Our Cambridge Subscription Season Concerts are given in the sanctuary at
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
11 Garden Street (next to the Sheraton Commander).
Contact Sara 10am-2pm at 617-960-7956 if you need help with your purchase.
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 3pm and 8 pm.
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.
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.
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.