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Birthday Odes

  • College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, VT. Next to the Fletcher Free Library. 265 College Street Burlington, VT, 05401 United States (map)


Chichester Psalms (Bernstein)

Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Handel)

Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary, “Come Ye Sons of Art” (Purcell)


This year marks the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, and we'll honor him with a performance of his best known choral work, "Chichester Psalms."

G.F. Handel's "Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne" -- heard at the recent royal wedding -- and Henry Purcell's "Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary" (aka "Come Ye Sons of Art") will take us back to when composers and choruses really knew how to throw a birthday party. 

Buy concert tickets here.


If you're wondering where to park for the concert, here's a link to the Park Burlington interactive map. Enter the location where you're going (College Street Congregational Church, 265 College Street), and you will see nearby parking options:

 For on-street parking, the rate at smart meters is $1.50 per hour with no time limits, and the meters accept credit/debit cards. Note that smart meters are enforced until 9 pm, Monday through Saturday. Coin meters, which allow for free parking after 6 pm, are available less than a block away from the downtown core in each direction.