Rehearsal

Our Twenty-Second Season

Winter is Coming

Works reflecting our responses to the approach of winter — our fears about survival and safety, our remembrance of the dead at this time of year, and our hopes and confidence that all shall be well. Featuring works by Poulenc, Mendelssohn, selections from Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, and Shruthi Rajasekar’s Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep. With Heinrich Christensen, Organ.

November 9, Eliot Church of Newton, Newton

November 10, First Church (Congregational) Cambridge

A Seraphim Christmas

December 21, Church of Our Saviour, Brookline

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Following up on last season's Women's Perspectives program, works featuring women composers and poets, subjects and storytellers, including a new commissioned work by Indian-American composer Shruthi Rajasekar; an encore performance of Richard Clark's Woman of No Distinction, Mari Esabel Valverde's work Border Lines, etc.

February 29, Eliot Church of Newton, Newton

March 1, First Church (Congregational) Cambridge

Mass Throwdown

Compare, contrast, maybe even vote! Settings of the Mass for varied forces from various periods. Men vs. women, early vs. contemporary, romantic vs. classical. Hear Victoria’s Missa O Magnum Mysterium, Britten’s Missa Brevis, Villa-Lobos’s Missa São Sebastãio, and McNeil Robinson’s Missa Brevis.

May 9, Eliot Church of Newton, Newton