BCE 2015-2016 Season
Celebrating 15 Years
Friday, October 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM First Church, Cambridge
FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AND RECEPTION
Our new season marks the fifteenth anniversary for the Ensemble. Our first concert was a celebration of this anniversary at which we sang pieces from the Ensemble’s repertoire from the last 15 years. We were joined by the two previous artistic directors, founder Thomas Cunningham and successor Miguel Felipe, for this concert at First Church in Cambridge. There was a special reception after the concert, continuing the celebration!
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:00 PM First Church, Cambridge
BCE presented this concert as part of the Third Boston Byzantine Music Festival. We sang Byzantine-inspired music by Arvo Pärt, John Tavener and Ivan Moody.
Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM Old South Church, Boston
Loosely based on the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols, this concert included carols for choir and congregation using the fine organ in Old South Church, and many arrangements of secular carols to get you into the holiday spirit!
Friday, February 12, 2016 at 8:00 PM Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA
This concert was part of the annual conference of the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music, and included two of the best choral works composed in the last one hundred years: the sublime Requiem(1936/1980) by Herbert Howells and the Pulitzer prize-winning Little Match Girl Passion (2008) by David Lang.
Friday, May 13, 2016 First Church, Cambridge, MA
Our final concert commemorated the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in a concert of texts by Shakespeare set by composers such as Frank Martin, Jaakko Mäntyjävri and Ralph Vaughan Williams. This concert also included the world premiere of a new work by Gregory Brown, winner of our 2015 Commission Competition.