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2008-2009 SEASON

Bach, Brahms & Schnittke: The Sacred Imagination
Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 8 pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
11 Garden Street, Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA

Two beloved canonical masterworks, Bach’s Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden and Brahms’ O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf, are joined by an impassioned 20th century triumph, Alfred Schnittke’s Requiem, in a concert that explores the breathtaking range of sacred German choral music.

Chestnuts Roasting: A Secession Holiday Concert
Friday, December 5, 2008 - 8 pm
Church of the Covenant
67 Newbury Street -- between Berkeley and Clarendon
Boston, MA
Closest T-stop: Copley Square, Green Line

A joyous celebration of the gifts of the season, overflowing with favorite choral chestnuts. We’ll sing carols and hymns spanning five centuries – spiced up, Secession-style, with a sprinkling of parodies by P.D.Q. Bach and Tom Lehrer. And, join us in singing a selection of top tunes from Handel’s Messiah – bring your score if you have one!

(Un)Lucky in Love
Friday, February 13 & Saturday, February 14, 2008 - 8 pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
11 Garden Street, Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA

Come celebrate the vicissitudes of love with Boston Secession’s popular alternative Valentine concert. Featured Secession artists present works by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Goldrich & Heisler, and Jason Robert Brown along with some delectable Secession surprises, in an intimate concert of solos, duets, and small ensembles.

Dolci Momenti: Boston Secession Benefit Concert
Sunday, May 17, 2009, 3 pm
Gordon Chapel, Old South Church
Copley Square
Boston, MA

Boston Secession will conclude its twelfth concert season on May 17 with Dolci Momenti, a concert to benefit the ensemble. The wide-ranging repertoire features solos and duets drawn from Secession's past seasons, and will include works by Handel, Mozart, Purcell,
Quilter, Blitzstein, Duparc, Poulenc, Bizet, Pärt, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and Brahms.

The concert showcases many of Boston’s finest voices, including Jessica Cooper, Brenna Wells, Mary Gerbi, Carrie Cheron, Adriana Repetto, and Thann Scoggin, along with special guest artist Nancy Armstrong. Dolci Momenti also features violinist Edward Wu, cellist Sandi-Jo Malmon, and Vytas Baksys, keyboardist and accompanist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, who will perform both as an accompanist and soloist.
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