Upcoming Concerts

COVID-19 Policy: We encourage our audience to wear masks during our concerts but do not require it.

Convivium Musicum 23/24 Season Preview:


Come along with Convivium as we travel all over the map this year! Our season will open with “O Quam Gloriosum: Music of the Late Spanish Renaissance,” where we will present works by Victoria, Morales, and Guerrero. Our winter concert, “Music for a French Cathedral,” will feature works by Ockeghem and Josquin, including several movements from Ockeghem’s Missa pro defunctis and Josquin’s beloved motet Déploration sur la mort d’Ockeghem. We will also celebrate the 550th anniversary of the passing of Dufay. Our spring concert, “Draw On Sweet Night,” will feature a variety of composers all meditating on the thoughts and emotions that arise between dusk and dawn, including Wilbye, Lasso, Aleotti, Palestrina, and more. We hope you will join us for a glorious season of music!

Save the Dates for Convivium’s 2023/24 Concert Season!

O Quam Gloriosum: Music of the Late Spanish Renaissance
Sunday, November 19 at 4:00PM
All Saints Brookline, reception to follow
Sunday, December 3 at 4:00PM
First Unitarian Worcester, reception to follow

Music for a French Cathedral
Sunday, February 25 at 3:00PM
Christ Church Andover, reception to follow
Saturday, March 2 at 7:00PM
Harvard-Epworth Cambridge, reception to follow

Convivium’s annual FETE! 
Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 3:00PM
Church of the Good Shepherd, Waban

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Draw On Sweet Night
Saturday, June 1 at 7:00PM
First Unitarian Worcester, reception to follow
Sunday, June 2 at 4:00PM
Trinity Episcopal Newton

We are pleased to be participating in the Card to Culture program by offering up to five free tickets per concert to EBT cardholders. This program is a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance, designed to make the power of culture accessible to a wider range of Massachusetts residents. See the full list of participating organizations.

Virtual Concerts

Joy & Sorrow, The Music of William Byrd

Convivium explores Byrd’s beloved Mass for Five Voices, together with many other of his works that explore a wide range of expression from sorrow and anxiety to lively joy. 2023 marked the 400th anniversary of Byrd’s death, and we took this opportunity to celebrate his mighty body of work.

Byrd was a Catholic at a time when that religious choice was considered “treasonous” by the British government, and the anxiety and isolation that pressure created can be heard in some of his mass movements and his beautifully longing motets. At the same time, he has many glorious and joyful musical moments as well, and, was not above some lighthearted madrigal fun.

This concert was professionally live recorded on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Harvard-Epworth Church in Cambridge, MA, by Cole Barbour, Audio and Video Engineer.

While we present this recording for free to all, we ask that you consider making a donation in support of Convivium at www.convivium.org/support. Your donation is 100% tax deductible and supports our mission to bring unique, high-quality Renaissance choral music to audiences in and around the Boston area, providing educational, cultural, and social enrichment for its members and its audience and thereby making a contribution to the community.