CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: MANY VOICES

During this challenging and uncertain time, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 public health crisis along with First Church of Cambridge, Congregational, where we perform our subscription series. As of March 12, First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, has made the difficult decision to cancel all gatherings and events at the church, therefore we must postpone our March 28 concert. If you have already purchased tickets for this concert, please hold on to them as we hope to reschedule in early June and will be in touch as soon as we are able to with a new concert date. Please also note that the March 26 concert at Boston College has been canceled due to campus closure.

We are deeply grateful to all members of the Blue Heron community who support our mission in so many meaningful ways.  We wish you all good health during this global crisis and look forward to updating you in the weeks ahead on future concerts.

Further updates will be posted here, and sent via email.

Many Voices

POSTPONED: Saturday, March 28 • 3 PM

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


MANY VOICES is a celebration of diverse voices and styles. European music before 1600 is represented by the Salve regina for six voices by the 15th-century Flemish composer Jacob Obrecht and a pair of madrigals by one of the few published female composers of the 16th century, Vittoria Aleotti. Leaping forward to the 20th century, Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur’s Le Cantique des cantiques, from 1952, sets poetry from the Song of Songs, translated into French, in a rich texture of twelve solo voices. Boston’s own Grammy-nominated composer Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol (pictured below) brings us into the present day with Devran, a polyphonic work that marries Sufi Muslim texts, Renaissance counterpoint, and elements of traditional Middle Eastern music. The concert also features a guest appearance by Sanlikol’s ensemble DÜNYA, a collective specializing in music from Turkish traditions.

Free pre-concert talk by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol (Dünya, New England Conservatory) at 2:15 PM / Doors and box office open at 2 PM

BLUE HERON (Scott Metcalfe, dir.)
Jennifer Ashe
Jonas Budris
Pamela Dellal
Paul Guttry
Steven Hrycelak
David McFerrin
Jason McStoots
Martin Near
Jessica Petrus
Margot Rood
Mark Sprinkle
Sonja DuToit Tengblad

DÜNYA
Rıdvan Aydınlı
Robert Labaree
George Lernis
Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol

Buy in advance and save: $75 Sec. A / $49 Sec. B / $35 Sec. C (General) / $27 Senior (General) / $10 Student/Low Income (General)
At the door: $78 / $52 / $38 / $30 / $10
Under 18 admitted free