Join us for our 142nd season
as we choose a new Music Director
for The Boston Cecilia!

Each of our three concerts will feature a different talented conductor. The season will begin with a celebration of light - Lux In Tenebris - continue with a celebration of the Nativity - A Rose has Sprung - and end with the Boston premiere of Kile Smith’s luminous work - Canticle -, a setting of the Spiritual Canticle of the 15th century mystic, St. John of the Cross.

We invite you to be active participants in this exciting process and will be asking you for your impressions of each concert and your hopes for Cecilia.

a rose has sprung: music for christmas

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:00PM   Church of the Advent, Boston
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3:00PM   All Saints Parish, Brookline

Daniel Mahoney, conductor

John Joubert, Torches
Benjamin Britten, Christ’s Nativity
David Willcocks, The First Nowell
Herbert Howells, A Spotless Rose
Francisco Guerrero, Ave Maria à 4
Benjamin Britten, A Hymn to the Virgin
Jake Runestad, Sleep, Little Baby, Sleep
William Mathias, A Babe is Born, op. 53
Hugo Distler, Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, op. 10


canticle: Journey of the soul

Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:00pm   All Saints Parish, Brookline

George Case, conductor

Kile Smith, Canticle
(Boston Premiere)

A setting of the Spiritual Canticle of St. John of the Cross

The sixty-member chorus sings with a smooth vocal blend and crisp, percussive diction.
— Boston Classical Review, October 15, 2016


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A Cecilia poster from the mid-70s.

A Cecilia poster from the mid-70s.

cecilia's identity

Long-time Cecilia baritone, journalist and sometime graphic designer Richard Knox explores the fascinating story of Cecilia’s visual identity over its 140-year history.

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