As we emerge from this long, strange winter, our first virtual performance of the year celebrates resilience and rebirth! Guided by glittering Renaissance polyphony and inspired by the Spring Equinox and World Storytelling Day, we’ll explore lush musical landscapes and creative voices from around the globe. From the stirring sounds of a boundary-breaking German female mystic, to the first-ever polyphonic vocal work printed in the Western Hemisphere, to verdant vocal terrain from Mexico, England, Italy, and beyond–our program is rooted in renewal and possibility.

The exceptional Grammy-nominated tenor Nicholas Phan (Best Classical Solo Vocal Album of 2021, Clairières) and Ann Marie Morgan (viola da gamba) will join in the regaling with newly-recorded virtual performances of three works. The remainder of the program will include a selection of previous concert recordings introduced by the Singers themselves. Come along with us as we spin a global story of creative rebirth, ripe for the telling in this unprecedented moment. Additional guest artists include Amanda Balestrieri, soprano, and William Simms, theorbo and baroque guitar.


Ave Maria, O auctrix vitae – Hildegard of Bingen
Quemadmodum – John Taverner
Ayo visto lo mappa mundi – Anonymous Italian/Sicilian song, 15th century
Hanacpachap cussiciunin – Juan Pérez Bocanegra
Time Stands Still – John Dowland
Willow Song – Anonymous, printed 1583

Chapters In a Story – AN ECLECTIC MASS
• Kyrie (from Missa Hodie Christus natus est) – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
• Credo (from Missa Ego Flos Campi) – Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla
• Sanctus (from Mass in Blue) – Will Todd
• Agnus Dei (from Mass for Five Voices) – William Byrd

Our Father God Celestial – Scottish hymn, 16th c. (possibly Pierre Cedéac)
Fire, Fire – Nicholas Lanier
Tristis est anima mea – Carlo Gesualdo

PDF of concert program.

Enjoy a video preview of this performance below!