Concert in Burlington
Flos florum / Flower of flowers
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 • 7:30 PM
College Street Congregational Church (United Church of Christ)
265 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Blue Heron comes to the hometown of its Director, Scott Metcalfe, to present a program of 15th-century Franco-Flemish music designed for the exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal entitled “Resplendissantes enluminures: Livres d’heures du XIIIe au XVIe siècle dans les collections du Québec / Resplendent Illuminations: Books of Hours from the 13th to the 16th Century in Quebec Collections” (September 5, 2018 to January 6, 2019). Link to exhibition information. The program will be presented in Montréal on September 27.
Books of hours were intended to offer the laity a way to experience a devotional practice similar to that of the monastic orders. They were largely centered on devotion to Mary, and contained a calendar, the Little Office or Hours of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a selection of psalms, Marian antiphons, a Litany, and other prayers, including prayers to Christ in his Passion; the illuminations depict events in the life of Mary and Jesus and other moments in biblical history, and include images of the Saints, portraits of donors or patrons, illustrations of seasonal work and play, and whimsical or grotesque marginalia. Our program mirroring the contents—both texts and images—of a Book of Hours features both sacred devotional music and a number of chansons that inspired Marian works.
Doors and box office open at 7 PM
Margot Rood & Martin Near, cantus
Owen McIntosh, Jason McStoots, Stefan Reed & Sumner Thompson, tenor & contratenor
Paul Guttry & David McFerrin, bass
Buy in Advance and Save: $40 General Admission / $35 Senior / $10 Student/Low Income
Tickets at the door: $43 / $38 / $10
Under 18 admitted free
College Street Congregational Church is located next to the Fletcher Free Library.
Parking information at parkburlington.com.