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The Lost Music of Canterbury
April 28, 2017 at 7:15 pm–10:00 pm
The acclaimed professional vocal ensemble Blue Heron celebrates the completion of its 5-CD series “Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks” in grand style with a gorgeous program of highlights from this treasurehouse of music, a set of partbooks copied around 1540 for Canterbury Cathedral. We are thrilled and deeply honored to be joined for the occasion by Nick Sandon, the world’s leading expert on the Peterhouse partbooks and the restorer of their missing parts, without whose astonishing and utterly persuasive recomposition of missing lines (principally the tenor, whose partbook was lost centuries ago) none of the unique Peterhouse music could be sung in modern times.
Doors open at 7 PM / Pre-concert talk begins at 7:15 PM
FREE Pre-concert talk by Nick Sandon (University of Exeter, retired)
“The singing is both precise and fluid, immaculate and alive” Alex Ross (The New Yorker, Aug. 24, 2015)
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Cambridge Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
ArtWeek discount code ARTFRI17 will provide a 50% discount on all tickets (Note: no double discounts).
$65 Sec. A reserved
$45 Sec. B reserved
$32 Sec. C general
$27 Sec. C senior discount
$10 Sec. C student/low income discount
(Under 18 always admitted free)