Pärt, Victoria, and Harris
May 11, 2018 / 8pm
First Church, Cambridge
11 Garden Street, Cambridge
May 13, 2018 / 3pm
Church of the Covenant, Boston
7 Newbury Street, Boston
Two chances to hear Arvo Pärt’s stunning Berliner Messe, Tomás Luis de Victoria’s striking Officium defunctorum, and William Harris’ crystalline Faire is the Heaven. Contemporary Estonian composer Pärt sets the Latin Mass to hauntingly lush and beautiful music for chorus and organ, while Spanish Renaissance composer Victoria’s a cappella Officium defunctorum, a Requiem mass, contrasts with themes of mourning and remembrance. English composer William Harris’ elegant Faire is the Heaven rounds out the final concert of Cantata Singers’ 54th season.
Terry Decima, pianist and retired Professor at New England Conservatory, will give the pre-concert talks at 7pm and 2pm. Following the performances, all are welcome at free post-concert receptions.
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Officium defunctorum
Arvo Pärt: Berliner Messe
William Harris: Faire is the Heaven