OUT NOW: Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, Volume 5

"An outstanding example of power and precision in choral singing... a remarkable achievement" "Passionate, perfect performances of majestic, magical music"

 

APRIL 28: THE LOST MUSIC OF CANTERBURY

Don't miss our spectacular season-closing concert!

 

Video: Permanent Vierge

 

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

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Concerts

Subscription season concerts are highlighted in red.

The Lost Music of Canterbury
April 28 Cambridge

Taking Apart the Partbooks (All-Day Event)
April 29 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