Choral Concert - Charpentier and Grier

Simon Carrington Returns to Direct Charpentier and Grier on October 24th

Devotion and Ceremony Across the Channel: Music of Charpentier, Nivers and Grier

October 24th at 8 pm, First Lutheran Church, Boston

Tickets $35 premium/$25 general/$15 students and seniors

We are pleased to welcome Simon Carrington back to Boston for Canto Armonico's program of 17th-century French and 20th-century French-inspired music. Our concert pairs vocal music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier -- Litanies de la Vierge, H. 83 and Te Deum, H. 146, both for soloists, chorus and instruments -- with the striking Three Devotions for choir and organ by modern British composer Francis Grier. Like Simon Carrington, Francis Grier is a former member of King's College, Cambridge and was active as organ scholar in the famous King's College Chapel before taking up positions at Christ Church, Oxford.
Preceding the festive Te Deum on our program, First Lutheran Church organist Bálint Karosi (Yale MMA 2014, currently a DMA candidate in composition at Yale) plays a suite from the Livre d'Orgue by Charpentier contemporary Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers (1632-1714).
Joining members of the Yale Schola Cantorum in the chorus for this event will be soloists and recent Yale Voxtet graduates Gene Stenger ('15, tenor) and Sarah Yanovitch ('15, soprano). Canto Armonico's membership is drawn from many of Boston's conservatories and universities, and occasionally includes Yale students and alumni.
October 24, 2015 at 8pm - 11pm
First Lutheran Church, Boston
299 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116
United States
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