Obrecht’s Saint Donatian Mass

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

BCE's season opens with  a recreation of the premiere of the Missa De Sancto Donatiano by Jacob Obrecht (1457-1505), first performed on 14 October, 1487. The concert will include information on the context and composition of the Mass by renowned Obrecht scholar

$15 – $25

Choral Britannia: Masterpieces From the Cathedral Tradition and Beyond

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Cathedral classics and contemporary offerings by Parry, Finzi, Howells, MacMillan and Lennon/McCartney. Featuring Ian Watson, organist. Tickets $45 (preferred) and $35 (general), with a $5 discount for students and seniors. Seating is general by section.

$35 – $45

WITH SWEET ACCORD: A HOLIDAY CONCERT

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

THE JAMESON SINGERS Featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Josquin, Grieg, Duruflé, and others Jameson Marvin, Conductor The program spans more than five centuries and several countries of seasonal music, with a cappella pieces from the late 15th century (Josquin’s immaculate “Ave

$20

Clear and Bright: Festive Sounds of Chorus and Brass

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

On a cold winter's night, you will be embraced and enveloped by the warm tones of chorus and brass in Baroque Christmas music by Gabrieli, Praetorius, Scheidt, J. Handl, and others; plus a modern take on the style with Gregg

$15 – $50

Brave: a choral tribute to our women heroes

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Harriet Tubman. Anne Frank. Malala. These names conjure images of bravery, of resistance, of hope, of heroism. In this uplifting and empowering concert we honor these three in song, and pay musical tribute to the women who came before us.

$20 – $30

Israel in Egypt

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Throughout time, fleeing oppression has been a recurring tragedy consistent with the human experience. Join Musica Sacra and our distinguished soloists as we explore the Israelites’ dramatic exodus from Egypt in search of a better life. Inspired by 'Israel in Egypt',

$15 – $70

Kaleidoscope: Changes in Pattern and Color

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Boston Choral Ensemble is adding two senses--sight and smell--to this concert, making it the world’s first 'scratch and sniff' choral concert and a ‘son et lumiere’ performance of color-themed works brought to life with computer-aided projections. Come hear (and see and smell) music by

$10 – $20

The Jameson Singers present Mozart’s Requiem

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

The Jameson Singers' 7th season comes to a memorable conclusion with two performances of the Mozart Requiem. Our performance features the elegant and highly-acclaimed edition and completion by virtuoso pianist and Mozart scholar Robert Levin. Also on the program is Mozart’s otherworldly

$10 – $45

Standing Together: Songs of Hope and Resistance

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

This June, Voices Rising presents “Standing Together: songs of hope and resistance.” Join us for our musical collaboration with Women in Harmony of Portland, Maine. More than 100 voices strong, we will be singing songs of hope and renewal, of

$20

Shade and Light: Musical Expressions of Grief and Joy

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

We pair the hauntingly beautiful setting of the Requiem Mass by the little known Portuguese Renaissance composer Manuel Cardoso with Bach’s exuberant setting of Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied. quote from Mary: Both Cardoso's Missa pro defunctis and Bach's Singet dem Herrn were

$10 – $50

Musicke Most Rare

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

The Jameson Singers launch their 8th season with a performance of masterworks by Heinrich Schütz and Claudio Monteverdi. Superbly innovative, these composers created new musical forms by seamlessly weaving Renaissance polyphony and choral chant with the vocal virtuosity of early

$15 – $45

Cantata Singers presents Noël: Music for the Season

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

GBCC MEMBERS GET 20% OFF TICKETS WITH CODE GBCC1718 Sat, Dec 9, 2017 / 8pm First Church, Cambridge 11 Garden Street, Cambridge Sun, Dec 10, 2017 / 3pm Powers Hall, Needham 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham Celebrate the holiday season with

$25 – $75

Mother for the World: Songs of Mary

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Join us for music that elevates the earthly mother of Jesus, and celebrates the power of maternal love. We explore this devotion with music old and new featuring works by Tavener, Clemens, Britten, Verdi, Morales, Rachmaninoff, and others. Join Mary

$10 – $50

Heavenly Bodies: A Celestial Celebration in Song

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Please join Voices Rising for our winter concert “Heavenly Bodies.” Our concert explores the inspiration we receive from looking heavenward. The universe has provided composers and poets as wide ranging as Randall Thompson, Van Morrison, Sara Teasdale and Sappho of

DOUBLE-TAKES: One Text, Two Perspectives

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Join Musica Sacra as we contrast composers’ settings of selected texts to explore their differing approaches to interpreting the language and evoking its meaning in sound. You'll hear revealing comparisons of Dixit Dominus by Handel and Monteverdi, both set for

$10 – $50

The Jameson Singers Present: This Shining Night

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Join the Jameson Singers in a journey through the musical landscape of British and American song in the 20th and 21st centuries. Benjamin Britten’s matchless flower songs, Vaughan Williams’ mystical evocation of Shakespeare’s Tempest, shimmering nocturnes by Morton Lauridsen, with

$15 – $45

The Metropolitan Chorale presents Northern Lights

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

The Metropolitan Chorale presents Northern Lights. The program will feature a piece by Latvia's Ēriks Ešenvalds and compositions from Iceland, Scandinavia and North America. Hear music inspired by the phenomena of the natural world and see a stunning companion light show.

$20 – $45

Cantata Singers presents Pärt, Victoria, and Harris in Cambridge

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Cantata Singers presents Pärt, Victoria, and Harris on Mother’s Day weekend! You have two chances to hear this stunning program! Contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt sets the Berliner Messe to hauntingly lush and beautiful music for chorus and organ, while

$25 – $75

Music for a May Evening

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

A refreshing spring choral concert featuring Lauridsen's "Les Chansons des Roses," Britten's Choral dances from "Gloriana," plus works by Elgar, Monteverdi, Barber, Lennon/McCartney, and more. (Yes, that Lennon/McCartney!)

$10 – $50

The Spectrum Singers concert: Compelling Calls to Worship

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Music Director: John W. Ehrlich Antonin Dvorak: Mass in D major, Op. 87; Heinrich Christensen, organ Frank Martin Mass for Double Choir a cappella (1922/26) First Church Congregational, 11 Garden Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge Free Pre-Concert Lecture, 7:00 PM Steven Ledbetter www.spectrumsingers.org

$15.

Seraphim Singers: Divine Encounters

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

The Seraphim Singers under the direction of Jennifer Lester present works by Renaissance, Romantic, and modern composers, including Vaughan Williams, Frank Ferko, and Christina Whitten Thomas.

Wondrous Light

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Sacred works of Britten, Schütz, Josquin, Rheinberger, Marvin, Rindfleisch and Victoria, with audience carol singing

A Baroque Christmas

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Experience the celebration of the holiday by Baroque composers from around Europe with Marc-Antoine Charpentier's charming Messe de Minuit, Francesco Durante's exuberant Magnificat, and motets by Heinrich Schütz. Join Mary and the chorus for the singing of carols and a reception for

$27.00

Our Song Rises: raising our voices to lift our spirits

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Join us for a concert filled with hope as we celebrate the determination of one voice and the power of many. Quoting the Song of Songs, ancient Chinese proverbs, and contemporary poetry, and inspired by the writings of Susan B.

$20

Spectrum Singers Concert: “Be Glad Then, America!”

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

A Rich Cornucopia of American Choral Music from Billings to Bernstein Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms Irving Fine: The Hour-Glass plus Colonial era shape-note hymns and works by William Billings, Carol Barnett, Oliver Brownson and Stephen Foster at First Church Congregational, 11 Garden

$15 – $45

Spectrum Singers Concert: “Be Glad Then, America!”

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

A Rich Cornucopia of American Choral Music from Billings to Bernstein Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms Irving Fine: The Hour-Glass plus Colonial era shape-note hymns and works by William Billings, Carol Barnett, Oliver Brownson and Stephen Foster at First Church Congregational, 11 Garden

$15 – $45

The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore & The Medieval Bestiary

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Our season-closing concert will feature The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore by Gian Carlo Menotti and The Medieval Bestiary by R. Murray Schafer. These delightful, rarely-performed works showcase great stylistic range and comedic commentary on social convention. Experience fantastical

Free – $45

Voices from the Village: Folksongs from Around the World

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Folksongs are as old as civilization, and composers throughout time have used them for inspiration. From the Renaissance era with Dufay's L'Homme Armé and Hollander's Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen to the modern era with Schönberg's settings of German folk songs, as well as

Concert -Great Haydn Choral Masterworks

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Great Haydn Choral Masterworks Mass in B Flat "Theresienmesse" Te Deum No. 2 in C Major      Sara Yanovich, Soprano Thea Lobo, Alto Charles Blandy, Tenor Dana Whiteside, Bass with full orchestra

$15 – $45

The Vespers of 1610: Monteverdi’s Exuberant Setting in praise of the Virgin Mary

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Considered by many to be the masterpiece that ushered in the Baroque style of composition, Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers epitomizes the era's ideal that music should express the full range of emotions inherent in the text. Featuring special guest soloists: Janet Ross and

$30.00

Winter Is Coming

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Pieces reflecting our responses to the approach of winter—anxiety about survival and safety, remembrance of the dead, and hope and confidence that all shall be well. Featuring works by Poulenc, Mendelssohn, selections from Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, and

$5 – $25

The Spectrum Singers Concert: Bravura Bach!

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

  Join the Spectrum Singers and Music Director John W. Ehrlich in an all-Bach program featuring full Baroque orchestra and favorite soloists. In this first concert of our 40th anniversary season, the Spectrum Singers under Music Director John W. Ehrlich

$15 – $45

The Jameson Singers present Each Future Song: A Holiday Concert

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Don’t miss the Jameson Singers’ first concerts under our new Music Director, Dr. Kevin Leong! Each Future Song: A Holiday Concert celebrates the past with a capella gems from Palestrina, Schütz, Bruckner, and Ives, and embraces an exciting future with

Nevertheless, She Persisted

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Following up on last season's Women's Perspectives program, works featuring women composers and poets, subjects and storytellers, including a newly commissioned piece by Indian American composer Shruthi Rajasekar; an encore performance of Clark's Woman of No Distinction, Mari Esabel Valverde's

$5 – $25

The Jameson Singers present: Reincarnations

First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St, Cambridge

Join the Jameson Singers for our 10th anniversary concert this spring, as we explore themes of endings and new beginnings. Highlights include Samuel Barber’s breathtaking Reincarnations, as well as exquisite motets and songs by Orlande de Lassus, Tomás Luis de Victoria,

$10 – $45