Nicholas White, Music Director
How then can mortal tongue hope to expresse
The image of such endlesse perfectnesse?
THESE WORDS BY EDMUND SPENSER sum up the challenge faced by any group of singers setting out to present a season of glorious choral music. The Boston Cecilia has reveled in this opportunity for 137 years, and as I assume the position of Music Director for the 138th season I am filled with a sense of awe and gratitude for the opportunity to shape a new beginning for Cecilia, as the organization continues to make a unique contribution to the musical life of Boston.
To begin this season, we offer a program of 19th and 20th century music from France and England, giving the opportunity to reflect on the people and the experiences that have gone before us. The magnificent Requiem of Maurice Duruflé will be performed in the gothic grandeur of All Saints Parish, along with other sublime works for choir and for mezzo-soprano and cello. We will celebrate the Christmas season with a program that includes music from the 16th century through to the present day, and the year will culminate in a birthday performance of J.S. Bach’s tour de force Mass in B Minor in Jordan Hall.
I hope that you will join us for these rich musical offerings, as we cherish the memories of the past and celebrate a bright future together.
- Nicholas White
Endlesse Perfectnesse: Music for All Souls
Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8:00pm (All Saints Parish, Brookline)
No Small Wonder: Music for Christmas
Friday, December 6, 2013 at 8:00pm (Church of the Advent, Boston)
Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:00pm (All Saints Parish, Brookline)
Mass in B Minor: A Birthday Tribute to J.S. Bach
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8:00pm (Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory)