The sung evening prayer service of the Anglican daily prayer tradition, Choral Evensong is a versatile service which can incorporate many musical traditions into its structure. Primarily featuring choral music as a way to beautify the daily round of prayer, it also includes organ music and congregational singing along with some spoken prayer in this approximately forty-five minute service.
The Harvard University Choir presents an open rehearsal with Pedro Memelsdorff of "“Messe en cantiques," a reconstruction of a mass as it would have been sung by freed and enslaved Africans in colonial Haiti. Free and open to the public.
Carson Cooman, Composer in Residence, The Memorial Church of Harvard University, presents an organ recital. Music by Cristiano Rizzotto, Thomas Åberg, Linda Catlin Smith, and Bernard Heyes. Free and open to the public.
David von Behren, Assistant University Organist and Choirmaster, and Carson Cooman, Composer in Residence, present a Holy Week-themed organ recital featuring Andreas Willscher’s “The Seven Last Words” and music by Messiaen, Walcha, Brahms, and Duruflé. Free and open to the public.
As part of the Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival, the Harvard University Choir presents performances of André Thomas' Mass: A Celebration of Joy and Love and Ruth Watson Henderson's From Darkness to Light. Free and open to the public.