FLOS FLORUM ON TOUR

Blue Heron travels to Burlington, Vermont, and then on to Montreal for its Canadian debut in Bourgie Hall. Music of Du Fay, Ockeghem, Regis, Desprez, Agricola.

 
 

BLUE HERON'S 20TH SEASON (2018-19)

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VIDEO: Ave Maria, dive matris Anne

A work of Hugh Aston from the Peterhouse Partbooks, restored by Nick Sandon. Recorded live April 28, 2017 in Cambridge.

 

VIDEO: Fors seullement

Recorded March 3, 2018 in Cambridge

 

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

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Due to production delays, the release date of The Lost Music of Canterbury: Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks (the 5-CD set) has been pushed back from September 21 to October 5. We hope this will not stop you from pre-ordering this wonderful package. We are sorry for any inconvenience. For those local to Boston, every item in our catalogue will be available at all the October concerts.

Concerts

2018-19 Subscriptions
Cambridge subscription concerts are highlighted in red

Flos florum / Flower of flowers
September 26 Burlington, VT

September 27 Montreal, QC

Missa Cuiusvis toni
(Ockeghem@600, Concert 8)

October 10 Boston
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

Cantores y ministriles: Spanish Music in the Golden Age (With Dark Horse Consort)
January 5 New York City

The Lost Music of Canterbury
February 8 Dorchester
February 9 Cambridge
February 10 New York City

Missa Prolationum
(Ockeghem@600, Concert 9)

March 9 Cambridge
March 10 Providence, RI

Guillaume de Machaut’s Remede de Fortune
March 22 Seattle
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)