Performances

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O Splendor Gloriae
Dates and Times TBA – Check Back Soon!

The Cambridge Chamber Singers is pleased to announce their 39th year of masterful a cappella music! Celebrate the season with stunning selections from the English Renaissance, lush romantic motets, and complementary contemporary works.

This innovative program features the spectacular O Splendor Gloriae, by John Taverner, Stanford’s Beati quorum via, and God Is With Us (A Christmas Proclamation), by John Tavener (1944-2013).

A flourish of favorite carols rounds out the concert.


Past

Cambridge Chamber Singers Present: Spem in Alium: A Tribute to Hope
Saturday, May 19 at 8:00pm
Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street in Boston, MA
Sunday, May 20 at 7:00pm –  Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge Avenue in Lexington, MA

Spem in Alium Mailer

This concert features the magnificent, rarely performed Spem in Alium (c. 1570), Thomas Tallis’s incomparable 40-part motet. The program includes: Renaissance classics – Zefiro torno; jazz standards – All The Things You Are; Stanford’s moving The Blue Bird; and Hindemith’s charming Six Chansons. Also included is the winner of the CCS 19th Annual International Composition Competition, Here Among the Flowers, by David von Kampen of Lincoln, Nebraska.

This special concert celebrates 30 years of music under the direction of Ray Fahrner.


The Cambridge Chamber Singers Present: A Ceremony of Carols
Saturday, December 2 at 8:00pm
Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street in Boston, MA
Sunday, December 3 at 7:00pmClarendon Hill Presbyterian Church,155 Powder House Boulevard in Somerville, MA

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The Cambridge Chamber Singers is pleased to present Benjamin Britten’s celebrated A Ceremony of Carols, featuring special guest, harpist Juli Miller. The program includes Brahms’s elegant Marienlieder, and a selection of popular English carols.

 

 

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The Cambridge Chamber Singers & ATD Fourth World present: Joining Our Voices to Stop Poverty:
A Benefit Concert in Support of the 60th Anniversary of ATD Fourth World

Sunday, September 10 at 7:30 PM – Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street in Boston, MA 

The concert will feature spirituals, Randall Thompson’s moving Alleluia, and international selections, including the winner of the Cambridge Chamber Singers 2016 International Composition Competition.

For over 50 years, ATD Fourth World USA has been working in some of the most under-served communities in the United States to overcome the injustices of persistent poverty by learning from those who face poverty every day and by mobilizing people from all walks of life to stop poverty. With a grassroots presence in extremely under-resourced communities in 30 countries, emphasis is on the indispensable role of culture and art in overcoming poverty. In Boston we are part of an international research project with Oxford University, England, to identify the multidimensional aspects of poverty.

The Cambridge Chamber Singers and ATD Fourth World are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the International Movement ATD Fourth World and the 100th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Joseph Wresinski. Joining our Voices concerts are being held around the world to raise awareness, to mobilize the general public to act together to #StopPoverty, and to raise funds for music and cultural projects in under-served communities.  For more information, visit http://www.poverty-stop.org.

All contributions will go directly towards the programs and work of ATD Fourth World USA. Visit us at 4thworldmovement.org to learn more about our work in local communities across the United States.


Musica Erotica

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Saturday, May 6th at 8:00pm – Grace Episcopal Church, 76 Eldredge Street in Newton, MA
Sunday, May 7th at 7:00pm – Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street in Boston, MA 

Come enjoy a festival of Musica Erotica, with 500 years of playful and provocative music about erotic love. The program includes lovers entwining in the madrigals of Josquin, Gesualdo, and Cipriano de Rore; various interpretations of “dying” by Willaert and Monteverdi; and prurient Romantic and contemporary a cappella pieces. Remember Peggy Lee’s “Fever”? The Drifters’ “Under the Boardwalk”?

We are also pleased to include the winner of our 2017 International Composition Competition, “Konus Kale” (“The Medlar Garden”), by Iranian composer Hamid Mardkhanjari.

The concert is rated PG.


Hail, Queen of Heaven: Christmas Music by Rore, Rorem, Rautavaara, and Brahms

Saturday, December 3 at 8:00pm – Lindsey Chapel at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street in Boston, MA
Sunday, December 4 at 7:00pm – Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge Avenue in Lexington, MA

Join the Cambridge Chamber Singers for an evening of Renaissance, Romantic, and modern Christmas music! The program commemorates Cipriano de Rore (b. 1516) and Einojuhani Rautavaara (d. 2016), featuring brilliant a cappella works of the former and sensuously mystic music of the latter. The marvelous motet by Brahms, Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, and classic Christmas carols round out the program.


Tiffany in Song

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:00pm – Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street in Boston, MA
Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 7:00pm – Pilgrim Congregational Church UCC, 55 Coolidge Avenue in Lexington, MA

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In conjunction with the Covenant Boston Preservation Project and the Church of the Covenant, the Cambridge Chamber singers is pleased to present Tiffany in Song,
a concert to support the preservation of the greatest collection of sacred Tiffany glass in the world.

The program features music that relates directly to the themes of the windows and the life of Tiffany, including elegant Renaissance motets by Josquin and Guerrero, Schubert’s Miriam’s Song of Joy, and spiritual and gospel favorites. We are, also, proud to present the winner of our 16th Annual International Composition Competition, Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy’s work Miserere.

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