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Directed by Scott Metcalfe, Blue Heron Renaissance Choir is an ensemble of professional singers from Boston specializing in music from about 1400-1600, the golden age of the vocal ensemble.

Directed by Scott Metcalfe, Blue Heron Renaissance Choir is an ensemble of professional singers from Boston specializing in music from about 1400-1600, the golden age of the vocal ensemble.
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Location:

Auburndale, MA

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Directed by Scott Metcalfe, Blue Heron Renaissance Choir is an ensemble of professional singers from Boston specializing in music from about 1400-1600, the golden age of the vocal ensemble.

Language:

English

Contact:

Blue Heron, Inc. 45 Ash Street Auburndale, MA 02466 617-960-7956


Episodes

Performing Late Medieval Music in The Modern Day

2/13/2018
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Episode 6 features a pre-concert talk by Scott Metcalfe given on February 3, 2018, in Cambridge. He discusses ideas about beauty and form presented in Robert Hass's A Little Book on Form (2017) and connects them to Blue Heron's work, pondering the issues raised by a 21st-century concert performance of a piece of late medieval music whose original purpose was to enhance a sacred liturgy.

Duration:00:28:50

Premieres of Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks by Nicholas Ludford (c.1490-1557) and John Mason (c.1480-1548) and Variety and Expression in the Performance of 16th-century Music -- Pre-Concert Lecture by Scott Metcalfe

6/27/2013
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Episode 5 features a pre-concert lecture by Blue Heron's Music Director, Scott Metcalfe. In his lecture, given on October 13, 2012, before a concert in Cambridge, Metcalfe took on a number of interesting topics. He discussed the works that were about to be given their North American Premieres (Ludford's Missa Inclina cor meum and Mason's Ave fuit prima salus), the history of the Peterhouse partbooks (which is the sole source of those pieces), why Blue Heron approaches this repertoire the...

Duration:00:32:00

Divine Songs (featuring music of Johannes Ockeghem (c.1420-1497)) -- Pre-Concert Lecture by Sean Gallagher

4/4/2013
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Episode 4 features a pre-concert lecture by Sean Gallagher, Visiting Associate Professor of Music (Musicology and Ethnomusicology) at Boston University. In his lecture, given on March 2, 2013, Prof. Gallagher discusses the brilliant 15th-century composer of vocal polyphony Johannes Ockeghem and his contemporaries, focusing in particular on the cultural and theological world in which they lived. The lecture was sponsored in part by the Cambridge Society for Early Music.

Duration:00:27:38

Music from the Age of El Greco and Velázquez: Pre-Concert Lecture

9/23/2008
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Episode 3 features a pre-concert lecture by Dr. Douglas Kirk. All the music is from the live performance following the lecture, featuring Blue Heron, the Boston Shawm and Sackbut Ensemble, and the Blue Heron Violin Band. Recorded in April 2008. This episode sponsored by the Cambridge Society for Early Music.

Duration:00:36:34

Music of John Taverner and William Byrd: Pre-Concert Lecture

5/12/2008
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Episode 2 features a pre-concert lecture by Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Professor Teresa Neff. All the music is from the live performance following the lecture. Recorded in September 2007. This episode sponsored by the Cambridge Society for Early Music.

Duration:00:39:38

The World of John Dunstable: Pre-Concert Lecture

7/20/2007
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This podcast episode features a pre-concert lecture by Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Visiting Assistant Professor Myke Cuthbert. The music in this episode is from the live performance that followed the lecture. Recorded in November 2006.

Duration:00:18:03