RenMen On This Island
On the same day of our concert at the Connecticut American Choral Directors Association Fall Conference, RenMen brings RenMen On This Island back to Boston in a revival concert at St. Mary's Episcopal Church of Lower Newton Falls!
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 The Local 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!
October 21, 2017
St. Mary's Episcopal Church of Newton Lower Falls