Musicke Most Rare

The Jameson Singers launches their 8th season with a performance of masterworks by Heinrich Schütz and Claudio Monteverdi. Profoundly innovative, these composers created new musical genres by seamlessly weaving Renaissance polyphony and choral chant with the vocal virtuosity of the early Baroque. Our musical feast includes psalms, motets, madrigals and selections from Monteverdi’s ravishing Vespers of 1610. The 70-voice chorus will be joined by professional soloists and a chamber ensemble featuring sackbuts and cornetti from the acclaimed Dark Horse Consort. Please join us for an unforgettable evening of splendour!

Jameson Marvin, Conductor and Music Director

Jessica Petrus, Soprano
Mary Bonhag, Soprano
Michael Barrett, Tenor
Stefan Reed, Tenor
Elijah Blaisdell, Baritone

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8 PM
First Church Congregational in Cambridge

Tickets: $15 – $45 (discounts available with advance, online purchase)

Also stay tuned for more details on our spring concerts: 2:00pm on Sunday, April 22 at Hancock Church in Lexington and 8:00pm on Saturday, April 28 at First Church in Cambridge. We will be presenting choral music from the British Isles and America, spanning the last hundred years (1918-2018) of choral history and featuring Britten, Howells, O’Regan & Barber, Fine, Kyr, and others.


The Jameson Singers is a mixed choral ensemble formed in the fall of 2010, by Jameson Marvin, former Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University (1978-2010). This 70-voice choir is comprised of amateur singer-musicians, many of whom are Dr. Marvin’s former students. The Jameson Singers is open by audition to Boston area singers who have choral/vocal experience and quick musicianship. We offer two concerts per year, spanning choral literature from the 15th through the 21st centuries, sacred and secular, a cappella and choral orchestral.
“Beautifully performed… impeccable intonation and blend… The Jameson Singers sang with passion…”
—Boston Musical Intelligencer