Richard Pygott's Missa Veni sancte spiritus & other works


Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks
Richard Pygott, Missa Veni sancte spiritus & other works

Saturday, February 3 • 8 PM

First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
11 Garden Street (Next to the Sheraton Commander)

Blue Heron has released five CDs of the Peterhouse repertoire, copied c. 1540 for Canterbury Cathedral, a project called “one of the most important early choral projects of our time” (Early Music Review (UK)). The fifth CD, released last March, has been selected as a 2017 Critic’s Choice in Gramophone. But there is much more wonderful music to explore in this large collection. Don’t miss this season’s program, featuring our premiere performance of the splendid Missa Veni sancte spiritus by Richard Pygott, whose amazing Salve regina appears on vol. 2 of the 5-CD set. View a video about the Peterhouse recording project.
This concert will also be offered in Providence on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 4 PM.

Doors and box office open at 7 PM / Pre-concert talk by Scott Metcalfe at 7:15 PM

Blue Heron
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, Brenna Wells, Shari Alise Wilson, Jennifer Ashe, Pamela Dellal, Martin Near, Owen McIntosh, Mark Sprinkle, Michael Barrett, Jason McStoots, Cameron Beauchamp, Paul Guttry, David McFerrin, voices

Buy in advance and save: $65 Sec. A / $45 Sec. B / $32 Sec. C (General) / $27 Senior (General) / $10 Student/Low Income (General)
At the door: $68 / $48 / $35 / $30 / $10
(Under 18 admitted free)

Image: Pentecost illumination from the Sherbrooke Missal (East Anglia, c. 1310-20), f. 169v. Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru – The National Library of Wales.