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Photo by Georgia Kuss


"...the chorus filled the small church with rich, vital sound" -- James Oestreich in the ArtsBeat blog of The New York Times


Welcome to Convivium Musicum!

2016 Season


Spring 2016: The Regensburg Manuscript, in collaboration with 7 Hills Renaissance Wind Band: Striggio, Monte, Utendal, and more




Saturday, May 14, 2016 8 PM: Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester, MA
Saturday, May 21, 2016 8 PM: Harvard-Epworth Church, Cambridge, MA
Sunday,  May 22, 2016 7 PM: United Parish in Brookline, Brookline, MA

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi


We are delighted to once again assist the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras in this performance:


Sunday Jan 24, 2016, 3 PM, Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Winter 2016: Musica Poetica: Rhetoric in Renaissance Music

Works by Lassus, de Wert, Schein, and more


Saturday, January 30, 2016 7 PM: Cambridge Friends Meeting House, Cambridge, MA

Sunday, January 31, 2016 5 PM: Christ Church Andover, Andover, MA

Sunday, February 7, 2016  4 PM: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookline, MA

--> This performance will include a collaboration with dancers led by Lauren Pajer

Sunday, February 14, 2016 4 PM: First Parish Church, Berlin, MA


Please see our Season page for full details and concert programs.




Winter 2014 - 2015:


The Dow Partbooks: Workshop and concert with the Viola da Gamba Society of New England

Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 concert at 7 PM, followed by reception.  All Saints Episcopal Church, Belmont MA

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Powers Music School 

Concert is free and open to the public



Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi


We were delighted to once again assist the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras in this performance.


Sunday Jan 18, 2015, 3 PM, Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Music from the Dow Partbooks:


Motets by Byrd, Tallis, Tye, and more, including Lamentations a 5 by Robert White, and the stunning Ave Maria of Robert Parsons, from the

Dow Partbooks


Sat Jan 24, 2015 7 PM: Cambridge Friends Meeting House, Cambridge, MA
Sun Jan 25, 2015  4 PM: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookline, MA

Sat Jan 31 2015 7:30 PM: First Parish Church, Berlin, MA


We are thrilled to have released our latest CD, Orlandus Lassus: Prince of Music:

Cover image of CD Orlandus Lassus: Prince of Music













Walk for Music!  Convivium participated in the 8th Annual Boston Walk for Music on Sunday, April 28, and we are grateful to all those who donated; we raised over $750 toward our Orlandus Lassus CD project.  If you missed your chance to donate and would still like to, you can donate easily at our online store.  We welcome donations in any amount--many thanks for your support!



"...radiant and full sound...the group, at all times, projected complete interpretive assurance and a palpable sense of dedication to this music..."

--> See the full review here in The Boston Musical Intelligencer of our Winter 2013 program: Brahms and Early Music.  

--> Read the reviews of the March 2013 Boston Camerata Machaut concert in the Boston Globe, The Boston Musical Intelligencer, and The Arts Fuse.


Download our 2013 season brochure here.



Spring 2013: Music of the Spheres: Music and Mathematics in the Renaissance

The fifteenth century saw the beginning of the breakdown of the intellectual barrier that separated music as noble science and music as a practical, human activity.  Even so, the logic of mathematics and geometry continued to play a significant role in the compositional process of Renaissance composers, nowhere more ingeniously demonstrated than in the works of Johannes Ockeghem.

Spring Program Performances (details at Current Season):

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8 PM Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 8 PM Harvard-Epworth Church, Cambridge
Sunday, May 19, 2013 7 PM St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brookline
Saturday, June 15, 2013 12 noon (Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert): Church of St. John the Evangelist, Boston (this concert will be a reprise of the Brahms and Early Music program)

March 2013: The men of Convivium will assist the Boston Camerata in their performance of Guillaume de Machaut's Messe de Notre Dame, in their program: A Gothic Easter: Machaut's Magnificent Mass.

Friday, March 29, 2013, 8 PM Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Saturday, March 30, 2013, 8 PM St. John's Memorial Chapel, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA

Please see the Boston Camerata web page for details.

See the interview with Anne Azema, Artistic Director of the Boston Camerata, about this concert, in the Boston Musical Intelligencer.

Winter 2013: Brahms and Early Music

The music library of Johannes Brahms reflected the composer's almost unprecedented respect for artists of the past.  One is not surprised to find Schubert, Mozart, Haydn and Bach among his collection, but there was also a healthy collection of Schutz, Isaac, and other composers that, for the time, were relatively unknown.  Brahms was also responsible for bringing many of these composers to the Viennese public, helping to usher in more generally the concept of the "canon" in Western musical life.  Convivium presents a sample of the works Brahms held so dear and that he chose to share with his adopted Vienna.

Winter program Performances (details at Current Season):

Thursday Dec 13 2012 7 PM Bethany Congregational Church, Foxboro
Sunday January 20, 2013  4 PM Christ Church, Andover
Saturday January 26, 2013 7 PM Cambridge Friends Meeting House
Sunday January 27, 2013 4 PM United Parish in Brookline


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