2018-2019 Season

This season features exciting performances by guest artists and a semi-staged production of a unique re-creation of The Tempest.

Season tickets now available!

Season tickets offer a wonderful way to pledge your support to the society while acquiring concert tickets at a reduced rate.

 
 
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PURCELL & BYRD

Friday, October 5, 2018 8pm | St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookline
Tickets: $60, $40 | $25 student/ senior 

The Henry Purcell Society of Boston is proud to present the acclaimed New York Renaissance Ensemble Sonnambula for a special program of Henry Purcell’s viol fantasias and consort songs by William Byrd.  Boston area viol player Shirley Hunt has been a member of Sonnambula since 2013 and is proud to bring the group to St. Paul's for this special program. They will be joined by soprano Elise Groves,  who has been praised for her "clarion tone" and her "transcendent and soulful" singing.


Purcell & Friends: THE TEMPEST

March 22, 2019 8pm | St. Paul's Cathedral, 138 Tremont Street, Boston
Tickets: $60, $40 | $25 student/ senior

Long attributed to Henry Purcell, and more aptly named "Purcell & Friends," This adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest  features the works of several composers: Pelham Humfrey, John Weldon, Matthew Locke, John Banister and Jean- Baptiste Lully among others. This work was written and re-written for the stage in at least three recognizable versions.  Led by Ian Watson from the harpsichord, the Henry Purcell Society of Boston will re-create the work yet again- using music from the 1674 versions and adding music curated by Jessica and historian James Winn to showcase our phenomenal musicians.  

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