November 28

November 22, 2021 at 8:06 pm

By Aaron Keebaugh

Handel and Haydn Society
Harry Christophers, conductor
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
James Way, tenor
Roderick Williams, baritone
Handel: Messiah
3 p.m. Symphony Hall
handelandhaydn.org

Boston Early Music Festival
Telemann: Pimpinone and Ino
Danielle Reutter-Harrah, Douglas Williams, Amanda Forsythe; Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, conductors
3 p.m. Jordan Hall

King’s Chapel Concert Series
Heinrich Christensen, organist
A Year in Chorales: Hymn settings by Bach, Homilus, and others.
5 p.m. King’s Chapel

December 1

Celebrity Series
Conrad Tao, pianist
Adams/ Tao: China Gates and Improvisation
Eckhardt: Antennaria piantaginifolia from a Compendium of Catskill Native Botanicals, Book 2
Bach/ Tao: Wenn wir in hochsten Noten sein and Improvisation
Schumann: Kinderszenen
Tao: Keyed In
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31, Op 110
8 p.m. Pickman Hall
celebrityseries.org

December 3

Handel and Haydn Society
Raphael Pichon, conductor
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, tenor
Christian Immler, bass-baritone
Bach: Magnificat
Gabrieli: Hodie Christus natus est
Bach: Cantata BWV 110, “Unser Mund sei voll Lachens”
C.P.E. Bach: Heilig
7:30 p.m. Cecilia Parish, Boston
handelandhaydn.org

December 4

Handel and Haydn Society
Raphael Pichon, conductor
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, tenor
Christian Immler, bass-baritone
Bach: Magnificat
Gabrieli: Hodie Christus natus est
Bach: Cantata BWV 110, “Unser Mund sei voll Lachens”
C.P.E. Bach: Heilig
7:30 p.m. First Church, Cambridge
handelandhaydn.org

Music Worcester
The Worcester Chorus
Chris Shepard, conductor
Sarah Callinan, soprano
Agnes Vojtko, alto
Steve Mitchell, tenor
Cailin Marcel, bass
Handel: Messiah
8 p.m. Mechanics Hall

December 5

Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms Society
Steven Lipsitt, conductor
Lucia Lin, violinist
Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus Overture
Price: Violin Concerto No. 1
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
3 p.m. Faneuil Hall

Longwood Symphony Orchestra
Ronald Feldman, conductor
Victor Rosenbaum, pianist
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
3 p.m. Jordan Hall

New England Philharmonic
Adam Kerry Boyles, conductor
Sarah Pelletier, soprano
Ella J. Kim, violinist
Gandolfi: Stepping Up
Rands: DREAM
Beach: Jephthah’s Daughter
Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite 2
3 p.m. Tsai Performance Center

Handel and Haydn Society
Raphael Pichon, conductor
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, tenor
Christian Immler, bass-baritone
Bach: Magnificat
Gabrieli: Hodie Christus natus est
Bach: Cantata BWV 110, “Unser Mund sei voll Lachens”
C.P.E. Bach: Heilig
4 p.m. Cecilia Parish, Boston
handelandhaydn.org

December 10

Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Maya Kherani, soprano
Christopher Lowry, countertenor
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Kevin Deas, baritone
Handel: Messiah
7:30 p.m. GBH Calderwood Studio

Boston Cecilia
Michael Barrett, conductor
Martin: Missa Chicagoensis
Hailstork: Seven Songs of the Rubaiyat
Music by Walker, Berg, Allen, and Distler
8 p.m. Church of the Advent, Boston

Boston Early Music Festival
The Tallis Scholars
Josquin 500: Music of Josquin, Palestrina, and Byrd
8 p.m. St. Paul Church, Cambridge

December 11

Guerilla Opera
Wiemann: I Give You My Home
Aliana de la Guardia, Mike Williams, Phillip Staudlin
7 p.m. The Switchboard, Haverhill, MA

Musica Sacra
Mary Beekman, conductor
A European Christmas: Five Centuries of Choral Music
7 p.m. First Church, Congregational, Cambridge

Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Maya Kherani, soprano
Christopher Lowry, countertenor
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Kevin Deas, baritone
Handel: Messiah
7:30 p.m. GBH Calderwood Studio

December 12

Cantata Singers
Anthony Trecek-King, conductor
Schütz: Hodie Christus natus est
Poulenc: O Magnum Mysterium
Dett: Ave Maria
Bach: Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen
Dove: The Three Kings
Bonds: The Ballad of the Brown King
Choi: Angels We Have Heard on High
3 p.m. First Church, Cambridge
cantatasingers.org

Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Maya Kherani, soprano
Christopher Lowry, countertenor
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Kevin Deas, baritone
Handel: Messiah
3 p.m. GBH Calderwood Studio

Boston Cecilia
Michael Barrett, conductor
Martin: Missa Chicagoensis
Hailstork: Seven Songs of the Rubaiyat
Music by Walker, Berg, Allen, and Distler
3 p.m. All Saints Parish, Brookline

Boston Chamber Music Society
Saint-Saëns: Fantasie for Violin and Harp
Saint-Saëns: The Swan form Carnival of the Animals
Saint-Saëns: Oboe Sonata, Op. 166
Villa-lobos: The Song of the Black Swan
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
3 p.m. Video on Demand

December 15

Rockport Music
Handel and Haydn Society
Ian Watson, conductor
Handel: Messiah
7 p.m. First Congregational Church, Rockport

December 17

Blue Heron
Scott Metcalfe, director
Christmas in Baroque Germany: Music by Praetorius, Scheidt, and Schein
8 p.m. First Church, Congregational, Cambridge

Boston Camerata
Anne Azema, director
A Medieval Christmas: Hodie Christus Natus Est
8 p.m. Follen Church, Lexington, MA

December 18

Blue Heron
Scott Metcalfe, director
Christmas in Baroque Germany: Music by Praetorius, Scheidt, and Schein
2:30 p.m. First Church, Congregational, Cambridge

A Far Cry
Lancaster: new work (world premiere)
Puts: Credo
Wie: Han
4 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Jamaica Plain

Seraphim Singers
Jennifer Lester, conductor
A Seraphim Christmas: Music from the Renaissance to the Present Day
4 p.m. Episcopal Church of Our Savior, Brookline

Blue Heron
Scott Metcalfe, director
Christmas in Baroque Germany: Music by Praetorius, Scheidt, and Schein
8 p.m. First Church, Congregational, Cambridge

Boston Camerata
Anne Azema, director
A Medieval Christmas: Hodie Christus Natus Est
8 p.m. Central Congregational Church, Newburyport, MA

December 19

Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms Society
Steven Lipsitt, conductor
The Heritage Chorale
The Apollo Club
VOICES Boston
Seasonal selections by Bach, Brahms, Clara Schumann, and Margaret Bonds
Beethoven: Octet, Op. 103
3 p.m. Faneuil Hall

Emmanuel Music
Ryan Turner, conductor
Bach: Magnificat
Bach: Cantata, BWV 63,
3 p.m. Emmanuel Church

Seraphim Singers
Jennifer Lester, conductor
A Seraphim Christmas: Music from the Renaissance to the Present Day
3:30 p.m. St. John the Evangelist, North Cambridge

Boston Camerata
Anne Azema, director
A Medieval Christmas: Hodie Christus Natus Est
4 p.m. First Church, Congregational, Cambridge

Music Worcester
Worcester Chorus Women’s Chorale
Mark Mummert, conductor
Holiday program
4 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church

December 31

Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Christina Day Martinson, violinist
David McFerrin, baritone
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto, Op. 3, No. 1
Cimarosa: Il Maestro di Cappella
3 p.m. GBH Calderwood Studio

Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Christina Day Martinson, violinist
David McFerrin, baritone
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto, Op. 3, No. 1
Cimarosa: Il Maestro di Cappella
8 p.m. GBH Calderwood Studio

January 1, 2022

Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Christina Day Martinson, violinist
David McFerrin, baritone
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto, Op. 3, No. 1
Cimarosa: Il Maestro di Cappella
1 p.m. GBH Calderwood Studio

Boston Baroque
Martin Pearlman, conductor
Christina Day Martinson, violinist
David McFerrin, baritone
Mozart: Symphony No. 40
Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto, Op. 3, No. 1
Cimarosa: Il Maestro di Cappella
4 p.m. GBH Calderwood Studio

 

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