Musica Sacra

A Choral Bestiary

Saturday May 13, 2017 at 8:00pm

In mischief and in earnest, modern composers have relished giving voice to the animals in songs that chirp and roar, bray and howl. Musica Sacra invites you to hear music that is whimsical… and very zoological!

A Choral Bestiary

Hear various species of the animal world as imagined by the poet Pere Quart in settings by the Catalonian composer Manuel Oltra's Bestiari. See birds take flight through the rhapsodic harmonies of Charles Stanford's The Bluebird. Delight in the celebration of the divine in Benjamin Britten's exultant Rejoice in the Lamb. Also on the program are works by Boston's own Daniel Pinkham and Irving Fine, Eric Whitacre, Paul Hindemith, as well as beloved composers from the Renaissance; Lassus, Gibbons, Clément Janequin, among others. A delightful way to spend a spring evening!

Enter to win an original watercolor painting

Artist Anne Palms Chalmers has donated her “Stepping Out For a Morning Snack” watercolor—featured here as part of our promotional image for this performance—for us to offer to a lucky winner in a raffle drawing! Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. The framed painting is valued at $400. Its framed dimensions are 24" x 20" (the painting itself is approx 15" x 11”). Note that, in the original painting, the chickens' mouths are closed—not singing! The drawing will be held on May 13, but concert attendance is not required to win.

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