Individual Concert Ticketing Options
BCE offers several ticketing options for our patrons, but by purchasing tickets online and in advance you can ensure significant discounts. For all concerts with both an evening and matinee performance, the evening performance will be available for advance purchase for $20.00 ($10.00 student/senior) or at the door for $25.00 ($15.00 student/senior). Matinee performances are by donation (suggested donation: $15.00).
The theme of our final cycle is the long, long night, not just in a literal understanding, but also in a metaphysical one that relates it to the span of human life. We celebrate precious life and the journey we travel, but we link to the themes of resurrection and rebirth from our other concerts and reflect that our journeys have meaning and truth. The music we sing includes Taverner’s five-voice motet Dum transisset Sabbatum (1575), which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and, to bring our season full circle, we sing his famous setting of Audivi vocem, which we heard in a setting by Thomas Tallis in our first cycle. John Taverner (1490-1545) was widely regarded as one of the most important composers of his era. A former organist of Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, he composed mostly vocal music and was both innovative and creative in his use of harmony and counterpoint. We juxtapose the music of the renaissance Taverner with the modern one, celebrating the life and work of John Tavener (1944-2013), who claims lineage to his illustrious predecessor. Tavener’s haunting and spare music has touched many with its beauty and grace. We will sing his Song for Athene (sung at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales), and we include music from his extraordinary cycleEx Maria Virgine for choir and organ. The concert will also include the world premiere of Song of the Wandering Aengus, a setting by Balint Karosi of the poem by W. B. Yeats, dedicated to the Boston Choral Ensemble.
We will repeat this concert on Saturday 13 June, 2015 at 12:00 PM in Holy Cross Cathedral Boston, as part of the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe.
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