RELEASED NOV. 1: The first disc of a two-CD set that will contain the first complete survey of Ockeghem's songs since the early 1980s. Highlights include "Aultre Venus", "Ma maistresse", "Mort, tu a navré a ton dart" and "Fors seullement, l'actente". Issued as part of Blue Heron's "Ockeghem@600" project to perform all of Ockeghem's surviving works over 13 concerts.



"Outstanding... A must-have for any serious early music collection" -- CD Hotlist (Nov. 2019)



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"I think the voice has an ability to connect to our hearts and our spirits more than any other sound" - Scott Metcalfe


"The earthy sensuousness of Blue Heron's singing coupled with the curatorial care behind its programming have clearly earned the trust of audiences" -- Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe | December 23, 2013



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Songs About Hope or Lessons in Love
January 16 Akron OH
January 17 Columbus OH
January 18 Lakewood OH
January 19 Shaker Heights OH

Songs About Hope or Lessons in Love
February 22 Cambridge
February 23 Norwell MA

Many Voices
March 26 Boston College
March 28 Cambridge

Ockeghem@600, Concert 10: Missa Quinti Toni
May 2 Milwaukee
May 3 Grand Rapids
May 15 Cambridge

Songs of Love & Death: Madrigals by Cipriano de Rore
May 30 Tage Alter Musik, Regensburg, Germany
June 1 Ronse, Belgium


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This highly important [Peterhouse recording] project, one of the most important early choral projects of our time, has unearthed a series of masterly composers hitherto virtually unknown...Such is the authority of Scott Metcalfe and his singers with this repertoire that they negotiate even the most daringly challenging and unexpected passages with utter confidence, and, as previously, with a delicious blend of expressiveness and seemingly inexorable forward momentum.

D. James Ross, Early Music Review (UK)

a revelation - fresh, dynamic and vibrant...urgent and wondrous music-making of the highest order

Damian Fowler, Gramophone (UK)

fine gradations of dynamics; pungent diction; telling contrasts of ethereal and earthly timbres; tempos that are more lusty than languid; a way of propelling a phrase toward a goal. ... The singing is both precise and fluid, immaculate and alive...

Alex Ross, The New Yorker

A listener then would have been lucky to hear these works brought off with such panache. The program is by turns pensive and lively, and the scholarship required to evoke stylistic accuracy is put totally at the service of performance.

David Allen, The New York Times

I feel privileged to be able to revel in such a subtle shaped set of performances... This is the kind of recording that makes you sit up and pay attention.. There is plenty that is memorable here, and always the anticipation of something juicy to relish just around the corner. You can't ask much more than that from a CD.

Dominy Clements, MusicWeb International

The earthy sensuousness of Blue Heron's singing coupled with the curatorial care behind its programming have clearly earned the trust of audiences

Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe

But Blue Heron’s devotion to this repertory — the ensemble has recorded five albums of music from the Peterhouse Partbooks — is not justified only by its rarity. This is vivid and radiant music. ...
... With two or three singers to a part and women stepping into the shoes of boy choristers, Blue Heron brings a zesty and sensual sound to these works of devotional music.

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times