NEC Chamber Singers: Something Old, New, Borrowed & Blue

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

To close the 75th anniversary season for the NEC Choral Department, the NEC Chamber Singers and Erica J. Washburn, Director of Choral Activities,  present a concert double-header.
     The concert theme title, Something old, new, borrowed & blue, is a play on the Victorian Era Old English rhyme, “Something olde, something new, something borrowed, something blue ..”,  the four good-luck items every bride is encouraged to wear/bring to their wedding.  Tonight's concerts feature repertory which is old, new, borrowed, and blue - a salute to NEC's choral history as we celebrate decades of artistry and innovation. 
      Old: much of the featured repertoire will be from the Renaissance
      New: there will be an improvisational electronic dance music composition with a live chorus
      Borrowed: the Renaissance repertoire will be recycled into a new composition
      Blue: both the featured lighting color in the hall and the color featured prominently one of the choral texts
Special guest artist for the second part of the evening will be DJ Lenox (Andrew Haig '18).  Using excerpts from the Renaissance repertoire in the earlier concert, DJ Lenox and the Chamber Singers will create a 50-60-minute high intensity improvisational work of electronic dance music that will utilize the vocalists as sonic source material, in a rave party setting.

  1. CONCERT ONE (7:30)

    not in performance order

    Vittoria Aleotti
    William Byrd
    Anton Bruckner
    Josquin Desprez
    John Dowland
    Antonio Lotti
    Thomas Morley
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
    Robert Pearsall
    Heinrich Schütz
    Thomas Weelkes
    Giaches de Wert
    Hor che la vaga aurora
    Sing Joyfully
    Os justi
    Mille regretz
    Now, O Now I Needs Must Part
    Crucifixus a 8
    Fyer, fyer!
    Sicut cervus
    Lay a Garland
    Selig sind die Toten
    Thule, the period of cosmography
    Vezzosi Augelli