Apr
23
to Apr 29

Skylark Clear Voices In The Dark Tour to DC, NYC, and the Cape

Francis Poulenc’s Figure Humaine is one of the greatest works ever composed for unaccompanied choir – composed in 1943 in occupied France based on resistance-inspired poems by Paul Eluard, it is a stunning exploration of the grim realities of war, culminating in an optimistic and embattled cry for liberty in the face of oppression.  

In the Spring of 2017, Skylark will re-visit our acclaimed chamber performance of Poulenc's masterwork, bringing our signature program Clear Voices in the Dark on tour to New York and Washington.

Interspersed between Poulenc’s stirring and complex settings, Skylark offers far simpler (but no less beautiful) musical images from the American Civil War era.  We share some well-known pieces that have remained in the popular consciousness, as well as beautiful war-inspired songs that have been long since forgotten (and only found thanks to the Duke University Historical Archives). Clear Voices in the Dark is a powerful cross-cultural statement about the expressive power of the arts, and specifically the human voice, in times of tragedy.

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Apr
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

Henry Purcell Society of Boston: Hear My Prayer, Purcell's Anthems For The Royal Chapel (Featured Soloist)

The Henry Purcell Society of Boston continues its commitment to great performances with an intimate evening of expressive sacred music written by Henry Purcell.  Featuring bass-baritone Ulysses Thomas joined by a talented group of Baroque specialists, this program for 8 voices, string quartet and organ highlights the immediacy and beauty of Purcell’s greatest anthems and instrumental sonatas written for the Chapel Royal.

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Mar
4
7:30pm 7:30pm

Skylark Ensemble: Theorem

Mathematics and music are intimately connected. Join Skylark as we explore beautiful mathematical forms in music, bringing to life musical illustrations of repeating patterns, mensuration, transformation, reflection, symmetry, chaos, fractals, and infinity. Theorem will be a musical feast for the intellect as well as the heart, featuring composers Tallis, Ockeghem, Byrd, Dufay, Britten, Norgard, Stockhausen, and Bach. As a centerpiece of the program, Skylark will perform Jesu Meine Freude, a masterful example J.S. Bach's mathematically profound compositional language.

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Mar
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

Skylark Ensemble: Theorem

Mathematics and music are intimately connected. Join Skylark as we explore beautiful mathematical forms in music, bringing to life musical illustrations of repeating patterns, mensuration, transformation, reflection, symmetry, chaos, fractals, and infinity. Theorem will be a musical feast for the intellect as well as the heart, featuring composers Tallis, Ockeghem, Byrd, Dufay, Britten, Norgard, Stockhausen, and Bach. As a centerpiece of the program, Skylark will perform Jesu Meine Freude, a masterful example J.S. Bach's mathematically profound compositional language.

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Mar
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

Skylark Ensemble: Theorem

Mathematics and music are intimately connected. Join Skylark as we explore beautiful mathematical forms in music, bringing to life musical illustrations of repeating patterns, mensuration, transformation, reflection, symmetry, chaos, fractals, and infinity. Theorem will be a musical feast for the intellect as well as the heart, featuring composers Tallis, Ockeghem, Byrd, Dufay, Britten, Norgard, Stockhausen, and Bach. As a centerpiece of the program, Skylark will perform Jesu Meine Freude, a masterful example J.S. Bach's mathematically profound compositional language.

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Feb
26
3:00pm 3:00pm

True Concord: Monteverdi Vespers

“The Baroque starts here,” is how Music Director Eric Holtan summarizes this seminal work. “Vespers” refers to the centuries-old tradition of evening prayers, but in creating a work of monumental scale, Monteverdi includes both tranquil prayerful moments and ecstatic outbursts of absolute joy. In partnership with Arizona Early Music Society, the iconic Vespers of 1610 will utilize sackbuts, cornettos, recorders and other rare period instruments.

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Feb
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

True Concord: Monteverdi Vespers

“The Baroque starts here,” is how Music Director Eric Holtan summarizes this seminal work. “Vespers” refers to the centuries-old tradition of evening prayers, but in creating a work of monumental scale, Monteverdi includes both tranquil prayerful moments and ecstatic outbursts of absolute joy. In partnership with Arizona Early Music Society, the iconic Vespers of 1610 will utilize sackbuts, cornettos, recorders and other rare period instruments.

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Feb
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

True Concord: Monteverdi Vespers

“The Baroque starts here,” is how Music Director Eric Holtan summarizes this seminal work. “Vespers” refers to the centuries-old tradition of evening prayers, but in creating a work of monumental scale, Monteverdi includes both tranquil prayerful moments and ecstatic outbursts of absolute joy. In partnership with Arizona Early Music Society, the iconic Vespers of 1610 will utilize sackbuts, cornettos, recorders and other rare period instruments.

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Feb
14
12:00pm12:00pm

King's Chapel Tuesday Afternoon recital with Heinrich Christensen (Organ), and Cassandra Extavour, Soprano

These recitals last between 30 and 40 minutes and take place every Tuesday at 12:15 at King's Chapel. They feature a wide variety of performing artists ranging from local students to traveling performers. The performances range from jazz and folk music from numerous ethnicities to classical music from medieval times to the present. 

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Feb
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

Etherea

Renowned for its “superb blending of tone, dynamic range, and flexible technique” (Opera News), Etherea Vocal Ensemble is an intimate chamber group specializing in choral repertoire for treble (high) voices. 

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Jan
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cantata Profana: The Lover in Winter

From Thomas Adès' The Lover in Winter, for countertenor and piano, flows a program of ardent songs, exquisite song cycles, and wintry expressions of love and yearning. Brahms viola songs, Schumann romances, and Arvo Pärt mix with Lukas Foss' Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, for soprano, flute, percussion, and piano, and George Crumb's Night of the Four Moons, for alto, percussion, flute, banjo, and electric cello. 

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Jan
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cantata Profana: The Lover In Winter

From Thomas Adès' The Lover in Winter, for countertenor and piano, flows a program of ardent songs, exquisite song cycles, and wintry expressions of love and yearning. Brahms viola songs, Schumann romances, and Arvo Pärt mix with Lukas Foss' Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, for soprano, flute, percussion, and piano, and George Crumb's Night of the Four Moons, for alto, percussion, flute, banjo, and electric cello. 

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Dec
22
7:30pm 7:30pm

Sylark Ensemble: 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. As a connecting thread throughout our performance, Skylark will share all 7 of Hugo Distler's variations of the classic Christmas hymn Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (“Lo, how a Rose ‘ere blooming”). We end our program with a festive offering of classic Christmas Carols by American composer Alfred Burt.

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Dec
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

Skylark Ensemble: 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. As a connecting thread throughout our performance, Skylark will share all 7 of Hugo Distler's variations of the classic Christmas hymn Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (“Lo, how a Rose ‘ere blooming”). We end our program with a festive offering of classic Christmas Carols by American composer Alfred Burt.

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Dec
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Skylark Ensemble: 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. As a connecting thread throughout our performance, Skylark will share all 7 of Hugo Distler's variations of the classic Christmas hymn Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (“Lo, how a Rose ‘ere blooming”). We end our program with a festive offering of classic Christmas Carols by American composer Alfred Burt.

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Dec
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

Musicians of the Old Post Road: Christmas in The New World

Celebrate the holiday with this program abounding with festive music exported to 18th-century Central and South America! Selections include lively Spanish villancicos, ornate Italian cantatas, and rhythmically-playful works with indigenous influences. Castellanos, Durán, Jerusalem, Pacheco, and Torres are among the featured composers.

With Jessica Petrus, soprano, and Catherine Hedberg, mezzo-soprano, and special guest Eloy Cruz (Mexico), Baroque guitar

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Dec
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

Musicians of the Old Post Road: Christmas in The New World

Celebrate the holiday with this program abounding with festive music exported to 18th-century Central and South America! Selections include lively Spanish villancicos, ornate Italian cantatas, and rhythmically-playful works with indigenous influences. Castellanos, Durán, Jerusalem, Pacheco, and Torres are among the featured composers.

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Dec
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

Newburyport Choral Society

Performance Times:
Saturday 12/10 8PM
Sunday 12/11 2:30PM

Entitled Sounds of the Season” the Winter Concert will feature Vivaldi’s immaculate and transcendent Gloria. On the playful side, NCS will perform the Twelve Days of Christmas AND The Twelve Days AFTER Christmas, an entertaining musical setting describing the aftermath of the holiday season. The program will also include the uplifting Ubi Caritas III, the most popular work of the current choral superstar Ola Gjeilo.

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Nov
27
3:00pm 3:00pm

Abendmusik and Sounding Light: Handel's Dixit Dominus and Messiah

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, and Thanksgiving Sunday brings Lincoln’s annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. This tradition continues in 2016 with Abendmusik’s newly appointed chamber choir in residence, sounding light. Conducted by Tom Trenney and accompanied by Abendmusik’s chamber orchestra, sounding light will also perform Handel’s rarely performed masterwork, Dixit Dominus. For the grand finale, the audience will be invited to join in singing the heroic “Hallelujah” Chorus.

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