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Joyful Noyse presents: Voices of Angels, May 5th, 7:30pm

Angels have been a source of intrigue, mystery and delight for people of all ages throughout history.  On Saturday, May 5th at 7:30PM in the Sanctuary of Hancock Church the early music ensemble A Joyful Noyse will present a program entitled Voices of Angels.

A Joyful Noyse is an early music ensemble dedicated to performing liturgical music of the 15th to 18th centuries. It is composed of professional and talented amateur singers and instrumentalists from the greater Boston area. Joining the ensemble will be musicologist Dr. Teresa Neff, who will give a talk on how angels were represented in the music of the Baroque era.  Dr. Neff teaches at Boston Conservatory and MIT and gives preview lectures for Boston Lyric Opera and the Handel and Haydn Society.

Of the composers represented in this concert some, like Telemann and Handel, are well known, but others, like Johann Kuhnau, Johann Vierdanck and Johann Rudolph Ahle, you may be hearing for the first time.  With soloists, chorus and chamber orchestra, the music will soar to the heavens.

The program is presented at Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington. Part of the Hancock Concert Series, Voices of Angels is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $10 will be taken at the door to support the music programs of Hancock Church. More information may be found on the church’s website at


Palm Sunday @ the Well: Featuring Ivonne Hernandez

Ivonne Hernandez, 2012
Photo: Ryan MacDonald photography

Fiddler Ivonne Hernandez Returns to The Well This Week!
Fresh off of months of touring, award winning fiddler Ivonne Hernandez returns to play with the River Rock Band this Sunday, April 1st. Expect a great evening of inspiring and intimate worship accompanied by great fiddle tunes and uplifting songs!

And join us next week, Easter Sunday, for Gospel night at The Well featuring pianist Malcolm Campbell and guest soloists!

Cantata Rehearsals begin on Thursday, April 12th

Sing with the choir for our spring Cantata!  Come join the chancel choir in singing for our spring cantata, Handel’s Sing Unto God. This rare cantata will be accompanied by a period orchestra.  We will also sing the Amen chorus from Messiah.  The cantata will be sung in worship on Mother’s Day, May 13th.  Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings at 7:30 in the choir room.  Cantata music will be rehearsed first at each rehearsal.  Adults and high school students of all levels of experience are invited!

Patriot’s Day Concert of American Music, April 16th @ Hancock

Patriot’s Day Concert- The Handbell Program presents their 10th Annual Patriot’s Day Concert of American Music in the sanctuary on Monday April 16 at 11:15- 12noon. The music is rung on 5 octaves of English handbells by ringers of all ages in a program that is light-hearted and family-friendly. You’ll find yourself swaying to upbeat music of America, including patriotic favorites, spirituals, ragtime, marches and more. Suggested donation is $3 per person to benefit the Fourth Presbyterian Church, South Boston, afterschool music program. The sanctuary is handicapped accessible. Invite your friends, relatives, and neighbors to this fun concert carefully timed to follow the morning Road Race and before the afternoon parade.  Questions- Cheryl Kraley 781-862-2209 or

Hancock’s Own Sacred Dance Group ‘Skyloom’ to perform at the National Heritage Museum March 25

Come see Hancock's Sacred Dance group SKYLOOM perform at Culture Fest 2012.

We Who Believe in Freedom: Debut Concert @ Hancock for Labyrinth Choir

The Labyrinth choir debuted at Hancock this evening, performing an eclectic program of songs about Freedom.  Members of the audience were impressed by the group’s expressive virtuosity, which ranged from passionately defiant to quietly contemplative.  The group’s energy expressed a genuine vibrancy of will, channeled, perhaps, directly from the words of the oppressed.

We look forward to future performances by the Labyrinth Choir!

Former Hancock Music Director Anita Kupriss debuts with the new professional ensemble Labyrinth Choir March 10th

Anita Kupriss’ new professional vocal ensemble, Labyrinth Choir, will perform their debut concert of songs exploring freedom:  freedom of religion, self-determination, the Underground Railroad, and hope for the future, at Hancock Church on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary. The program–featuring the choir, pianist, and a percussionist playing African drums–will include spirituals; S. African, Latvian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim songs, and audience participation.

Tickets will be available at the door: $15 and $14 for Stu/Sen. Come join us for an evening of music-making that will inspire you to listen with your hearts and set your winter-weary voices free! For information, contact Anita Kupriss at