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.

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

Tickets will also be available at the door (subject to availability).

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 Montreal on September 27.

Books of hours offered the laity a way to experience a devotional practice similar to that of the monastic orders. They are largely centered on devotion to Mary and contain 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 of a book of hours includes both devotional music and secular chansons that were quoted allegorically in Marian works, and features music by Guillaume Du Fay, Gilles Binchois, Johannes Ockeghem, Johannes Regis, Alexander Agricola, and Josquin Desprez.

Doors and box office open at 7 PM

Blue Heron
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.