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Church of the Holy Name

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1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA,

November 2016

CONCERT : Eloquence in Brass

Sat, November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
Church of the Holy Name, 1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA,

Patricia Van Ness, a Commonwealth composer: Nocturnes ; Jongen: Messe en l'honneur du Saint-Sacrement, opus 130 ; Daniel Pinkham, a Commonwealth composer: Christmas Cantata.  With Brass ensemble, organ and soloists.

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November 2017

Amy Beach – Grand Mass in E-flat major

Sat, November 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-4
Church of the Holy Name, 1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA,
$25 – $35

Join us for one of the most exciting concerts in our 42-year history, as Commonwealth Chorale presents the first major choral and orchestral work to be premiered in the U.S. by an American woman composer. At its premiere 125 years ago by the Handel & Haydn Society, Amy Beach's majestic Grand Mass was enthusiastically received, but it has rarely been performed since 1892 because it lacked a legible full orchestral score – till now. Music scholar Matthew Phelps has created…

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March 2018

Commonwealth Chorale presents Arnesen’s- The Wound in the Water

Sun, March 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
Church of the Holy Name, 1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA,
$25 – $35

Commonwealth Chorale presents acclaimed Norwegian Composer Kim Andre Arnesen’s The Wound in the Water which premiered in 2016 and is already being hailed as a masterpiece. At Church of the Holy Name, West Roxbury, this will be one of the first presentations of this lyrical tour de force to an American Audience. The text, by UK -based poet and librettist Euan Tait, evokes a world in pain in which we are divided by greed from one another and exiled from…

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March 2019

Commonwealth Chorale Presents- Salieri’s Requiem- Kuhnau’s Magnificat

Sun, March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC-4
Church of the Holy Name, 1689 Centre Street
West Roxbury MA,
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Antonio Salieri was one of Europe’s most renowned composers during his lifetime, though his reputation has long since been overshadowed by his contemporary, Mozart. Johann Kuhnau, who preceded J.S.Bach as music director of Thomaskirche in Leipzig, was a highly regarded composer of keyboard and sacred music in his time. While Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s Magnificat have become cherished staples of the choral canon these corresponding works by their contemporaries are virtually unknown. Come hear a rare performance of these unjustly…

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