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Okeghem Weekend
April 12-14, 2024

A weekend of concerts, talks, and master classes celebrating the sublime music of Johannes Okeghem and his colleagues and contemporaries.

Weekend Passes

Don’t miss a single event!
If you already have your tickets to The World of Okeghem concert on Saturday, April 13th at 3pm, choose the 5-Event Pass.
To get tickets to all 6 events, including the concert on the 13th, choose a package that is right for you
based on what type of seats you will want for The World of Okeghem Concert.

A-Level 6-Event PassGet Tickets to All Weekend Events

$ 127

Includes reserved A-Level 4/13 concert seatingBUY NOW

B-Level 6-Event PassGet Tickets to All Weekend Events

$ 97

Includes reserved B-Level 4/13 concert seatingBUY NOW

C-Level 6-Event PassGet Tickets to All Weekend Events

$ 30-80

Includes unreserved C-Level 4/13 concert seatingBUY NOW

5-Event PassGet Tickets to 5 Weekend Events

$ 20-100

Does NOT include 4/13 concert seatingBUY NOW

Calendar of Events

Opening Festivities

Friday, April 12, 7:30 pm

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Keynote address by Sean Gallagher (New England Conservatory), performances by Blue Heron, and opening reception.
Margaret Jewett Hall, First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Talks & Conversation

Saturday, April 13, 11 am-12:30 pm

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Jane Alden (Wesleyan University): “A Vault for the Treasurer’s Gems: Okeghem’s Place in the Loire Valley Chansonniers”
Fabrice Fitch (The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland): “Three Endings from Okeghem: Mort tu as navré, Intemerata dei mater, and Alma redemptoris mater
Margaret Jewett Hall, First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Concert: The World of Johannes Okeghem

Saturday, April 13, 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
Sanctuary, First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Masterclass & Okeghem Sing-In

Saturday, April 13, 7:30 pm

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Featuring the UMass Lowell Chamber Singers (dir. Jonathan Richter), Carduus (dir. Holly Druckman), Blue Heron, and YOU!
Margaret Jewett Hall, First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Talks & Lecture-Demonstrations

Sunday, April 14, 4:00 pm

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Talks and lecture-demonstrations by Blue Heron Artistic Director, Scott Metcalfe & Sean Gallagher (The New England Conservatory)
Arts at the Armory, Somerville

Pub Concert

Sunday, April 14, 6:00 pm

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Pub Concert by Blue Heron, featuring songs by Okeghem, Busnoys, Du Fay, Binchois & others. Food and beer, with a Belgian theme, available for purchase.
Arts at the Armory, Somerville

Locations

Friday & Saturday
April 12-13

First Church Congregational, Cambridge
11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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First Church in Cambridge, Congregational is fully handicap accessible. Click the icon for more information about access.

Parking is available for our patrons for $8 at University Place Garage, at 45 University Road, Cambridge MA 02138. Click the icon for more info.

First Church is walking distance from the Harvard T Stop on the Red Line and from bus stops. Click the icon to access directions via public transportation through the MBTA website.

Sunday
April 14

Arts at the Armory, Somerville
191 Highland Ave #1c, Somerville, MA 02143

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The first floor of the Armory is ADA accessible. There is an elevator that can be used to access the second floor.

Street parking is available on Highland Avenue. A free 44-space parking lot is located behind the Armory. Overflow parking is available in the lot with the guard shack located at 75 Belmont St, Somerville (first lot on the right coming up Belmont st.). Click the icon for more info.

The new Magoun Square stop on the Green Line is a quick 10 minute walk from Arts at the Armory. The venue is also accessible via bus. Click the icon to access directions via public transportation through the MBTA website.

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.