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Okeghem Weekend

April 12-14, 2024


Tasso & Wert

Saturday, March 23, 8:00 pm


The World of Johannes Okeghem

Saturday, April 13, 3:00 pm


Johannes Ockeghem:

Complete Songs, volume 2


Okeghem Weekend

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Opening Festivities: Performance & Reception
Friday, April 12, 7:30 pm 

Talks & Conversation
Saturday, April 13, 11:00 am 

The World of Johannes Okeghem
Saturday, April 13, 3:00 pm

Masterclass and Okeghem Sing-In
Saturday, April 13, 7:30 pm

Talks and Lecture-Demonstrations
Saturday, April 14, 4:00 pm

Pub Concert
Saturday, April 14, 6:00 pm


Friday and Saturday events are at
First Church Congregational, Cambridge
11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA

Sunday events are at
Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave, Somerville MA

Concert Season

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View the 2023-2024 Concert Lineup

Le Rossignol musical / The Musical Nightingale
Saturday, October 14, 3:00 pm 

Christmas in Medieval England
Friday, December 15, 8:00 pm & Saturday, December 16, 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm 

Renaissance Portraits
Saturday, January 20, 3:00 pm 

Tasso & Wert
Saturday, March 23, 8:00 pm 

The World of Johannes Okeghem
Saturday, April 13, 3:00 pm

View the 2023-2024 Spotlight Sessions

Jodi Cranston
Renaissance Portraits: paintings, sculpture & medallions
Wednesday, January 10, 7-8:30 pm

Emiliano Ricciardi
Torquato Tasso & the Italian madrigal
Wednesday, February 28, 7-8:30 pm

This highly important [Peterhouse recording] project, one of the most important early choral projects of our time, has unearthed a series of masterly composers hitherto virtually unknown...Such is the authority of Scott Metcalfe and his singers with this repertoire that they negotiate even the most daringly challenging and unexpected passages with utter confidence, and, as previously, with a delicious blend of expressiveness and seemingly inexorable forward momentum.

D. James Ross, Early Music Review (UK)

a revelation - fresh, dynamic and vibrant...urgent and wondrous music-making of the highest order

Damian Fowler, Gramophone (UK)

fine gradations of dynamics; pungent diction; telling contrasts of ethereal and earthly timbres; tempos that are more lusty than languid; a way of propelling a phrase toward a goal. ... The singing is both precise and fluid, immaculate and alive...

Alex Ross, The New Yorker

A listener then would have been lucky to hear these works brought off with such panache. The program is by turns pensive and lively, and the scholarship required to evoke stylistic accuracy is put totally at the service of performance.

David Allen, The New York Times

I feel privileged to be able to revel in such a subtle shaped set of performances... This is the kind of recording that makes you sit up and pay attention.. There is plenty that is memorable here, and always the anticipation of something juicy to relish just around the corner. You can't ask much more than that from a CD.

Dominy Clements, MusicWeb International

The earthy sensuousness of Blue Heron's singing coupled with the curatorial care behind its programming have clearly earned the trust of audiences

Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe

But Blue Heron’s devotion to this repertory — the ensemble has recorded five albums of music from the Peterhouse Partbooks — is not justified only by its rarity. This is vivid and radiant music. ...
... With two or three singers to a part and women stepping into the shoes of boy choristers, Blue Heron brings a zesty and sensual sound to these works of devotional music.

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times