The Boston Choral Ensemble (Andrew Shenton, music director) will present a concert entitled Déplorations on March 8 at St. Paul’s Church in Cambridge and March 9 at The Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Both performances will begin at 8pm.
From Professor Shenton:
The act of deploration, or lament, especially for the death of a loved one, has inspired composers to write some of the most powerfully moving music. This concert begins with the famous Deploration on the death of Ockegham by Josquin. In the first of two main sections we contrast Tallis’s settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah for men’s voices with Tartini’s setting of the Stabat Mater dolorosa for women’s voices. In the second main section, we highlight different approaches to text interpretation with settings of the same text, from the renaissance and from the twentieth century. The concert concludes with the monumental 40-part motet Spem in alium by Tallis, which is a renaissance masterpiece and any performance is always an occasion.
For more details and tickets, please visit bostonchoral.org.