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Concert Series 2017-2018

2017-2018 November 12 at 2:00 p.m. Bay Colony Brass War and Peace – Music of Conflict and Celebration ranges from the grandeur of Walton’s Crown Imperial and the realities of conflict in Britten’s Russian Funeral Music, to meditations on peacemaking like Wagner’s Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral and Barber’s Mutations on Bach. The Bay Colony Brass will perform a wide-ranging landscape of works for large brass ensemble. Bay Colony Brass is one of the few large brass ensembles (or brass choirs) of its kind in the United States. Composed of twenty players, the group performs a broad...
2015 Concert Series Press Release

2015 Concert Series Press Release

Tribute to Leonard Bernstein to Launch 5th Season of Hancock Concert Series LEXINGTON, MA–Choirs, brass, bells, early music, vocal music, and a spectacular new piano trio are all on the roster for this fall’s Hancock Concert Series. Celebrating its 5th season, this year’s season is bigger and better than ever. The Series is sponsored by, and held at, the beautifully renovated and fully accessible Hancock Church on Lexington’s historic battle green. ‘To celebrate our new building, we have planned  our biggest Series yet,” says Director of...
Patriot's Day Handbell Concert, April 20, 11:15am

Patriot’s Day Handbell Concert, April 20, 11:15am

The Handbell Program at Hancock Church presents their 12th Annual Patriot’s Day Handbell Concert of Patriotic and American Music in the sanctuary on Monday April 20, 2015 at 11:15- 12noon. The music is rung on 5 octaves of English handbells by ringers of all ages in a program that is light-hearted and family-friendly. You’ll find yourself swaying to upbeat music of America, including patriotic favorites, spirituals, marches, movie tunes, and music of George Gershwin. Suggested donation is $3 per person to benefit the Handbell Scholarship Fund....
A Joyful Noyse, May 9, 7:30pm

A Joyful Noyse, May 9, 7:30pm

  TEXT: A survey of music heard at the court of Ferrara, Italy from Dufay and Josquin to the emergence of the extraordinary trio of women musicians known as the Concerto delle Donne.  With background and commentary by musicologist Dr. Teresa Neff. Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Hancock United Church of Christ, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA Suggested $10 donation to support Hancock Cantata Fund When we think of the important music centers of the world, perhaps Venice, Vienna, Paris, and Hamburg come...
A Joyful Noyse Concert, Mar 14th - Cancelled

A Joyful Noyse Concert, Mar 14th – Cancelled

UPDATE 2/26/2015: Due to the snowstorms interrupting our concerts schedule, we will have to postpone this concert to another time, TBA. Thank you for your understanding! A Joyful Noyse presents: Membra Jesu nostri by Dietrich Buxtehude Saturday, March 14th, 7:30 pm at Hancock Church 1912 Mass Ave, Lexington In 1680 Dietrich Buxtehude dedicated his extraordinary cycle of passion cantatas, titled Membra Jesu nostri with the following words: to a foremost man, Gustav Düben, most noble and honored friend, Director of Music to His Most Serene Majesty, the...
The Music of Downton Abbey, Jan 18th, 3pm

The Music of Downton Abbey, Jan 18th, 3pm

With the new season of hugely popular series Downton Abbey now underway, what better time to enjoy an afternoon of music as heard by Lord Grantham, Lady Mary, and Matthew Crawley? The Hancock Concert Series is pleased to present Music from the Era of Downton Abbey as part of our 2014-2015 concert series on Sunday, January 18 at 3:00 p.m. Soprano Jean Danton, baritone Mark Morgan, and pianist Linda Papatopoli will present vocal and piano music featured on the show and from the era. Included will be popular songs, opera, operetta, ragtime, and...
A Joyful Noyse: Advent Concert on December 7th at 7:30 PM

A Joyful Noyse: Advent Concert on December 7th at 7:30 PM

It’s the time of year when the “music of the season” bombards our ears at every turn. We hear endless loops of Rudolph, Jingle Bells, and White Christmas in every store and in every commercial. On Saturday, Dec. 7th at 7:30pm, A Joyful Noyse, an early music ensemble in residence at Hancock Church in Lexington, brings us a reprieve from all that with music from 18th century France. Mass for 8 voices, 8 strings and flutes (H.3) by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1634-1702) is a work for double choir and period instruments that...
Disarming Pachelbel: Songs of Praise and Exaltation

Disarming Pachelbel: Songs of Praise and Exaltation

Disarming Pachelbel Songs of Praise and Exaltation! This year, A Joyful Noyse’s Advent concert will focus on a composer who is known by almost all for his Canon in D, but whose other works have been rarely performed or recorded. The early music ensemble is in residence at Hancock Church in Lexington and provides the church with service music as well as concerts of sacred and secular music. Born in 1655, in Nuremberg, Germany, Johann Pachelbel was extremely popular and respected in his own lifetime....