Give yourself an end-of-summer treat with Songs of Our Forebears, a concert of American sacred songs with The Polyphony Project on Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00 pm in the MIT Chapel.
Religious music has long shaped the soundscape of our country, from the singing schools of New England to the shape note tunes of the American South. But we claim more than just our English inheritance in this program of American Music.
Join us as we explore our living American musical heritage on a journey that begins and ends right here in Cambridge.
Founded in 2008 by alumni of the Harvard Chamber Singers, The Polyphony Project combines performances of the highest musical caliber with a commitment to community outreach. The choir specializes in Medieval and Renaissance vocal music, especially late 15th- and 16th-century polyphony. United by our common identity as musicians, we are proud to count among our members scientists, lawyers, teachers, historians, and theologians—a true Renaissance group. The group features LEM's own music minister Rachel Kurihara.
This event is free and open to both the MIT community and the wider public.