RenMen Season Pass 2016-2017
Renaissance Men is Boston's acclaimed male vocal chamber ensemble; delivering impassioned interpretation of men's modal music spanning the centuries.
This season pass entitles the holder to attend one concert during each of the three Renaissance Men main stage concert series in the 2016-2017 season: RenMen On This Island; RenMen Night at the Opera; and RenMentality. Descriptions, dates, and venues are as follows:
RenMen On This Island: From rarely-heard hymn-lining using 15th century Scottish psalms, to todays rollicking Irish folk songs with the signature RenMen in-house band. Beloved English part songs by Vaughan Williams, Bairstow, and Bantock will precede Benjamin Brittens The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard. Irish and Welsh composers, including Michael McGlynn, Paul Mealor, and Hilary Tann will be highlighted. Folk song selections from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Shetland Islands, and Guernsey, sung in the traditional Sean-nós style, will connect the program into one continuous concert experience. The Fellas, Boston City Singers young mens ensemble under conductor Daniel P. Ryan, will provide an opening set.
RenMen On This Island:
10/07/16 at 7:30pm: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cambridge
10/09/16 at 3:00pm: Gordon Chapel, Old South Church, Boston
RenMen Night at the Opera: A celebration of rarely-performed men's ensemble repertoire by composers known primarily for their contributions to the operatic medium. Featuring works by Meyerbeer, Rossini, Janacek, Richard Strauss, Wagner, and more.
RenMen Night at the Opera: 2 Performances in February 2017*
RenMentality: In their season closer, RenMentality will featuring dramatic works by composers who suffered from mental and behavioral disorders, including Schubert, Schoenberg, Berlioz, Bruckner, Hovhaness, and more. American composer Jay Mobley will premiere a major work for male voices based on texts written by victims of mental health disorders in critical psychological moments. Musical interjections from pop and rock's early departed due to substance abuse will bind the program together.
RenMentality: 2 Performances in May 2017*
(*The specific dates and venues for the 2017 concert series will be updated by the end of the week.)
Various Boston Venues (View)
Various Boston Venues
Boston, MA 02116
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