Advancing and invigorating the art of chamber music for tenor, baritone, and bass voices across genres and generations through world-class performance, education, and commissions; within New England and across the United States.
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. As a bonus, The Fellas, Boston City Singers young men’s ensemble under conductor Daniel P. Ryan, will provide an opening set and will join us in our concert finale. 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!
October 7, 2016
October 9, 2016
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Old South Church