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Christmas in Medieval England

Friday, December 15 at 8PM & Saturday, December 16 at 3PM & 8PM


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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


“Agnus dei” from Missa Mi mi by Johannes Okeghem (1420-1497)

Recorded live Saturday, March 25, 2023
at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Cody Bowers, Kim Leeds & Reginald Mobley, cantus
Corey Dalton Hart, Jason McStoots, Steven Soph & Sumner Thompson, tenor
Steven Hrycelak & David McFerrin, bassus
Scott Metcalfe, Artistic Director

Video by Kathy Wittman, Ball Square Films
Audio by Joel Gordon

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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

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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