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Eudaimonia and Improbable Beasts Celebrate St. Cecilia's Day

Presented by Eudaimonia, A Purposeful Period Band at United Parish in Brookline, Brookline MA

Nov 20 2022
Eudaimonia and Improbable Beasts Celebrate St. Cecilia's Day

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A collaboration between two unusual Boston musical groups – crossover historical ensemble Eudaimonia, A Purposeful Period Band and Boston’s premiere bass clarinet ensemble Improbable Beasts – to honor St. Cecilia, the 3rd-century patron saint.

Eudaimonia is a vibrant and individualistic group, bringing together some of the Boston area’s most creative artists in the historical performance field for far-ranging musical work that lifts up the social and humanitarian work of local organizations. Since 2015, their boundary-breaking mix of early, folk, popular, jazz, and world genres has shined a vital light on their service partners’ initiatives combatting homelessness, domestic abuse, racial injustice, food insecurity, and other

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This program consists of august music for an auspicious occasion by Handel, Purcell, and Telemann, along with compositions and arrangements by Improbable Beasts director Jonathan Russell. Featured Eudaimonia performers are Carrie Cheron (mezzo soprano), Anna Griffis (violin), Diane Heffner (clarinet/chalumeau/saxophone), Na’ama Lion (period flutes) Colleen McGarry (baroque cello), Julia McKenzie (violin/co-director), Vivian Montgomery (harpsichord/accordion/co-director), and Pamela Murray (soprano), and other Improbable Beasts include Amy Advocat, Monica Duncan, Celine Ferro, Gary Gorczyca, Bill Kirkley, Marguerite Levin, Kathy Matasy, and Julie Stuckenschneider


United Parish in Brookline

210 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details

Face Masks Required: No
Social Distancing: Yes
Limited Capacity: No
Reservations Required: No
Proof of Vaccination Required: No

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