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RenMen Branches 

 

Our most popular and cost-effective live concert experience. This sampler of tenor/bass repertoire features six of our core roster members and highlights tenor/bass repertoire from across genres and across the globe. Selections in English by Daniel E. Gawthrop and Virgil Thompson, drinking songs from France, England, Germany, and Estonia, and a rollicking bluegrass set with live instruments. Don't forget our blazing fast closer, "What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor" arranged by Parker/Shaw. Now booking an extensive international tour in 2020 with this set – book today! 

 

RenMen Laments: Live in Concert  

a RenMen Premium Event

 

A live concert experience of our debut record, RenMen Laments, internationally acclaimed by critics and fans and heard in sixty countries worldwide. A ten-voice version of the epic Thomas Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah, followed by Daniel E. Gawthrop's The Promises of Isaiah the Prophet, written specifically for Renaissance Men. A collection of musical psalm settings will help add to the ambience, including Darius Milhaud's Psaume 121, Patricia Van Ness's Psalm 3, and Pablo Casal's O Vos Omnes will set the table for this deeply introspective program. Perfect for sacred spaces. See why critics have called RenMen Laments "exquisite," "sublime," and a "beautiful reimagining...a Renaissance of Renaissance music."

 

 

RenMen On This Island

 

Boston is a city well known for its rich Anglo-Celtic heritage. This October, Renaissance Men sets sail on a musical voyage to the British Isles with a highly diverse program honoring time-treasured traditions with a unique Sceitimíní only RenMen can evoke – from

rarely- heard hymn-lining using 15th century Scottish psalms, to today’s rollicking Irish folk songs with our signature RenMen in-house band. Beloved English part songs by Vaughan Williams, Bairstow, and Bantock will precede Benjamin Britten’s The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard. We will also highlight championed contemporary Irish and Welsh composers, including Michael McGlynn, Paul Mealor, and Hilary Tann. Folk song selections from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Shetland Islands and Guernsey, sung in the traditional Sean-nós style, will bind the program into one continuous concert experience.

 

No doubt, you will find RenMen at a local pub after the concert, and we hope you will join us for a pint of your favorite ale and maybe a rousing ballad or two. Sláinte!

A Very RenMen Christmas  

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Let Renaissance Men deck the halls of your hearts with a little holiday cheer in our good ole' fashioned way!  We offer audiences a wide variety of light-hearted songs and modern sounds to celebrate the season. Treat yourself with traditional British Christmas music, beloved songs of the season, Christmas carols arranged for men's voices by Alfred Burt, and future family favorites from composers Saunder Choi, John Paul Rudoi, and Daniel E. Gawthrop. This concert also features a brand-new setting of O Magnum Mysterium by Jan Wilke. Who knows, there may even be a "Grinch Who Stole Christmas" or Christmas hippopatumus among us!

 

RenMentality

Renaissance Men explores sacred and secular compositions by those who suffered with mental and behavioral disorders, including works by Schumann, Beethoven, Ives, Monteverdi, and Mussorgsky. American composer Jay Mobley will premiere a major work for male voices based on written testimonials from those in moments of crisis. A concert in three acts, each will be introduced a song from Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York album, featuring the songs of Kurt Cobain, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year.

 

Renaissance Men has partnered with National Alliance on Mental Illness Massachusetts to find people who have been affected by mental health issues in some way, both people with lived experience, their family and friends. Their testimony will be the inspiration for Jay Mobley's composition.

 

A talkback with the composer and performers follows every show. This concert experience makes an impact in the concert hall but also is appropriate for college campuses, community centers, and medical facilities focused on mental health. RenMentality will be RenMen's next commerically recorded record, anticipated release: 2020. 

 

RenMen 1965        a RenMen Premium Concert

 

 

Recently performed at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston! 

 

In this retrospective concert, Renaissance Men goes back in time to 1965 and illuminates the parallels from then and now, the progress we have made, and perils we still face. The first set will consist of traditional choral music for men's voices written in 1965, including rarely-heard drinking songs by Franz Biebl, Lennox Berkeley's chilling Three Songs for Four Men's Voices, and a collection of rollicking Estonian folk-songs by Veljo Tormis. The final set will bring RenMen's signature in-house band back together for arrangements of pop hits from that year, from American folk-rock to the British Invasion.

 

The highlight of the evening will be the world premiere of Five Clippings in 1965 by 17-year old phenomenon Charles Stacy III, recently featured in the Boston Globe (click here for the article). The piece, composed specifically for RenMen's nine voices, will comprise of musical settings of articles and advertisements published by the Boston Globe in 1965, addressing topics from the assassination of Malcolm X to the Vietnam War. Cinematic, ethereal, and emotionally gripping, this is sure to be a performance unlike any other heard in New England.