2009 : Early Byrd: Motets of Byrd and Tallis from Cantiones Sacrae 1575 / Going for Baroque

Winter 2009: Motets from Cantiones Sacrae 1575



In 1575, William Byrd, a rising musical star, and Thomas Tallis, nearing the end of his career, were granted a patent for the printing of music in England, and published a set of XX motets dedicated to Queen Elizabeth. Join us as we perform gems from this royal collection, including Byrd’s magnificent 8-voice canon Diliges Dominum.


 Cantiones Sacrae Concert Program

Saturday, January 17, 7:00 pm
Christ Church of Hamilton and Wenham

149 Asbury Street, Hamilton, MA
accessible nave
Map/Directions:  Google Maps or
Christ Church Hamilton/Wenham web site

Saturday, January 24, 7:00 pm
Cambridge Friends Meeting House

5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge
Map/Directions:  Google Maps or Meeting House Map/Directions (PDF)

Sunday, January 25, 4:00 pm
Episcopal Parish of the Messiah

1900 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton
on-street parking, with accessible nave and bathroom
Map/Directions:  Parish of the Messiah web site

Sunday, February 8, 4:00 pm
Grace Episcopal Church, Salem, MA

385 Essex Street, Salem, MA
Map/Directions:  Google Maps
Venue Information:  Grace Episcopal Church in Salem web site


–> Please note that alto Elisabeth Winterkorn was inadvertently omitted from the list of performers in the printed program for the January 2009 concerts–we regret the error!


Spring 2009: Going for Baroque! Music for voices and viols by Hassler, Praetorius and Schütz

The Electors of Saxony made the court at Dresden a haven for Protestant composers including Hassler, Praetorius, and Schütz, shapers of the emerging Baroque idiom. Our concert features works for voices and viols by these German masters.


Going for Baroque Concert Program


Saturday, May 2, 8:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church

73 Lancaster Street, Worcester, MA
Map/Directions:  Google Maps
** all invited to a reception following the concert

Sunday, May 3, 7:00 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

15 St. Paul Street, Brookline, MA
near the Brookline Village Green Line T stop (the “D” line)
Map/Directions:  Google Maps

Friday, May 8, 8:00 pm
Christ Church, Andover

25 Central Street, Andover, Mass.
accessible nave, semi-accessible bathrooms (separate entrance from outside)
Directions:  Christ Church Andover Web site

Saturday, May 9, 8:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
Transportation/Parking info (important):  First Church Cambridge Web site
Map/Directions:  Google Maps
** all invited to a reception following the concert, in Margaret Jewett Hall

…and a Boston Early Music Festival fringe concert!

Saturday, June 13, 12:30 pm
St. John the Evangelist, Beacon Hill (Boston)

35 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA
Map/Directions (important):  Google Maps
Venue Information:  St. John the Evangelist web site

** Convivium’s BEMF performance is free, with a suggested donation of $10 for adults, and $5 for students, seniors, BEMF Pass holders, and Early Music America members.