It’s a new year and there is some spectacular music on the horizon:
Nashoba Valley Chorale, January 19, 8pm at Littleton High School, Littleton, MA.
Anne Watson Born, conductor. We are thrilled to be performing Carson Cooman’s The Revelations of Divine Love (Metaphors from Sea and Sky), for chorus, chamber orchestra, soprano (Deborah Selig) and baritone (Ryne Cherry). Carson will be speaking about his composition at 7:15pm. www.nashobavalleychorale.org
Capella Clausura, January 20, 4pm at Eliot Church, Newton. Amy LeClair, director.
Join us for our 5th season of chant and polyphony that surrounds you with lush harmonies and soaring melodies. With the Clerici Quartet as our “baroque band,” we revisit the unique and stunning repertoire by northern Italian nuns in the early baroque period. www.clausura.org
Cantata Singers, January 25, 8pm at Jordan Hall
Featuring renowned oboist Peggy Pearson, James Primosch’s Matins is a provocative meditation on creation, brokenness, and renewal. A Cantata Singers and Winsor Music joint co-commission from 2003, Matins sets gorgeous poetry by Mary Oliver and Gerard Manley Hopkins for solo oboe, chorus, and string orchestra. Rounding out the program is Bela Bartók’s witty and engaging Divertimento for Strings and Pärt’s transcendent, gripping Te Deum for three choirs, prepared piano, strings, and tape.
Newton Community Chorus, January 26, 8pm at First Baptist Church, Newton Centre. Haydn Mass in B-flat and Schubert Mass in A-flat. www.newtoncommunitychorus.org
A Far Cry, February 8, 8pm at Jordan Hall. One aria, thirty variations, the aria once more – and it feels as though you’ve traveled around the world and lived a lifetime by the time you return home. Marking the first time A Far Cry has repeated a concert from an earlier season, this re-imagining of the Goldbergs with Simone Dinnerstein returns in response to the intense reactions that came in when we last performed it. As we continue to live with the work, it will certainly keep evolving in new directions! www.afarcry.org