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The vocal ensemble Blue Heron will perform “Divine songs,” a program of songs and masses based on them, featuring the music of Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1420-1497). Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm. Both events are in conjunction with the interdisciplinary conference Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe and Beyond.
Please note the change in venue.
225 Bay State Road
For more information about the vocal ensemble Blue Heron, please visit their website: www.blueheronchoir.org.
On January 29, Professor Rifkin will give a lecture entitled “Counterpoint and Conjecture: Imagining a Lost Motet.”
From Professor Rifkin:
“In April 2012, the Dutch vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis and I did a series of concerts with music by the marvelous Renaissance master Jacobus Clemens non Papa. We built the program around a mass based on motet a called Gaude lux Donatiane.
“It seemed sensible to include the motet in the program as well. Only problem: the motet no longer exists.
“Bart Demuyt, the head of the Alamire Foundation and the driving force behind the concert, decided that we shouldn’t let that deter us …”
Members of Blue Heron will perform excerpts of the work. Please join us at 5pm in the Marshall Room on the 2nd floor of the BU College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, October 10, Scott Metcalfe and the 13-voice ensemble Blue Heron will present a lecture-demonstration entitled “Music in 16th-century England: the Peterhouse Partbooks (c.1540).” Metcalfe will speak about the history of the partbooks, copied around 1540 for use at Canterbury Cathedral, and introduce works from the ensemble’s concert on October 11, Nicholas Ludford’s Missa Inclina cor meum and John Mason’s antiphon Ave fuit prima salus, neither of which have ever been performed in North America before. Blue Heron will provide live illustrations and perform the entire Mason antiphon.
The lecture-demonstration be in Marsh Chapel from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about Blue Heron, please see their website.