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iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 114, “Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost”; Frank Martin: Et la vie l’emporta; Jan Dismas Zelenka: Three motets from Responsoria pro Hebdomada Sancta; J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 3, “Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid”. NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Anton Bruckner: Pange lingua; Anton Bruckner: Christus factus est; Herbert Howells: Requiem; Frank Martin: Mass for Double Choir. First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden St., Cambridge MA

iCal 3:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Robert Schumann: Four Double Choruses; Marjorie Merryman: Beauty, Grief and Grandeur (First Boston Performance); James MacMillan: The Seven Last Words from the Cross (First Boston Performance). NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Rhetoric's Revolution. W.A. Mozart: Ave verum corpus; Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 47 in G, “The Palindrome”; Jan Dismas Zelenka: Missa votiva in E minor, ZWV 18 (First Boston Performance). Mozart’s iconic yet tender Ave Verum Corpus is paired with Haydn’s apparently simple—but secretly sensational—“Palindrome” Symphony No. 47, and the Boston premiere (in a city rife with early music ensembles) of Bach contemporary Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Mass in E minor. Pre-concert lecture at 7 pm in the Keller Room, and post-concert reception (both free with concert ticket). NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: A Celebration of Bach Cantatas. The 50th Anniversary Season will commence with a reprise of Cantata Singers’ inaugural program. J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 131, “Aus der Tiefen" (Eric Perry, tenor, Dana Whiteside, bass); Bach: Cantata BWV 82, “Ich habe genug” (James Maddalena, baritone, Peggy Pearson, oboe); Bach: Cantata BWV 72, “Alles nur nach Gottes Willen” (Lisa Lynch, soprano, Lynn Torgove, alto, James Dargan, bass). Pre-concert discussion at 7:00 pm with David Hoose and David Rockefeller, Jr. in the Keller Room. Post-concert party in Brown Hall. NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston MA 02115

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 (Vespro della Beata Vergine). Performed with a full period instrument ensemble. Pre-concert discussion at 7:00 pm with Scott Allen Jarrett. St. Paul’s Church, 29 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 7:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Rehearsal—Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah. Free admission (in Lexington). Dress rehearsal on Feb. 21 at Jordan Hall is also open to the public. Performance is sold out: reserve rehearsal tickets online or by phone. Battin Hall, Cary Memorial Building, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington MA 02420

iCal 1:30 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Dress rehearsal—Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah. Free admission. Performance is sold out: reserve rehearsal tickets online or by phone. NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA

iCal 3:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah. Free admission. (As of Feb. 7, performance is sold out, but rehearsals on Feb. 19 and Feb. 21 have been opened to the public.) NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Mendelssohn: Elijah. Free performance, with the support of the Free for All Concert Fund. Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass (Elijah). NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA 02115

iCal 3:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Chamber concert. Songs and small ensemble works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Monteverdi, and Harbison. Allison Voth, Music Director. Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon Street, Boston MA

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Bach, Zelenka, and Harbison World Premiere. Program includes Bach: Chorale Prelude BWV 649, “Ach, bleib bei uns” orchestrated by David Hoose; Jan Dismas Zelenka: Miserere in C minor, ZWV 57; John Harbison: Supper at Emmaus (world premiere, for soloists, chorus and chamber orchestra); Zelenka: Motets from Responsoria pro Hebdomada Sancta, ZWV 55; Bach: Cantata BWV 6, “Bleib bei uns, den es will Abend werden”. NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA 02115

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Bach and Ruehr. Elena Ruehr: "Eve" (Cantata Singers commission, world premiere); J.S. Bach: “Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben,” BWV 77; “Dem Gerechten muß das Licht immer wieder aufgehen,” BWV 195a. NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Sergei Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (Всенощное бдѣніе), op. 37. Sung in Russian. St. Paul's Church, 29 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Sergei Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil (Всенощное бдѣніе), op. 37. Sung in Russian. Houghton Chapel, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley MA 02481 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Bach's Magnificat and Zelenka's Te Deum. Spend Mother's Day with the Cantata Singers. Hear Bach's beloved Magnificat alongside music by Cantata Singers' newest muse, Jan Dismas Zelenka. NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Mozart's C Minor Mass. W.A. Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor; Ludwig van Beethoven: Elegiac Song, op. 118; F.J. Haydn: Symphony No. 86 in D Major. NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Choral Classics with Joseph Flummerfelt. A program chosen and led by world-renowned choral conductor Joseph Flummerfelt. Works include Tomás Luis de Victoria: O vos omnes; Pablo Casals: O vos omnes; Peter Maxwell Davies: The Lord’s Prayer; Maurice Duruflé: Notre père; Igor Stravinsky: Pater noster; Giuseppe Verdi: Ave Maria; Benjamin Britten: "The Evening Primrose", from Flower Songs; Irving Fine: "The Hourglass"; Samuel Barber: "The Coolin’", from Reincarnations; Aaron Copland: "Long time Ago"; "At the River"; "The Promise of Living", from The Tender Land; Johannes Brahms: Liebeslieder Wälzer; Neue Liebeslieder Wältzer; Zum schluss. Pre-concert talk at 7 pm by Dr. Jameson Marvin, choral conductor and former Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University. Free post-concert reception in Williams Hall. Single tickets $25-$69 (discounts for students, seniors, and groups); subscriptions available. NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Made in America: Songs by Barber, Copland, and Fine. Chamber music by American composers Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and Irving Fine. Allison Voth, conductor; Cantata Singers members performing include Brian Church, Angelynne Hinson, Kathy Howard, Kimberly Leeds, Lisa Lynch, Michael Merullo, Jennifer Webb, Ron Williams, and Majie Zeller. Yehudi Wyner will give a pre-concert talk, free to all ticketholders, at 6:30 pm. All are welcome at a free post-concert reception. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, 200 Beacon Street, Somerville MA 02143 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: G.F. Handel: Israel in Egypt (complete three-part version). Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA 02420

iCal 2:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: G.F. Handel: Israel in Egypt (complete three-part version). NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA 02115

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Brahms's Requiem. Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem; J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 60, “O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort”; Ricercar; Anton Webern: Five Movements for String Orchestra. Majie Zeller, soprano; Lynn Torgove, alto; Eric Christopher Perry, tenor; Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass; Dana Whiteside, bass. Pre-concert talk by John Harbison, composer and former Cantata Singers’ Music Director, at 7pm in Williams Hall (free to all ticket holders). All are welcome at a free post-concert reception in Williams Hall. Single Tickets $25-$69, discounts for students, seniors, and groups. NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Bach and Pärt. Arvo Pärt: Adam’s Lament (Boston premiere); J.S. Bach: J.S. Bach: “Komm, Jesu, komm”; Lutheran Mass in A. Pre-concert talk at 7pm by Scott Allen Jarrett, Director of Music at Marsh Chapel and Music Director of Back Bay Chorale. Free post-concert reception. Single tickets: $25-$69. First Church, Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Bach and Zelenka. J.S. Bach: Cantata 109, “Ich glaube, lieber Herr, hilf meinem Unglauben”; Cantata 147, “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben”; Jan Dismas Zelenka: “Laetatus Sum” (U.S. premiere); ZWV 55, “Tenebrae factae sunt” from Responsoria pro hebdomada Sancta. Lisa Lynch, soprano; Karyl Ryczek, soprano; Emily Marvosh, mezzo-soprano; Kimberly Leeds, alto; Lynn Torgove, alto; William Hite, tenor; Eric Christopher Perry, tenor; Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass. Pre-concert talk by Scott Allen Jarrett, Director of Music at Marsh Chapel and Music Director of Back Bay Chorale. Free post-concert reception in Williams Hall. New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Chamber series: Entartete Musik. Music by Arnold Schoenberg, Berthold Goldschmidt, Paul Hindemith, and others labeled “degenerate” composers by the Nazis. Mark Ludwig, Executive Director of the Terezín Music Foundation and violist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will give the pre-concert talk, free to all ticketholders, at 6:30 pm. Following the performance, all are welcome at a free post-concert reception. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 200 Beacon Street, Somerville MA 02143 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: A Seasonal Celebration. Claudio Monteverdi: Gloria a 7; Laetatus sum; Hugo Distler: “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen” Variations from “The Christmas Story”; Heinrich Schütz: “Nun danket alle Gott”; “Ach Herr, du Schöpfer aller Ding”; Arnold Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden, op. 13. Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA 02420

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: A Seasonal Celebration. Claudio Monteverdi: Gloria a 7; Laetatus sum; Hugo Distler: “Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen” Variations from “The Christmas Story”; Heinrich Schütz: “Nun danket alle Gott”; “Ach Herr, du Schöpfer aller Ding”; Arnold Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden, op. 13. St. Paul’s Church, 29 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 7:30 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Chamber Series: Weiner and Weill. Yiddish art songs by American composer Lazar Weiner and cabaret music by German composer Kurt Weill. Soloists include sopranos Bonnie Gleason and Angelynne Hinson, mezzo-sopranos Lynn Torgove and Jennifer Webb, tenor Michael Bennett, and baritone Brian Church. Supported in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. Yehudi Wyner, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, will give a pre-concert talk, free to all ticketholders, at 6:30pm. Free post-concert reception. Tickets: $25; discounts for students, seniors, and groups. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, 200 Beacon Street, Somerville MA 02143 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor. Karyl Ryczek, soprano; Kimberly Leeds, alto; Lynn Torgove, alto; Jennifer Webb, alto; Eric Christopher Perry, tenor; Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass; Dana Whiteside, bass. New England Conservatory musicologist Ellen Exner gives a pre-concert talks, free to all ticketholders, at 7 pm on Friday and 2 pm on Sunday. Free post-concert reception. Tickets: $25-69;, discounts for students, seniors, and groups. NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor. Karyl Ryczek, soprano; Kimberly Leeds, alto; Lynn Torgove, alto; Jennifer Webb, alto; Eric Christopher Perry, tenor; Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass; Dana Whiteside, bass. New England Conservatory musicologist Ellen Exner gives a pre-concert talks, free to all ticketholders, at 7 pm on Friday and 2 pm on Sunday. Free post-concert reception. Tickets: $25-69;, discounts for students, seniors, and groups. Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington MA 02420 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Chamber series: Les Six. Music by early 20th century French avant-garde composers Honegger, Auric, Durey, Milhaud, Poulenc, and Tailleferre. Anna Winestein, art historian and Executive Director of the Ballets Russes Arts Initiative, will give a pre-concert talk, free to all ticketholders, at 6:30pm. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 136 Irving St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Honegger, Wyner, and Weiner. Arthur Honegger: King David (in French); Yehudi Wyner: Torah Service for chorus, cantor, and brass ensemble; songs and choral music by Lazar Weiner (Yehudi Wyner’s father). In lieu of a pre-concert talk, a Shabbat dinner will be held at 6:30 pm at the Huntington Avenue YMCA at 316 Huntington Ave. (note that prior registration is required to attend the Shabbat dinner). Free post-concert reception. Tickets: $25-$69. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Mozart, Haydn, and Zelenka. W.A. Mozart: Misericordias Domini; F.J. Haydn: Symphony No. 80 in D minor; Jan Dismas Zelenka: Missa Divi Xaverii, ZWV 12 (U.S. Premiere). Lisa Lynch, soprano; Alexandra Whitfield, soprano; Lynn Torgove, alto; Jennifer Webb, alto; Jason Sabol, tenor; Stephen Williams, tenor; Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass. Pre-concert talk by William Cutter, Director of Choral Programs at MIT. Post-concert soirée in honor of David Hoose's 35th anniversary as Music Director is an additional ticketed event (soirée tickets are $50). Concert tickets: $25-$75 (subscriptions start at $85). NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Chamber series: Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn. Lesser-known chamber works by the three Classical composers for voice and piano, including Welsh folk song arrangements by Haydn, and Scottish and Irish folk song arrangements by Beethoven. David Hoose, Music Director of Cantata Singers, will give a pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm, free to all ticket holders. All are welcome at a free reception following the performance. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 136 Irving St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Noël: Music for the Season in Cambridge. Seasonal music for chamber chorus and ensemble by Schütz, Harbison, Holst and Vaughan Williams, with unusual, and unusually gorgeous, music by Bax and Chadwick. Single Tickets: $25-$75; 20% discount with online code HOLIDAY20. First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138 (View flier)

iCal 3:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Noël: Music for the Season in Cambridge. Seasonal music for chamber chorus and ensemble by Schütz, Harbison, Holst and Vaughan Williams, with unusual, and unusually gorgeous, music by Bax and Chadwick. Single Tickets: $25-$75; 20% discount with online code HOLIDAY20. Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall, 1471 Highland Ave, Needham MA 02492 (View flier)

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Bach and Child. J.S. Bach: BWV 2, "Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein"; BWV 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis"; Peter Child: Lamentations (World Premiere, commission). Inspired by a contemporary poetic translation of the Lamentations from the Old Testament by writer David Rosenberg, Lamentations explores the themes of loss and turmoil, also echoed in BWV 2 and 21. Composer Peter Child will give a pre-concert talk, free to all ticketholders, at 7 pm in Williams Hall. Following the performance, all are invited to attend a free post-concert reception. Single tickets: $25-$75; discounts for students, seniors, and groups. NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA 02115 (View flier)

iCal 7:30 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Chamber series: Music of South America and Spain. Songs for solo treble voices by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Carlos Guastavino, among others. Musicologist Chelsea Burns will give a pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm, free to all ticket holders. All are welcome at a free reception following the performance. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 136 Irving St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Beethoven Missa solemnis. Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis; Arnold Schoenberg: Psalm 130, De profundis. Dana Varga, soprano; Emily Marvosh, alto; Yegishe Manucharyan, tenor; Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass. Lewis Lockwood, Professor of Music, Emeritus at Harvard University, will give a pre-concert talk, free to all ticketholders, at 7 pm in Williams Hall. Following the performance, all are invited to attend a free post-concert reception. NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston MA 02115

iCal 7:30 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Chamber series: Music of the Baltic Nations. Highlighting composers from the Baltic Nations, including Estonian Veljo Tormis, Latvian Peter Vasks, Lithuanian Jonas Govėdas, and others. Katherine Pukinskis, composer and musicologist, will give a pre-concert talk at 6:30 pm, free to all ticket holders. All are welcome at a free reception following the performance. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 136 Irving St, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 8:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Pärt, Victoria, and Harris. Tomás Luis de Victoria: Officium defunctorum; Arvo Pärt: Berliner Messe; William Harris: Faire is the Heaven. One hour before the performance there will be a talk by Terry Decima, pianist and retired Professor at New England Conservatory. All are welcome at a free reception following the performance. First Church Congregational, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138

iCal 3:00 PM. Cantata Singers [MA]: Pärt, Victoria, and Harris. Tomás Luis de Victoria: Officium defunctorum; Arvo Pärt: Berliner Messe; William Harris: Faire is the Heaven. One hour before the performance there will be a talk by Terry Decima, pianist and retired Professor at New England Conservatory. All are welcome at a free reception following the performance. Church of The Covenant, 67 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02116


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