Wednesday, August 2, 2017

You're Invited: Early Music Academy Performances

The first Early Music Academy to take place in Boston is well under way!

Thirty-one singers from the United States and Canada arrived last Saturday and have been hard at work rehearsing under the direction of Andrew Carwood, Janet Coxwell, and David Woodcock.

Their preparation of sacred choral selections from the English Renaissance will be presented at the seminary and at Saint Cecilia’s, Boston over the next three days.  These events are all open to the public.

We invite you and your friends to come hear this wonderful festival choir at the following:   

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 5:15 PM – Saint Cecilia’s Church (18 Belvidere St, Boston)
Sung Evening Prayer, including the Magnificat on the 8th Tone by Thomas Tallis, and “O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem” by Nicolson.

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM – Saint John’s Seminary Chapel (127 Lake Street, Brighton)
A Votive Mass for the Holy Eucharist, featuring John Taverner’s Missa Mater Christi Sanctissima.

Friday, August 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM – Saint John’s Seminary Chapel (127 Lake Street, Brighton)
Organ Recital performed by David Woodcock.  The Director of Music from the Harrow School in London performs on the chapel’s recently renovated Hook & Hastings/Andover organ.  (Donations gratefully accepted)

Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM – Saint John’s Seminary Chapel (127 Lake Street, Brighton)
Closing Gala Concert, featuring works by Tallis, Taverner, Byrd, Sheppard and other composers of the English Renaissance.   (Donations gratefully accepted)

Instructors Carwood, Coxwell, and Woodcock