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Special Event

Behind the Songs: Open Rehearsal

Thursday, April 27, 2023
6:30 pm – 8:30pm

This working rehearsal will give a sneak preview of April’s concert, along with commentary from Scott and the other musicians, and an opportunity to ask questions.
Tickets are very limited – don’t miss this chance to see the inner workings of the artistic process!

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2022-2023 SEASON

Our Cambridge Subscription Season Concerts are given in the sanctuary at
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
11 Garden Street (next to the Sheraton Commander).
Masks are required at all times for the health and safety of all

Blue Heron is pleased to be participating in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council, Department of Transitional Assistance, WIC Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by extending free tickets to EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders.
Instructions for claiming a ticket via your card may be found by locating Blue Heron within the full list of participating organizations offering EBTWIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.

Contact Sara 10am-2pm at 617-960-7956 if you need help with your order.

New this season: Concerts will take place on Saturday afternoons at 3:00 pm.
Our December program will be presented three times as usual,
on Friday at 8 pm and Saturday at 3 pm and 8 pm.
Please note: Virtual/streaming concerts are NOT offered this season.


Ockeghem@600 Concert 12: Requiem

Saturday, October 15, 3:00 pm

One of the master’s most celebrated and mysterious creations, the earliest surviving polyphonic setting of the Requiem Mass, together with motets honoring Ockeghem by Antoine Busnoys and Johannes Lupi.

Christmas in Renaissance Spain

Friday, December 16, 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 17, 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm

A festive new program of sonorous motets, exuberant villancicos, and comic ensaladas for the Christmas season, with singers, guitars, percussion, and dulcian.

Fortuna & Fama: Josquin’s Missa Fortuna desperata & Dido’s lament

Saturday, February 11, 3:00 pm

A program we presented for the festival Laus Polyphoniae in Antwerp in 2021, on the themes of Fortune and Fama (rumour, reputation): Josquin’s sunny mass based on the song Fortuna desperata and a group of settings of Dido’s last words, Dulces exuvie, by Josquin, De Orto, Agricola and others.

Ockeghem@600 Concert 13: Missa Mi mi

Saturday, March 25, 3:00 pm

The final installation in our multi-season traversal of Ockeghem’s complete works, featuring some of his most moving pieces—the Missa Mi mi, the motet Intemerata dei mater, and the song Presque transi—as well as the famous lament for Ockeghem, Nymphes des bois by Josquin Desprez.

Songs & Dances for Isabella: Courtly music from Mantua & Ferrara, c. 1500

Saturday, April 29, 3:00 pm

Blue Heron will be joined by a pair of outstanding medieval instrumentalists—fiddle player Anna Danilevskaia (Switzerland) and multi-instrumental virtuosa Debra Nagy (Cleveland)—in a program of music connected to the Este and Gonzaga families, circa 1500.

Select images courtesy of the National Library of France

Missa mi mi graphic MS Chigi C VIII 234, f. ii (4) © 2023 Vatican Apostolic Library used by permission of the Vatican Apostolic Library, with all rights reserved.