Convivium 2021–2022 Season

Convivium Musicum is excited to announce that we are returning to in-person concerts this season! Join us for our fall concert, Cornucopia:

Saturday, November 20, 2021 8 PM
Harvard-Epworth Church, Cambridge

Sunday, November 21, 2021 4 PM
United Parish in Brookline

The cornucopia, or horn of plenty — broken off the goat who helped to nourish the baby Zeus on the island of Crete and endowed by Zeus with the power to replenish its contents, or so the story goes — is an apt metaphor for the abundance of vocal polyphony in the European tradition that has come down to us, and, for many, the nourishment this music provides. Convivium celebrates its return to live performance with a program on themes of growth, plenty, and variety: in texts, musical techniques, and composers. Works by Byrd, Aleotti, Senfl, Rossi, Schütz, Lusitano, Sweelinck, and more.

For more information on this concert and our upcoming season, including our COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit our Upcoming Concerts page.

Watch The Measure of My Days

Join Convivium Musicum for an online concert exploring themes of hope, resilience, and community in the face of suffering, injustice, and isolation. The program, The Measure of My Days, explores how composers of the Renaissance drew on familiar poetry – the Psalms – to communicate these themes that still have resonance in our own time, especially in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and contemporary movements for social justice. To underscore this link, we include readings of contemporary poetry inspired by the program alongside our musical offerings.

This event premiered on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Mass Cultural Council

Many thanks to Michael Barrett, John A. Carey, Ron Lacro and Jon Schum, Michael McDonald, and the Mass Cultural Council for their sponsorship of this program.

We are also very pleased to have been part of the 2021 Boston Early Music Festival Fringe concert series with an abridged version of this presentation. You can view this version of the program on the BEMF Fringe Concerts YouTube channel.

Watch Giardino Harmonio

We are also happy to share with you Giardino Harmonico: A Virtual Concert. This event premiered on Saturday, January 30 and is still available for viewing below.

Over the course of these last few months, Convivium has gathered both virtually and in small groups to make music and be in community with one another. We collected recordings and videos of our music-making — both our small outdoor groups and virtual projects — and have shared our project with you in video format on our YouTube channel. Please enjoy!