Experience the Whole Season
Your season pass grants you access to all concerts in our 17th Season, including Connexion Française: Fête, Christmas Connection: Noel, Deutscher Konnekt: Totentanz, and Rainbow Connection: Pride.
Connexion Française: Fête
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Mission Church, Boston
Experience a festival service as might have been sung at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Francis Poulenc’s stunning Mass in G, one of the twentieth century’s most challenging choral works, will be sung alongside works by Maurice Duruflé and Olivier Messiaen, with organ music by Jean Langlais performed on the historic 1897 Hutchings Great Organ in the magnificent Mission Church in Boston.
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 Gruber’s ever-popular “Silent Night.”
Deutscher Konnekt: Totentanz
Saturday, March 3, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Marsh Chapel, Boston University
Our third concert features German music, 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 Anton Heiller and Hans Werner Henze, and part of the Musikalische Exequien (Funeral music), Op. 7 by Heinrich Schütz.
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.
- 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.
Transcendent. Each phrase shaped itself as naturally as water falling over stones.
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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