Blue Heron

One of the world's leading vocal ensembles for Renaissance music

950 Watertown St. Suite 11, West Newton, MA 02465

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Blue Heron, directed by Scott Metcalfe, is a professional vocal ensemble that has been acclaimed by The Boston Globe as "one of the Boston music community's indispensables". Alex Ross of The New Yorker praises "singing that is both precise and fluid, immaculate and alive". Combining a commitment to vivid live performance with the study of original source materials and historical performance practices, Blue Heron ranges over a wide and fascinating repertoire, attempting to bring the highest level of expressive intensity and communication to listeners in concert. Founded in 1999, Blue Heron presents a concert series each year in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has toured across the nation. It has released seven CDs to date, including a 5-CD set of music from the Peterhouse partbooks accclaimed as "one of the most important early choral projects of our time" (Early Music Review (UK)). Sets the standard for the presentation of Renaissance vocal music. (The Boston Globe) There is always something in this choir to make you listen more deeply... [Blue Heron is] a fantastic model for the fully-realized potential of early music performance in the 21st century. (Boston Musical Intelligencer)

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  • Ma maistresse: Songs, masses & a motet for My Lady (Ockeghem@600, Concert 6)

    The renowned ensemble Blue Heron opens its 18th season in Harvard Square with the sixth installment in its multi-year, 13-program...

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    Sat, Oct 14, 2017

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  • Songs of Love and Death: Sonnets by Petrarch and others set by Cipriano de Rore in I madrigali a cinque voci (Venice, 1542)

    Jessie Ann Owens (University of California, Davis) and Blue Heron have won the 2015 Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological...

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    Mon, Nov 13, 2017

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  • Christmas in Medieval England

    The renowned ensemble Blue Heron once again presents its very popular program of music for Advent and Christmas from 15th-century...

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    Fri, Dec 22 - Sat, Dec 23, 2017

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  • Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks

    Blue Heron has released five CDs of the Peterhouse repertoire, called "one of the most important early choral projects...

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    Sat, Feb 3, 2018

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  • Missa Fors seulement & other music based on songs (Ockeghem@600, Concert 7)

    The Ockeghem@600 series continues with a program of sacred music based on secular song, featuring Ockeghem's song Fors seulement and...

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    Thu, Mar 1, 2018

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