Sacred Harmony

February 23, 2005 | 5 comments
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My a capella group, The Longfellow Singers, will present “Sacred Harmony: A Celebration of Worldwide Choral Traditions” this coming Sunday as a benefit concert for the victims of the recent southeast Asia tsunami. We will be singing selections from Renaissance-era Europe as well as folk songs and hymns from Africa, Korea, New Zealand and the United States. The music is absolutely gorgeous, if I do say so myself. Although a collection will be taken, it is a free concert and there is absolutely no obligation to make a donation of any kind. So, if you will be in the Boston area this weekend, come hear me sing!!

Sunday, February 27th
8:00 pm

St. John’s Chapel, Episcopal Divinity School

99 Brattle Street, Cambridge (this is right across from the LDS chapel)

For more information, visit http://longfellowsingers.com

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5 Responses to Sacred Harmony

  1. Mark Martin on February 23, 2005 at 12:14 pm

    I’ve heard them sing on several occasions, and the music truly is beautiful. Sadly, I’ll miss this particular performance due to a trip. Go Melissa and friends!

    P.S. I doubt this post by Melissa will elicit the type of animated discussion that “Are Powerful Women at a Disadvantage?” did…

  2. woodboy on February 23, 2005 at 12:46 pm

    As selector of the music for this concert, i can attest that it will be great! A lot of Tudor-era English stuff (Byrd, Gibbons, Tallis, etc.), some continental as well (Palestrina, Victoria), as well as some more modern, non-crappy American songs. A selection from Rachmaninov’s all-night vigil, a spiritual or two, a few folk songs. The venue is a nice smaller stone church that is much more resonant than the Longfellow chapel.
    Sorry, no Mack Wilberg…

  3. Kevin Barney on February 23, 2005 at 1:25 pm

    Sacred art music is my favorite, and I very much wish I could be there. It sounds terrific. Good luck!

  4. Kristine on February 27, 2005 at 2:07 pm

    “much more resonant than the Longfellow chapel.”

    Doesn’t that describe about 80% of the buildings in Cambridge?
    ;)

  5. Ben H on February 27, 2005 at 6:48 pm

    Wish I could be there Melissa. Break a leg!

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