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A Joyful Noyse Presents "Flights of Fancy" on Sunday, May 7

A Joyful Noyse Presents “Flights of Fancy” on Sunday, May 7

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...
A Joyful Noyse Sings The Passion

A Joyful Noyse Sings The Passion

The timeless and powerful story of Jesus’ last days, death, and resurrection will be told through the passion music of the German composer Reinhard Keiser by the early music group, A Joyful Noyse. Presented as part of the Hancock Concert Series, A Joyful Noyse will present selections from both Keiser’s Brockes Passion as well as his Passion According to St. Mark. The concert will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 5 at Hancock Church in Lexington. Reinhard Keiser (1674-1739) was known primarily as a celebrated opera composer, whose works in...
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...
Joyful Noyse: Lenten Vespers

Joyful Noyse: Lenten Vespers

A Joyful Noyse presents The German Klagelied: Songs of Lament and Sorrow   February 23rd, 7:30pm in the Sanctuary Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational 1912 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington   During the forty days of Lent, music, just as other human activities and practices, was dramatically affected in 17th and 18th century Germany.  Opera was replaced by Passion oratorios.  Secular concerts were replaced by pious and devotional sacred music. At the end of the 17th century the residents of Lübeck gathered at St. Mary’s Co8hurch...
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....