Current Season (2017-2018)
The Jameson Singers launched 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 included psalms, motets, madrigals and selections from Monteverdi’s ravishing Vespers of 1610. The 70-voice chorus was joined by professional soloists and a chamber ensemble featuring sackbuts and cornetti from the acclaimed Dark Horse Consort.
In the spring, please join the Jameson Singers in a journey through the musical landscape of British and American song in the 20th and 21st centuries. Benjamin Britten’s matchless flower songs, Vaughan Williams’ mystical evocation of Shakespeare’s Tempest, shimmering nocturnes by Morton Lauridsen, with settings of poems by Rilke and James Agee, and director Jameson Marvin’s masterful arrangements of Celtic folksongs and full-throated American hymns — these are just a few of the delights awaiting our audiences this spring. We will present two concerts: 2:00pm on Sunday, April 22 at Hancock Church in Lexington and 8:00pm on Saturday, April 28 at First Church in Cambridge. Discounted tickets are available below for our April 28th performance in Cambridge (tickets are also available at the door). Our Lexington performance is open to all; a donation at the door is requested.