Boston Lyric opera, St. Louis Opera, Odyssey Opera. She has been a soloist with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and is a recipient of the prestigious Artist Diploma at the New England Conservatory.

Timothy Edward Smith has been heard on NPR’s “Pipedrams” and has performed with The Boston Symphony Orchestra under Director Seiji Ozawa. He has released three compact discs on the Raven label, including a program of French music entitled “Pipes and Angels,” recorded in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Together with Theodore Gilbert, he designed and built the Smith & Gilbert Organ at St. Cecilia Parish, Boston. This organ has been called “Cavaillé-Coll-esque” by the Boston Music Intelligencer.

The Saint Cecilia Choir has been featured on the radio program Sounds from the Spires hosted by Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Music Director of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. They have also appeared on WCRB radio and have sung the National Anthem at Fenway Park.


 

Compline COB Copley Singers Christmas Concert
Brian Jones, Director

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.
$20 Admission • $10 for students and seniors • Children admitted free

Founded in 2006, the Copley Singers work is informed by their great love of choral singing and their belief in its communicative power. The group performs regularly throughout the Northeast. They were invited to sing at Ground Zero in NYC for the tenth anniversary commemorations of the 9/11 attacks. In 2013 they joined with the Holy Cross Cathedral Choir in Boston, singing in the presence of many dignitaries including President Obama and the First Lady, for the Boston Interfaith Service on April 18th, 2013.


 

SeraphimSingersCoverThe Seraphim Singers
Commissions Old and New

Friday, February 9, 2018 • 8:00 p.m.
$20 Adults, $15 Students, Seniors • Tickets are available at the door and online.

The Seraphim Singers, Jennifer Lester, Director
The world premiere of The Deceiver, by Christina Whitten Thomas with an original text by Marian Partee on Jacob wrestling with the Angel; plus, encore performances of two of Seraphim’s previous commissions from Eliot Gyger and Julian Wachner. With motets by Hassler, Schütz, Brahms, and Bruckner. With Heinrich Christensen, organ; Susan Hagen, double bass; and Tim Macri, flute.
Boston Musical Intelligencer:

“Ingenious programming by Jennifer Lester…”
“Anyone who cares about these genres owes it to him/herself to hear this gifted ensemble whenever possible.”
“Technically, the ensemble was in fine form, performing incredibly challenging choral repertoire with a high degree of finesse.”


 

Compline COB Blue Heron
Scott Metcalfe, Director

Thursday, March 1, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
Missa Fors seulement & other music based on songs  • [email protected]

Gilles Binchois: Je ne vis onques la pareille
Pierre de la Rue: Salve regina
Alexander Agricola: Credo Je ne vis onques
Johannes Ghiselin: Salve regina

Blue Heron, has been acclaimed by The Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables” and hailed by Alex Ross in The New Yorker for the “expressive intensity” of its interpretations. Combining a commitment to vivid live performance with the study of original source materials and historical performance practices.

TICKETS and further info can be found here.
Buy in advance and save: $65 Preferred / $32 (General) / $27 Senior (General) / $10 Student (General)
At the door: $68 / $35 / $30 / $10
(Under 18 admitted free)


Compline COBJeremy Bruns, Concert Organist
Associate Director of Music, St. Paul’s, Harvard Square

Friday, May 4, 2018 • 8:00 p.m.
Admission is FREE • Donations gratefully accepted

Performing varied composers including J. S. Bach, Ad Wammes, and Marcel Dupré

JEREMY S. BRUNS is the newly appointed Assistant Director of Music at St. Paul’s Church and Choir School in Harvard Square. He has won prizes in major international competitions, and has been heard regularly on the nationally syndicated radio show Pipe Dreams, broadcasts on BBC Radio, and recordings on the Pro Organo label. Bruns has performed numerous recitals with engagements including St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London, Canterbury Cathedral, Washington National Cathedral, St. James’ Cathedral in Toronto, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Methuen Memorial Music Hall, St. Paul Cathedral and Heinz Memorial Chapel in Pittsburgh, and other venues in the United States and England. Future engagements include the Fasor Reformed Church in Budapest, Hungary.


Compline COB MIT Women’s Chorale, Kevin Galiè, Director

Friday, May 9, 2018 • 8:00 p.m.
Admission is free • Donations gratefully accepted

Charles-René: Second Mass in A-flat major (1905)
César Franck: Alleluia (originally Dextera Domini)
Gabriel Fauré: Maria, Mater gratiae
Organ, Erica Johnson
Organ works of Gabriel Pierné, Kevin Galiè, organ