To Our Audience,
A Cappella singing in Emmanuel Church’s Lindsey Chapel is enhanced by ringing acoustics and visual brilliance, set in outstanding English Gothic architecture.
Our programs dip into the vast centuries-old tradition of contrapuntal works, a tradition that extends across generations of composers from the 10th century forward, from Dufay and Ockeghem through Josquin, Lassus, and Palestrina, to Monteverdi, Lully, Purcell, and Charpentier, through Schütz and Buxtehude to Bach, to Haydn and Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Elgar, through Schönberg, Stravinsky, and Webern to Copland, Carter, Wolpe, Merryman, Martino, and Boykan, to name only a very few. We have performed these composers in our eleven years of existence, sometimes in wide-ranging programs, and at other times, in programs of concentrated groups of composers or a single period. Our contribution to the rich Boston musical scene is that of an expanded repertory; our concert programs seldom overlap with those of Boston’s other fine choirs.
In our two concert season, we combine skilled volunteer singers with highly trained professionals paid in accordance with Boston’s highest professional rate. One of our volunteer singers said, “We sing music we do nowhere else and we get to sing with wonderful professional singers.” This mixture of skilled amateur and professional singers is unique in Boston. We rehearse intensively three weeks prior to our concert, and then do not convene again until the next concert period. It is a demanding schedule which, because of the expertise of the singers, works well in meeting our ever-present goal of singing the very best repertory in the very best way. We are grateful for any tax-deductible financial support you may offer.
Please send your check to our treasurer: Nadja Gould, 36 Adams Avenue, Watertown, MA 02472.
– James Olesen