Melos Choir and Period Instruments

Join us for our exciting upcoming Melos concert season!

‘Melos eagerly awaits the time when we can meet with our audience in person and be transported together by historic sounds and narratives. Meanwhile, enjoy a sneak preview below of our upcoming great programs to attend as soon as live performances are deemed safe.

Check out our “Listen, Watch and Learn with Melos” page for beautiful sounds and links related to our upcoming programs.

Iberian Triptych OUT NOW!

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PHYSICAL PURCHASE OR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

*Iberian Triptych generously supported by: 

The Estate of Larry Gibson

The F.K. Morrow Foundation

For a complete list of our sponsors, please CLICK HERE

Upcoming Melos Programs 2021-22:

Puer Natus Est – Available only via Youtube

Friday December 3, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, December 12, 4:00 p.m.
Puer Natus Est: Advent and Christmas Music 12th-18th Centuries. Travel with Melos Choir and Period Instruments to Bethlehem in this two-part series of soothing chant, motets and rich Baroque music of the Nativity.

December 3, 7:30 p.m. – Puer Natus Est Part 1:
Voices of Mary, Miracles and Birth. With mystical medieval chant and motets by Perotin, Victoria, Morales, Lassus.
December 12 at 4:00 p.m. Puer Natus Est Part 2: Music of the Nativity, 16th – 18th centuries, including works by Byrd, Handel; Kuhnau Cantata “Es ist ein Kind geboren”; Torelli Christmas Concerto and more

Sunday December 12, 4:00 p.m. – Puer Natus Est Part 2:
Music of the Nativity, 16th – 18th centuries, including works by Byrd, Handel; Kuhnau Cantata “Es ist ein Kind geboren”; Torelli Christmas Concerto and more.
Advent and Christmas Music – 12th – 18th centuries

Adoration of the Magi by Hieronymous Bosch ca. 1475, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

Sound Structures – Circum Mediterraneum

Music and Architecture 8th  – 18th centuries

Dr. Peter Coffman, award-winning photographer and architectural historian, guides us through stunning slides of historic buildings, churches and mosques, to show both cross-influence and contrast between East and West in architectural design and decor. Percussionist Ben Grossman joins Melos and friends in evoking historic music of the Iberian Peninsula, the far reaches of the Mediterranean and Europe.

Photograph courtesy of Dr. Peter Coffman: Arches, Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

Voces Feminarum Music By and About Women 

From West and East 12th – 18th centuries

  • Voces Feminarum- Captivating woman image, by artist Rene Milot

With generous support from:

      

Magnificats 9th – 18th centuries

A Millennium of Mary’s Song


Mary’s canticle rings joyfully through the centuries in settings from the Middle Ages through the Baroque. Melos choir, soli, and period instruments perform works by awe-inspiring composers from the anonymous writers of the Middle Ages through Monteverdi, Zelenka and Bach.

The Visitation by Domenico Ghirlandaio ca. 1491, The Louvre, Paris.

Artwork by Richard Talbot

https://thisisrichart.com/ and http://rctalbot.com/

 

Photograph of Fontenay Abbey by Paul M. Malo