Music in Boston. Cantata Singers’ 52nd Season will commence on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 8:00pm in New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall with a program led by world-renowned choral conductor Joseph Flummerfelt. Accompanying Brahms’ charming Liebeslieder waltzes, Cantata Singers will perform Copland’s “The Promise of Living” from The Tender Land alongside other Copland pieces, Stravinsky’s Pater noster, and works by Verdi, Barber, Casals, Davies, Duruflé, Fine, and Victoria.
“Dr. Flummerfelt has chosen a beautiful and intimate program of sacred choral music, American songs, and Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer, works at the center of the choral canon that have rarely been presented by Cantata Singers,” said David Hoose, Cantata Singers’ Music Director. “This program will give our audience the chance to experience the unique musical perspective he brings to the podium.”
ABOUT CANTATA SINGERS:
A singular desire to bring to Boston’s listeners music that isn’t being heard anywhere else has inspired Cantata Singers’ programming for 51 years. J.S. Bach’s music, from the cantatas to the B-minor Mass to the Passions, remains an essential part of Cantata Singers’ repertoire. However, the ensemble’s repertoire has expanded to include music from the 17th century to today. Cantata Singers has commissioned 14 works for choir and orchestra—including one that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music—and has presented more than fifty Boston premieres of music both old and new.
Cantata Singers has always focused on the music—be it by Bach, Verdi, Harbison, or Pärt—and its audiences do, too. Our audiences return year after year to hear fresh visions of iconic music, or an intriguing unfamiliar work that is—in fact—quite approachable. Each Cantata Singers concert is often surprising, sometimes challenging, always beautiful, and ultimately inspiring.