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 www.hancockchurch.org