BLUE HERON

BLUE HERON

Blue Heron (Scott Metcalfe, director) has been acclaimed by The Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables” and hailed by Alex Ross in The New Yorker for its “expressive intensity.” Committed to vivid live performance informed by the study of original source materials and historical performance practices, Blue Heron ranges over a wide repertoire from plainchant to new music, with particular specialities in 15th-century Franco-Flemish and early 16th-century English polyphony; it is presently about half way through Ockeghem@600, a multi-season project to perform the complete works of Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1420-1497). Now in its twentieth year, the ensemble presents a concert series in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has performed across North America and in England. Blue Heron has issued eight CDs, including a five-disc set entitled Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, which features many world premiere recordings of works copied c. 1540 for Canterbury Cathedral.


Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.