Collegium performed alongside the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Boston University's Marsh Chapel Choir in Resilient Voices, a concert held to commemorate the Armenian Genocide. Check out coverage of the concert in the Boston Globe here.
This past year, Collegium's Executive Committee took on the exciting task of rebranding the choir. In February, we assembled a special team (affectionately called Brandcorps) to spearhead the project, and, after half a year of brainstorming and negotiating, we are proud to present our new logo!
We owe a huge thanks to Opus Design, who took on our project pro bono and patiently walked us through the logo design process. Their inspiration for the logo comes from the treble clef, which Lily Robles and her design team deconstructed to represent the intersection of classicism and innovation that makes Collegium so distinctive. It is also (accidentally) a turn, which is a fun coincidence and further links the logo to the music that we are so passionate about.
Stay tuned for all of the new Collegi-apparel featuring our beautiful new logo! As always, you can access the store through the Store tab in the menu bar.
Years of planning and hours of rehearsal and prep culminated in an unforgettable international tour to Brazil this summer. We enjoyed performing in a dozen concerts, collaborating with university choirs, professional choirs and even a cultural center, making new friends, and sightseeing in four different cities. See what Collegium soprano Pamela Chen had to say:
Soon, we’ll be boarding the first of our flights back home. Even though our tour experience is now concluding, I remain excited for the next 40-something Collegiites who will explore and learn from a new country four years from now! I sincerely hope they’ll enjoy their experience as wholeheartedly as I have enjoyed mine, and that Collegium will be able to sustain and nourish its international tour tradition of musical collaboration and cultural exchange for many, many tours to come.
-Pamela Chen, '16
Check out our Tour Blog for more member-written entries detailing our three weeks in Brazil!
Harvard University | April 11–12, 2014
Exploring the neurological, therapeutic, and social benefits of community singing
Concert: “Boundless Realms of Joy”
Friday, April 11, 2014
Sanders Theatre, 8pm
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum | Joseph Fort, conductor
Joyful Noise | Allison Fromm, conductor
Brattle Street Chamber Players
Alice Parker, guest conductor
Celebrated chorus Joyful Noise, composed of adults with significant physical and/or neurological disabilities, joins the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and the Brattle Street Chamber Players in Sanders Theatre on Friday, April 11. Renowned conductor, composer, and educator Alice Parker will lead the choruses and audience in works that speak to the power of music for wellness and community.
Buy tickets from a member of the Collegium or through the Harvard Box Office:
Holyoke Arcade from 12–6pm, Tuesday-Sunday; for information, call 617-496-2222 or visit www.ofa.fas.harvard.edu/boxoffice.
“Boundless Realms of Joy” continues on Saturday morning with a symposium featuring widely acclaimed participants, speakers, and the Joyful Noise chorus itself.
Symposium: Beyond the Concert Hall
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Lowell Lecture Hall, 9am–4pm
Celebrating the choral art and its role in society, featuring distinguished speakers and the Joyful Noise chorus in conversation with Andrew Clark, Director of Choral Activities, Harvard.
Musicians, researchers, and disability advocates will explore the intersections of music and disability, neuroscience, wellness, and community. Alice Parker and Joyful Noise will lead symposium attendees in song.
For more information, visit the event website at http://www.music.fas.harvard.edu/choral.html
and Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/579488498810041.
The Collegium is very honored to have been selected to perform at this February’s Eastern Division conference of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). The group is looking forward to performing in Baltimore at ACDA, and we plan to make stops in Philadelphia and D.C. as well. We’ll be traveling from February 6-9; if you are interested in seeing or helping to host the Collegium during that time, please contact our ACDA Tour Manager, Peter Nelson, at email@example.com.
The Collegium Musicum performed Arvo Pärt’s Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem on Good Friday with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, delivering “heartfelt choral singing [that] gave the piece most of its color and emotional drama.” (Boston Globe)
Read more about our performance from The Boston Globe, the Boston Classical Review, and The Boston Musical Intelligencer.
“[T]he Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, directed by Andrew Clark, gave a highly successful performance… surmounting this masterpiece’s great linguistic and musical challenges while making a deeply moving musical statement.” Read the full review of Collegium’s 40th Anniversary Concert here.