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Upcoming Concerts

Sunday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m. 

Flights of Fancy 

Music inspired by our fine-feathered friends featuring works by Handel, Biber, Scarlatti, Bononcini and more!

Presented by the early music ensemble A Joyful Noyse

$15 suggested donation to support Hancock Music Program

 

Flights of Fancy will be performed by the early music ensemble A Joyful Noyse, a group of professional and talented amateur early music performers in residence at the church. Usually performing liturgical music, this concert is a departure into the realm of the secular. It focuses on the rich history of fascination and inspiration that birds and their songs have been to composers. The concert will make a musical journey through France, Italy, England, and Germany in both the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Included will be ensemble vocal music by Monteverdi, Janequin, and Gbbons; a humorous Baroque violin sonata by Biber; solo vocal cantatas, and much more. A flock of early instruments will accompany the proceedings, including violas da gamba, harpsichord, recorders, crumhorns, and a rackett!


Sunday, May 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Mozart’s Requiem 

Presented by The Jameson Singers

$15 suggested donation to support Hancock Music Program

 

The Jameson Singers will perform Mozart’s powerful Requiem in a completion by Mozart scholar Robert Levin. Left incomplete at his death, Mozart’s Requiem was completed at the time by his student Sussmayer. Dr. Levin has stripped out Sussmayer’s changes and additions and completed the work in greater accord with Mozart’s own compositional practices. The result is a piece both familiar and unexpected at the same time. Also on the program are Mozart’s otherwordly Ave verum corpus, and two works by Heinrich Schutz. The Singers, now in their 7th season, are a highly acclaimed 60 voice chorus under the direction of nationally known conductor Dr. Jameson Marvin, the former Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University from 1978 to 2010. Composed of many of his former students, the group has performed to glowing reviews and been featured at the American Choral Directors Association convention.


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