This performance is FREE, but tickets are required and are available at amherst.universitytickets.com. Seating is by general admission.
Blue Heron has been acclaimed by The Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables” and hailed by Alex Ross in The New Yorker for its “expressive intensity.” The ensemble ranges over a wide repertoire from plainchant to new music, with particular specialties in 15th-century Franco-Flemish polyphony and early-16th-century English sacred music, and is committed to vivid live performance informed by the study of original source materials and historical performance practices.
Scott Metcalfe is widely recognized as one of North America’s leading specialists in music from the 15th through 17th centuries and beyond. He has been musical and artistic director of Blue Heron since its founding in 1999.
Requiem by Johannes Ockeghem and music by his contemporaries and successors