Blue Heron presents Songs About Hope at the Church of the Good Shepherd on April 29.
The group, which featues three singers and three players presents Esperance & Amors in 14th-century songs by Machaut, Senleches and others. Proceeds from this concert will benefit Watertown Family Network and the Church of the Good Shepherd.
The concert will be held on Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave. in Watertown. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
The vocal ensemble Blue Heron has been acclaimed by The Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables” and hailed by Alex Ross in The New Yorker for the “expressive intensity” of its interpretations. Combining a commitment to vivid live performance with the study of original source materials and historical performance practices, Blue Heron ranges over a wide repertoire, according to Blue Heron’s website.
Blue Heron’s Musical Director Scott Metcalfe, who also plays harp and vielle, has gained wide recognition as one of North America’s leading specialists in music from the 15th through 17th centuries and beyond. Musical and artistic director of Blue Heron since its founding in 1999, he is also music director of New York City’s Green Mountain Project (Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director), whose performances of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 and other Vespers programs devised by Metcalfe have been hailed by The New York Timesas “quite simply terrific” and by The Boston Globe as “stupendous,” the Blue Heron website says.
Advance tickets are available online at www.blueheronchoir.org. You may also call 617-960-7956 or email email@example.com.
For More information and to see a video of Blue Heron performing, click here blueheronchoir.org/concerts/other-concerts-events/songs-about-hope/