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

Saturday, Feb. 11, 3:00 pm
Tickets $10-$87
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First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
11 Garden Street, Cambridge
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A program on the themes of Fortuna (the goddess Fortune) and Fama (rumor, reputation), featuring Josquin Desprez’s sunny mass based on the song Fortuna desperata and a group of six settings of Dido’s last words, Dulces exuvie, by Josquin, Marbriano De Orto, Alexander Agricola, Johannes Ghiselin, Jean Mouton, and anonymous.

Concert time is approximately 65 minutes. There will be no intermission.

Free pre-concert talk 45 minutes prior to the performance.

Doors and box office open at 2pm, 1 hour prior to the performance.

Kim Leeds, Sophie Michaux, Reginald Mobley, cantus
Jason McStoots, James Reese, Sumner Thompson, tenor
Paul Guttry, Steven Hrycelak, David McFerrin, bassus

All concert dates, programs and personnel are subject to change without notice.

As of November 2022, audience members are required to wear face masks for the health and safety of all. Visit here to read the most up-to-date safety policies for all at Blue Heron concerts.

Ticket purchases are non-refundable.

Blue Heron is pleased to be participating in the Card to Culture program 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 on’s list of Card to Culture Organizations for the Greater Boston Area

Doors open at 2:00 PM. If needed for mobility, use office entrance next to the playground on Garden Street; all others please use main entrance to the sanctuary.