Hail, Bright Cecilia!

November 19, 2017
5 PM

All Saints Parish Brookline
1773 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA

A celebration of 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.

Featured Works

Hail, Bright Cecilia! Z. 328

Cecilia, Volgi un squardo HWV 89

selections from John Blow's Cecilian Ode, "The Glorious Day is Come" 

Featured Performers               

Jessica Cooper | Soprano                       Nicole Estima | Soprano
Douglas Dodson | Countertenor
Charles Blandy | Tenor
Dana Whiteside | Bass
Ulysses Thomas | Bass
Christian Lane | Conductor
All Saint’s Parish Choir

Ian Watson | Harpsichord
Susanna Ogata, Emily Dahl | Violins
Karina Schmidt | Viola
Guy Fishman | Cello
Simon Martinson | Theorbo
Robinson Pyle, Paul Perfetti | Trumpet
Roy Sansom, Emily O' Brien, Heloise Degrugillier | Recorders
Chris Latournes | Timpani


$32 General Admission
$42 Premier Seating
$25 Students/ Seniors

Society members and musicians are invited to attend the concert free of charge.

Spring 2018 Performance

Come, Ye Sons of Art Away!

April 15, 2018
Selections from the Incidental Theatre Music of Henry Purcell in collaboration with Ian Watson and the Arcadia Players.

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.

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

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