2016

december
 

Puer Natus Est:
A Medieval Christmas

A glimpse of Christmas spirituality from Medieval France, Italy, England, and Provence, including music of the church and songs of private devotion around the joyous theme of the Nativity. Included are songs to the Virgin Mary, processionals from Saint Martial of Limoges, hymns, lyrics, and miracle ballads sung in Latin, Old French, Old Provençal, and Saxon, interlaced with Medieval English texts of the Nativity. Our cast features an extraordinary trio of women’s voices with harp and vielle. Presented by San Diego Early Music Society.
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7:30pm, St. James by-the-sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA  *
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2:00pm, Bradbury Building, 304 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA  *
 
4:30pm, Bradbury Building, 304 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA  *
 

In Dulci Jubilo:
A German Christmas

In the European North, the forests are deep; the nights are dark and long. Perhaps this is why, in reaction, the early Christmas music of the German-speaking peoples is so intensely joyful, so profoundly rich. Our program explores the marvelous music of German Christmas festivity through chants and chorales, simple carols, grandiose polyphony, and instrumental fantasias of the 15th to early 17th centuries. This new program will feature the stellar Boston Camerata Wind Ensemble and an expanded consort of voices and early instruments. Anne Azéma, Daniel Hershey, Camila Parias, Deborah Rentz-Moore, John Taylor Ward, voices; Brian Kay, Steven Lundahl, Liza Malamut, sackbuts; Nathaniel Cox, cornetto, theorbo; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba.
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3:00pm, Union College, Schenectady, NY  *
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8:00pm, First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA  *

2017

january
 

Treasures of Devotion:
Spiritual Song in Northern Europe 1500-1540

Music of personal devotion from the early Renaissance, reflecting the spirituality of homes, family circles, and small chapels in an age of intense religious renewal. Prayers, songs, chants, including music for the Virgin, meditations on the cross, and astonishing reworkings of the day’s popular melodies to sacred texts by Josquin, Agricola, Compère, Senfl, Clemens non Papa, and others. Presented in collaboration with Boston University. Anne Azéma, Michael Barrett, Daniel Hershey, Joel Frederiksen, voices; Andrew Arceci, Shira Kammen, Carol Lewis, viola da gamba.
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8:00pm, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON Canada  *
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7:00pm, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON Canada  *
 

Daniel:
A Medieval Masterpiece Revisited

This powerful, highly-praised production returns to Boston in 2017 as part of a national tour. The themes of justice, and of truth spoken to power, are once again front and center as the Jewish captive Daniel confronts the tyrannical Belshazzar. The magnificent musical play of Daniel, composed eight centuries ago in Beauvais, France was newly transcribed from the original manuscript source and powerfully staged for modern audiences by Anne Azéma, it was premiered in Boston in 2014 to critical and public acclaim. Presented in collaboration with Trinity Church; with the Trinity Choristers, Boston City Singers, and Longy School of Music of Bard College. Jordan Weatherston Pitts, Jason McStoots, Joel Frederiksen, Camila Parias, Michael Barrett, Daniel Hershey, voices; Karim Nagi, percussion; Shira Kammen, vielle, harp; Indrany Datta-Barua, dance; Anne Azéma, narrator; with lighting and media by Peter Torpey.
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5:00pm, St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH  *
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3:00pm, Trinity Church, 206 Clarendon St, Boston, MA  *
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8:00pm, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO  *

march
 

Treasures of Devotion:
Spiritual Song in Northern Europe 1500-1540

Music of personal devotion from the early Renaissance, reflecting the spirituality of homes, family circles, and small chapels in an age of intense religious renewal. Prayers, songs, chants, including music for the Virgin, meditations on the cross, and astonishing reworkings of the day’s popular melodies to sacred texts by Josquin, Agricola, Compère, Senfl, Clemens non Papa, and others. Presented in collaboration with Boston University.
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7:30pm, Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA  *
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1:00pm, The Cloisters, New York, NY  *


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