With the naked eye, approximately 6,000 stars can be seen in optimal conditions. It's no wonder that these tiny balls of gas have fascinated humans for centuries and been invaluable to prophets, sailors, and ancient civilizations, not to mention inspiration to countless poets, composers, and artists alike.
Ensemble Lyrae's 2022-2023 Season, Star Light, Star Bright uses the stars to guide our music and storytelling. The simplicity of the timeless nursery rhyme might seem trite in these trying times, but we find that simplicity is clarity.
In our December concert program Star Light, we will explore a myriad of references to stars, celestial light, and the radiance cast upon the earth in a seasonal celebration of song. We will share music of Dan Forrest, Craig Courtney, Jason Robert Brown, Sarah Quartel, Leonardo Ciampa, John Jacob Niles and many more. There are two opportunities to enjoy this night of heavenly light.
ABOUT ENSEMBLE LYRAE
Inspired by the natural beauty and brilliance of the constellation Lyra, Ensemble Lyrae brings together three uniquely and highly talented musicians. While each shines as a soloist, together, these women form deep connections in performing duets and trios. The pianist and four vocalists of Ensemble Lyrae seek to illuminate musical works often unknown or under-played. They also premiere cutting-edge pieces written specifically for the Ensemble and their remarkable sound.
Whether performing in a spacious concert hall or a more intimate salon-style setting at home, these captivating Boston-based musicians enliven the audience's senses, engage their imaginations, and invite them to live in a world of timeless beautiful sound. Ensemble Lyrae has performed on the Music at Norway Pond Concert Series and Music at Whitehead Series and were invited to perform at Boston Public Library's 'Concert in the Courtyard' summer series in summer 2020. They are the recipients of a 2019 Medford Arts Council Grant and Mass Cultural Council Grant, which allowed them to bring their program "Nevertheless, She Persisted" to a private audience at the Medford Council on Aging in June 2019.
St. John the Evangelist Parish (View)
2254 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
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