Christmas Connection: Noel

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Old South Church, Boston

Poulenc’s Four Christmas Motets connect him to our “Christmas Connection: Noel,” which also celebrates the 75th anniversary of the death of Hugo Distler (1908-1942) with excerpts from Die Weihnachtsgeschichte (Christmas Story). Our popular holiday concert includes many popular sacred and secular carols along with carols for audience, and a candlelight rendition of Eric Whitacre's ever-popular “Lux Aurumque.”

Deutscher Konnekt: Totentanz

Saturday, March 3, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Marsh Chapel, Boston University

Our third concert features music by German composers, and is entitled “Deutscher Konnekt: Totentanz.” Distler’s music connects back to our Christmas concert and his magnificent Totentanz,Op. 12 (1934) is the centerpiece for a program based on music of dance and death. The program includes music by Schütz, Reger, Brahms, Schumann, and Rheinberger.

Rainbow Connection: Pride

Date and Venue TBD

This season marks the 10th anniversary of our annual commission competition. This year the winning composer’s work will be featured in our fourth concert “Rainbow Connection: Pride.” BCE does not believe that sexual preference or gender identity is relevant to music or the creative process, however, we do value diversity, so in this concert we celebrate our LGBTQAI colleagues with music and texts by LGBTQAI writers and composers, or on relevant themes. We connect back to our other concerts with music by openly gay composers including Poulenc and Henze.

Mission & Vision

Boston Choral Ensemble’s mission is to create, preserve, and promote engaging musical experiences. We envision a richer and more diverse choral scene in Greater Boston and beyond.

Outstanding Music

Outstanding Values

  • Preserving new and rarely-performed music through professional recordings.
  • Promoting composers and commissioning new works.
  • Performing choral music in a creative and enlightening manner.
  • Educating our community with insightful program notes, musical demonstrations, and concert talks.
  • Expanding access to musical experiences to all members of our communities.

Press & Reviews

A professional level choir that already has a name for itself and performs as well as older institutions.

CBS Boston

Transcendent. Each phrase shaped itself as naturally as water falling over stones.

Boston Music Intelligencer Review of Long, Long Night

I was an immediate convert to the premise.  Certainly, this is a far more visual experience than a traditional choral concert.

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