Folk Hymns and Canticles: Sacred Music from England and Estonia

Saturday March 12, 2022
Folk Hymns and Canticles: Sacred Music from England and Estonia

Featuring guest conductor Max Blum-Campo

Join us for stirring choral settings by composer Margo Kõlar which evoke the Estonian folk hymn tradition and liturgical music from the English Renaissance that showcases fine counterpoint and harmony from that period.

This program features:

  • “O Nata Lux” by Thomas Tallis
  • “Mass for Four Voices” by William Byrd
  • Four Estonian folk hymns, arr. Margo Kõlar
  • Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis from Orlando Gibbons’s Second Service

Max Blum-Campo has led choral performances in venues around the world, from Carnegie Hall to St. Peter’s in the Vatican. He has served as a choral director at Brooklyn College, Quinnipiac University, and the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Chappaqua, NY, and Assistant Conductor of the Yale Glee Club, Yale Camerata, and the New Amsterdam Singers. Max earned his M.M. in Conducting at the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Masaaki Suzuki, Marguerite Brooks, Jeff Douma, and numerous renowned guest instructors. Max is also a software engineer at Google, and lives in Cambridge with his wife Gigi, their daughters Jeanie and Summer, and their canine daughter Luna.

This performance was simultaneously streamed live online and performed for a live audience at First Church Congregational in Cambridge, MA.

Notes on the Performance

Notes for this performance are not available.