CONCERTS 2021-2022


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Concert for remembrance: A Requiem for the Living

8/28/2021 | T.B.A.

8/29/2021 | T.B.A.

We're partnering with Somerville based conductor, Lorraine Fitzmaurice to bring you a community performance of Brahms' "Ein Deutsches Requiem". Performed by over 100 community members from around town, we'll see you for 2 outdoor concerts!



Orpheus Fragments

4/2021 | Virtual Premiere

Carduus is back with a collaboration with the visionary Maya + Rouvelle. Combining the musical ingenuity of Carduus composers with the astonishing visuals of Maya + Rouvelle, we present a video contemplation on the themes and subjects surrounding the myth of Orpheus.

"Come Up for Air" by Bernie Zelitch

7/2020, 8pm | Virtual Premiere

We are proud to partner with Bernie Zelitch to premiere his newest choral work, with proceeds benefiting the Boston Children's Chorus.

"A Rose Without Why": Music for Christmas

12/2019, 8pm | First Lutheran Church of Boston

Our popular Christmas program returns, celebrating new life and the love that it kindles, and which sustains us on those darkest and coldest days of the year.

First Mondays at Jordan Hall: Brahms ***Postponed to 12/12***

12/2019, 7:30pm | NEC's Jordan Hall

We return to Jordan Hall for another collaboration with NEC's ever popular First Monday series with Brahms' Drei Gesange for 6 voices.

"Rituals of Desire": Carduus' Opening Season Concert

10/2019, 8pm | Brookline's Church of Our Saviour

Season opener featuring music by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, Josquin, Brahms, Daniel-Lesur, and more!


NEC's 29th annual Composer Celebration Series concert

10/2019, 3pm | NEC's Jordan Hall
Carduus features as guest artists at NEC Prep's concert series! We will present the unparalleled genius of Clara Schumann through 3 choruses.

NEC's Tuesday Night New Music series

9/2019, 7:30pm | NEC's Jordan Hall

Tyler Bouque's Canto XIII gets its Jordan Hall debut! Audience members at our spring concert would remember what a powerful piece it was!

"In tenebris mortis": Spring Concert

4/2019, 8PM | Church of the Covenant (67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 02116)

Carduus' final performance of the 2018-2019 season centers around themes of hope and despair. Join us at 8PM on Sunday, April 7th, at Boston's Church of the Covenant, for music by Palestrina, Moody, Buchenberg, and premiers by Jacob Hiser, Tyler Bouque, and Bernie Zelitch, as well as arrangements of traditional Georgian and Estonian liturgical music.

"Revecy venir du Printans!": Madrigals to Welcome the Spring!

3/2019, 2PM | Taylor House (50 Burroughs Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130)

Join Carduus, in collaboration with the chamber choir Vox Lucens, for an intimate program of Madrigals at the Taylor House in Jamaica Plain! Carduus and Vox Lucens perform secular songs from across Europe, of several periods and genres.

"A rose without why": Music for Christmas

12/2018 | 8PM, Saint Paul Parish

29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge MA

Music by Praetorius, Pinkham, anonymous carols, and more!


"Who We Are": Season Opener

10/2018, 8PM | First Church Jamaica Plain Parish Hall

This program - our first as a non-student ensemble - is about our journey as an ensemble until this point, and a reflection on who we are today. We've grown so much since we began singing together, and we've gone through some significant changes in the recent months in particular - not least of which is our name change, from "Carr Consort" to "Carduus". This has prompted us to look back on where we came from, and consider who we are now. And we hope this program will do that for our audience, as well. The central themes of the concert are journeying, love, and identity; we will present works by Isaac, Morley and Josquin, but also by Ligeti, Druckman, and Blumfield, about the journeys we take to discover who we are.