Boston Conservatory at Berklee Wind Ensemble and Choruses to Perform Inspirational Music December 12

December 06, 2019 Tori Donahue


Boston Conservatory at Berklee will present a special performance from the Wind Ensemble and Choruses at Old South Church on Thursday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m. as part of its final Center Stage programming for the fall semester. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Wind Ensemble and Choruses will juxtapose Susan Botti’s Cosmosis and Christopher Marshall’s L'homme armé with Anton Bruckner’s sweeping Mass No. 2 in E Minor for an evening of powerful music. Botti will visit the Conservatory ahead of the performance to work and rehearse alongside student ensembles; she will also serve as the solo soprano for her piece. Botti will hold a pre-performance talkback with the audience ahead of the concert at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will be conducted by Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty members Matthew Marsit, Conservatory Chair of Instrumental Studies; George Case, Head of Choral Studies; and Nathan Reiff, Instructor of Choral Studies.

“The concept behind this program serves as a bridge for the ensembles and audience alike, juxtaposing one of history’s great cornerstones for chorus and winds, Anton Bruckner’s Mass No. 2 in E Minor, with contemporary composing powerhouse Susan Botti’s witty and brilliant Cosmosis,” said Marsit. “As a coda to this partnership, the Wind Ensemble alone presents a magnificent fantasy theme and variations on the 15th century secular chant-tune L'homme armé…setting a historical tune in a most modern context.”

Admission for the event is free; seating will be determined on a first-come, first served basis.