Boston's favorite Christmas program returns! Join us for this family tradition, featuring Holiday music from around the world and—of course—the city's best opportunity for carol sing-alongs! This Christmas triptych—featuring three musical "scenes"—will begin in Leipzig, 1723. Inspired by the 300th anniversary of Bach's arrival at the Thomaskirche, we will experience Bach's music, as well as the music of two candidates offered the job before him: Georg Telemann and Christoph Graupner. Our next scene takes us to the Harlem Renaissance, with music by William Grant Still, Florence Price, and featuring Bright Star, a yet-unpublished Christmas carol by the amazing Margaret Bonds. We end with music from the present day, including works by Eriks Esenvalds and John Tavener, and we will bring all of the fanfare to close out the show!
Old South Church in Boston
645 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
Back Bay Garage has special weekend pricing.
The GPS address to their entrances are:
85 St James Ave Boston MA 02116
199 Clarendon St Boston MA 02116
Download their Parking Voucher (PDF) and pay only $10 on weekends (up to 11 hours). Upon exit from the facility, first scan your ticket at the exit reader. Then scan the Barcodeon the Parking Voucher on the same reader.
Old South Church is located at the Copley T station (Green Line, all trains). It is also a short walk from the Back Bay T Station (Orange Line.) From the station, walk two blocks north on Dartmouth Street, towards Copley Square.
Bus routes 9, 10, 39, and 55 also stop in Copley Square. Use theMBTA’s Trip Plannerfor specific routes and times.
From the North via I-93: Take I-93 south to Exit #26 for Storrow Drive/North Station. At the bottom of the ramp, keep left for Storrow Drive. From Storrow, take the exit for Copley Square/Back Bay. Turn right onto Beacon Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Exeter Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Boylston Street. Old South is at the end of the block, on the left.
From the South via I-93:Take I-93 north to Exit #18 for Mass. Ave./Roxbury. Turn left onto the Mass. Ave. Connector, then turn right (north) onto Mass. Ave. Continue on Mass. Ave. for a little over a mile, then turn right onto Boylston Street. Old South is 5 blocks down, on the left, at Boylston and Dartmouth Streets.
From the West via the Mass. Turnpike (I-90):Take the Mass. Pike east to Exit #22 for Prudential/Copley. Bear right in the exit ramp, following signs for Copley Square. Take the first left onto Dartmouth Street, and continue two blocks to Boylston Street. Old South is on the left.
From the West via Storrow Drive:Take Storrow east to the Fenway exit, following signs for Boylston Street Inbound. Once you cross Mass. Ave., Old South is 5 blocks down, on the left, at Boylston and Dartmouth Streets.
From the East via Storrow Drive:Take Storrow west to the exit for Copley Square/Back Bay. Turn right onto Beacon Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Exeter Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Boylston Street. Old South is at the end of the block, on the left.
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