VIDEO: Ave Maria, dive matris Anne

Recorded live April 28, 2017 in Cambridge

 

NEW VIDEOS: Spanish Songs

Recorded April 3, 2016 in New York City

 

VIDEO: Missa Ma maistresse (Kyrie & Gloria)

Recorded October 14, 2017

 

OUT NOW: Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, Volume 5

"One of the discoveries of the year" - Fabrice Fitch (Gramophone)(Editor's Choice); "Sung with precision, freshness, spirit and style" - Andrew Mellor (Gramophone)(2017 Critics' Choice); "One of the most important early choral projects of our time" - D. James Ross (Early Music Review (UK))

 

"The singing is both precise and fluid, immaculate and alive" -- Alex Ross, The New Yorker | Aug. 24, 2015

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Concerts

Cambridge subscription concerts are highlighted in red

The 14th-Century Avant-Garde
July 10 New London, CT (with Les Délices)

Music of Cipriano de Rore
Sept. 15 Hamilton, NY

Flos florum: La fleur des fleurs
Sept. 26 Burlington, VT

Sept. 27 Montreal, QC

Missa Cuiusvis toni
(Ockeghem@600, Concert 8)
October 11 Boston
October 12 Chestnut Hill, MA

October 13 Cambridge

Christmas in 15th-Century France & Burgundy
December 1 Wellesley

December 2 Washington, D.C.
December 3 Washington, D.C.
December 21 Cambridge
December 22 Cambridge (2:30 PM)
December 22 Cambridge (8 PM)
December 23 Providence

Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks
February 8 Dorchester
February 9 Cambridge
February 10 New York City

Missa Prolationum
(Ockeghem@600, Concert 9)
March 7 Chestnut Hill, MA

March 9 Cambridge

March 10 Providence, RI

Guillaume de Machaut’s Remede de Fortune
March 23 Vancouver, B.C.
April 26 Cambridge
April 27 Cambridge

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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

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

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

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)