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Spring 2014 Concert Season

This season Exsultemus took a break from giving concerts, but we're back this spring with two very special performances, plus we will hold recording sessions in May for our anticipated world-premiere recording of a Vespers reconstruction by Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer.  Please keep in touch to find out what we have in store for next year!


Motets of Gottfried August Homilius (1714-1785)

Saturday, March 22 at 3:30pm • First Lutheran Church of Boston

Exsultemus will take part in First Lutheran Church and the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists's Bach Birthday Celebration with an intriguing program of motets by Bach's student Gottfried August Homilius, in honor of the tercentenary of the younger composer's birth and in tribute to Bach's long and distinguished legacy.  This selection of motets demonstrates Homilius's mastery of melody, delightful lyricism, and lush and chromatic harmonies that foreshadow Brahams and represent the post-Bach generation of "Empfindsamkeit" (intended to express "true and natural" feelings and featuring sudden contrasts of mood).

Shannon Canavin, soprano
Carrie Cheron, mezzo-soprano
David Evans, tenor
Brian Church, bass-baritone

Free and open to the public; donations are encouraged

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Vespers of Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer
Exsultemus and Newton Baroque

Monday, April 14 at 7:30pm • Second Church in Newton

Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (1656–1746) was a Bohemian born composer who spent over 60 years working for the court of Sachsen-Lauenburg. His 1701 Vespers for SATB chorus, strings, and continuo shows displays 18th-century South German Baroque splendor at its best.  Please join us for a concert preview and fundraiser in anticipation of our upcoming world-premiere recording of a Vespers reconstruction.  Listen to an excerpt from our June 2013 BEMF Fringe Concert!

Shannon Canavin & Margot Rood, soprano

Thea Lobo & Gerrod Pagenkopf, alto

Charles Blandy & Jason McStoots, tenor

Paul Max Tipton, bass-baritone

Susanna Ogata & Julia McKenzie, violin

Douglas Kelley, viola da gamba

Andrus Madsen, organ

Tickets: $50 premium seating * $25 general admission


Dates, times, locations, and programs are subject to change.