Come hear two glorious works of George Frideric Handel, his “Utrecht Jubilate” and “I Will Magnify Thee, O God.” A native of Germany who journeyed in Italy before settling in England, Handel was history’s first truly international composer, and our concert will include music by composers from those nations: Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Lotti, and Henry Purcell. We will be joined by a period orchestra of some of Boston’s best Baroque instrumentalists.
Kevin Leong conducts the 75-voice Masterworks Chorale and a professional Baroque orchestra on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 8:00 PM at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre (45 Quincy Street) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The concert features a superb trio of Boston-based soloists: mezzo-soprano Margaret Lias, tenor Jason McStoots, and baritone Sumner Thompson.
A pre-concert talk by Dr. Laura Stanfield Prichard precedes the concert at 7:30 PM. Dr. Prichard is a regular pre-concert speaker and writer for the San Francisco and Chicago Symphonies and is the Principal Lecturer for Boston Baroque and Boston Opera Collaborative.
Tickets are $50, $35, and $20 and can be purchased online at www.masterworkschorale.org/concerts/tickets. $5 Student Rush Tickets may be purchased 90 minutes prior to the performance, as available. Ample free parking is available in the garage at 7 Felton Street, between Broadway and Cambridge Streets. A Harvard Square restaurant is offering a dining special before and after the concert. Those presenting a Masterworks Chorale concert ticket or Will Call Ticket Voucher to Grafton Street Pub and Grill will receive a complimentary dessert with the purchase of an entree. Reservations are recommended.
Founded in 1940, Masterworks Chorale is one of the leading choruses in the Boston area and an active part of the region’s musical community. It draws its committed singers, professional orchestra, and talented soloists from throughout New England. The Chorale performs a three-concert series at Sanders Theatre and other venues, offers popular community sings at the holidays and in the summer, and provides intergenerational outreach opportunities.
The 79th season of Masterworks Chorale is sponsored by the Bose Corporation and funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
For more information, please visit www.masterworkschorale.org or call (617) 858–6785