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NOV. 3: FROM AFAR THE SWEET LIGHT

A special event at Aeronaut Brewery, to celebrate our latest CD releases, with Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone on hand to read some Italian poetry. Presented by Pindrop Sessions, in partnership with WCRB, and WGBH. A special Belgian-style beer is being brewed for the occasion.

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS & TICKETS FOR 2019-20

Four- and five-concert subscriptions for our Cambridge series and individual tickets for all self-presented concerts are NOW ON SALE!

 

"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

 

YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS

Ticket revenue is not sufficient to fund our work. We are deeply grateful for gifts, at every level, which support world class performances and recordings. Consider a Birthday Gift in honor of Blue Heron's 20th, which falls on October 16, 2019.

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Concerts

Si douce a oir: the sweet sound of medieval song
Oct. 30 Brandeis University, Waltham MA

Songs of Love & Death: Madrigals of Cipriano de Rore
Nov. 1 Boston

Flos florum / Flower of flowers
Nov. 2 Boston

“From Afar the Sweet Light” (CD Release Celebration @Pindrop)
Nov. 3 Somerville

Flos florum / Flower of flowers
Nov. 4 Norfolk VA

Christmas in Baroque Germany
Dec. 20 Cambridge
Dec. 21 Cambridge (2 performances including matinee)
Dec. 22 New York City

Lessons in Love
Jan. 16 Akron OH
Jan. 17 Columbus OH
Jan. 18 Lakewood OH
Jan. 19 Shaker Heights OH

Songs About Hope: Esperance & Amors in the 14th century
Feb. 22 Cambridge
Feb. 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
May 30 Tage Alter Musik, Regensburg, Germany

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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