The Boston Cecilia
The Boston Cecilia will usher in the holiday season with music of the 20th and 21st centuries that reflects the influence of the 15th and 16th century European musical Renaissance. The live performance a cappella program will pair the early Ave Maria plainchant melody with Kevin Allen’s modern polyphonic setting of that plainchant. You will hear imitative polyphony both in 16th century composer Raffaela Aleotti’s Miserere Mei and 21st century composer George Walker’s tender Stars.
The concert will also feature Stephanie Martin’s 2005 mass, Missa Chicagoensis, as well as two different modern settings of the familiar Lutheran tune Es ist ein Ros entsprungen. Adolphus Hailstork’s celebratory Seven Songs of the Rubaiyat will complete the program - a program to celebrate our joyously singing once again for the holidays.
Michael Barrett, conductor
Join us as we celebrate Renaissance Reborn with a rebirth of live music!
The concert will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person (details forthcoming), and we will be carefully observing COVID precautions for the safety of our in person audience. All performers and staff will be masked. Concert-goers must wear masks and those 12 and older must also either have proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the concert.
Friday, Dec. 10, 8:00pm Sunday, Dec. 12, 3:00pm
Church of the Advent, Boston All Saints Parish, Brookline