From the Eton Choirbook to the Peterhouse Partbooks

Canaletto – National Gallery (London) NG942. Title: Eton College. Date: c. 1754.

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8 pm
Wellesley Village Church, Wellesley, MA

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8 pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

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“Unlike the tepid, cautious deliveries of early music that many of us remember all too well, Blue Heron brought invigorating, full-voice sounds to this music. The performers sang with a robust energy and musical intensity, often filling the room with the powerful, ringing sound of their deftly-woven musical lines.” ~ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (April 2015)

From the Eton Choirbook to the Peterhouse Partbooks
Sacred music and songs from England, c. 1490-1540, including works from the two most important collections of sacred music copied in the half-century before the Reformation, the Eton Choirbook (c. 1500, for Eton College) and the Peterhouse Partbooks (c. 1540, for Canterbury Cathedral). We also feature secular songs from the courts of Henry VII and Henry VIII.

Hugh Aston (c. 1485-1558): Ave maria ancilla trinitatis
John Browne (fl. c. 1490): Salve regina I
John Mason (c.1480-1548): Ve nobis
Hugh Sturmy (fl. c. 1520): Exultet in hac die

Pre-concert talk by Scott Metcalfe, sponsored in part by The Cambridge Society for Early Music
Doors and box office open at 7:00 PM / Pre-concert talk begins at 7:15 PM

Jennifer Ashe, Michael Barrett, Steven BradshawJonas Budris, Pamela Dellal, Paul Guttry, Steven Hrycelak, David McFerrin, Jason McStoots, Martin Near, Alexander Nishibun, Margot Rood, Aaron Sheehan, Teresa Wakim, Taylor Ward, Shari Wilson

white wall shot FOR WEB

Photo by Liz Linder.