Announcing our 2017-18 Season:

Our first program celebrates the two giants of English Baroque music: Purcell and  Handel, in a program praising the Patron Saint of Music, St. Cecilia.  The composers clearly loved a good party, as evidenced by the choral splendor, sensuous strings and soloists, and resounding trumpets that prevail throughout the music written for this special day. Conducted by Chris Lane, our program features the musicians of the HPSOB, and the All Saints Parish choir on November 19, 2018 4pm at All Saints Parish, Brookline.

Our second program will be a collaboration with Ian Watson and the Arcadia Players, and will be an extravagant show of virtuosic singing and playing, celebrating Queen Mary's famous birthday Ode, "Come Ye Sons of Art, Away," along with vocal and instrumental selections from the Incidental Theatre Music. 


$25 Students/ Seniors

$32 General Admission
$42 Premier Seating

HPSOB Members and Musicians are invited to attend for free

To learn more about membership, click here: More Purcell!

Featured Works

Hail Bright Cecilia, Z 328 (11/19/17)
Come Ye Sons of Art, Away! Z 323 (4/15/18)

For String Quartet, Soprano and Tenor
Cecilia, volgi un sguardo HWV 89(11/19/17)

Featured Performers      

Jessica Cooper | Soprano  
Dana Whiteside | Bass
Ulysses Thomas | Bass

Paul Perfetti, Robin Pyle | Trumpets
Ian Watson | Harpsichord
Guy Fishman | cello
Roy Sansom, Emily O' Brien, Heloise Degrugillier | Recorders

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"What passion cannot music raise and quell?"
John Dryden, 1687

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