The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street, Boston) will continue its Wednesday noontime concert series this June with four performances. Concerts run from 12:15–12:45 pm and there is a $5 suggested donation at the door.
“We try to offer something for everyone,” says Cathedral music director Ed Broms, who has helped assemble local, national, and international artists to perform a variety of styles from classical and world music, to folk, jazz, and avant-garde.
On June 6th, the works Exsultate, Jubilate k. 165 by W.A. Mozart, Composizioni da Camera by Vincenzo Bellini, and Poema En Forma De Canciones by Joaquin Turina will be performed, featuring soprano Molly Jo Rivelli accompanied by Ed Broms on piano. Molly Jo Rivelli has worked up a resume playing roles in such highly regarded operas as Carmen and La Traviata, and most recently she has been singing with the fine arts chorale and orchestra as Lucia in excerpts in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.
A week later, on June 13th, an ensemble made up of soprano Melanie Germond, mezzo-soprano Carolann Buff, and tenor William Hudson will present a concert of sacred vocal works from the 14th and early 15th Century by Guillaume Du Fay, Guillaume de Machaul, and Byllering. This presentation comes as part of the fringe concerts of the Boston Early Music Festival.
Composer-in-residence of the cathedral Karl Henning will be presenting his original compositions for clarinet on June 20th. Henning holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Buffalo and was designated Resident Composer in 2006. Having had his music played on three continents (North America, Europe, Australia) Henning lived near St. Petersburg, Russia in the formative years of his arts study, and has lived and worked in Boston for the past four years.
On June 27th, soprano Rebecca Hayden, accompanied by pianist Bonnie Donham, performs songs drawn directly from the folk traditions of France, Spain, Austria, and the United States. All songs are composed and arranged by Canteloube, Rodrigo, Mahler, and Schubert. Composer-in-residence Karl Henning will join the duo on clarinet for Shepherd on the Rock by Franz Schubert. Rebecca Hayden has sung in choral groups all over the United States as well as Europe, including the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Munich Bachchor. Locally, Hayden has performed at the Newton Free Library and the Somerville Museum. Pianist Bonnie Donham is a freelance accompanist who began her music training at the Eastman School of Music and went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College, a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, and a Masters in Social Work from Simmons College.