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2023-2024 SEASON

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Please check for the latest safety protocols which are subject to change.

Our Cambridge Subscription Season Concerts are given in the sanctuary at
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
11 Garden Street (next to the Sheraton Commander).


Le Rossignol musical / The Musical Nightingale

Saturday, October 14, 2023
3:00 PM

Songs about love & freedom, nightingales & other musical birds from Le Rossignol musical (Antwerp, 1597), by Sweelinck, Le Jeune, Pevernage, De Rore & others – a program premiered at Antwerp’s Laus Polyphoniae festival in August 2023.
Preconcert lecture by Kate van Orden (Harvard University) at 2:15pm

Christmas in Medieval England

Friday, December 15, 2023
8:00 PM
Saturday, December 16, 2023
3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Our well-loved English Christmas program returns after six years, refreshed & revised with new carols, chant & motets.

Renaissance Portraits

Saturday, January 20, 2024
3:00 PM

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Musical portraits of popes & nobles, lovers & spouses, patrons & friends, & theatrical personalities including a cocky cook & a desperately self-absorbed lover. Music by Ciconia, Du Fay, Busnoys, Isaac & others.
Preconcert lecture by Jodi Cranston (Boston University) at 2:15pm

Tasso & Wert

Saturday, March 23, 2024
8:00 PM

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Blue Heron’s exploration of the Italian madrigal continues with a new program featuring settings of dramatic scenes by Torquato Tasso, with music by the great Giaches de Wert & others.
Preconcert lecture by Emiliano Ricciardi (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) at 7:15pm

The World of Johannes Okeghem

Saturday, April 13, 2024
3:00 PM

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Blue Heron is at present very likely the only ensemble in the world to have sung every piece written by the great Johannes Okeghem. Building on this unique expertise, we present a selection of the master’s very best in the context of music by his contemporaries & colleagues.
Preconcert lecture by Sean Gallagher (New England Conservatory) at 2:15pm

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

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.