A Far Cry and Blue Heron
“Devotion: The sublime and the sensual intertwine from sixteenth-century France to the present”
Saturday, January 30, 7:30pm
UVM Recital Hall
“[A Far Cry] brims with personality, or, better, personalities, many and varied.” – The New York Times
“…the ensemble took impeccable scholarship and mixed it with musical discipline and vocal precision to create a beautifully blended, exquisitely balanced, artfully shaped performance.” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
We are very excited to be able to bring to the Lane stage a special performance of Fauré’s Requiem by the Boston-based A Far Cry and Blue Heron. A Far Cry (whose concert with us two years ago pleased and impressed our audience) stands at the forefront of a new generation in classical music. A tightly-knit collective of 17 young professional musicians, this self-conducted chamber orchestra is devoted to expanding the boundaries of orchestral repertoire and experimenting with the ways music is prepared, performed, and experienced. Blue Heron, led by Burlington-born Scott Metcalfe, has been acclaimed by The Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables.” The choral ensemble combines a commitment to vivid live performance with the study of original source materials and historical performance practice and sings a wide repertoire of early music. In addition to the Fauré Requiem, the program includes several motets by Nicolas Gombert, Le Cantique des Cantiques by Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, and Symphonie d’Archets by Jean Françaix.