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, director, voice; Michael Barrett, voice, lute; Daniel Hershey, voice; Joel Frederiksen, voice, lute; Shira Kammen, vielle, harp; Andrew Arceci and Carol Lewis, violas da gamba.
Tristan & Iseult:
A Medieval Romance in Poetry and Music
Rockport Chamber Music Festival presents Camerata’s groundbreaking telling of the Tristan and Iseult legend. Based on the original 12th-century sources, this medieval romance with narration weaves original elements together with staging and light for a truly unique concert experience.
Anne Azéma as Iseult
Aaron Engebreth as Tristan
Clare McNamara as Brangane
Jason McStoots as Mark
Joel Cohen as the Narrator
with Susanne Ansorg, vielle
lighting design by Peter Torpey.
Ticket information will be announced in mid-March.
Liberty and Love:
A Summer Sampler
We offer a summer buffet of music for our Maine friends, plus a sneak preview of our 2017-18 season! An opening set of love songs, chants, and spirituals from medieval France is followed by a feast of home-cooked ballads, Revolutionary partsongs, and paeans to American heroes, including pieces from the earliest Maine songbooks. Anne Azéma, director, voice; Michael Barrett, Lawson Daves, Daniel Hershey, Camila Parias, Deborah Rentz-Moore, voices; Joel Cohen, voice, guitar.
Ticket information will be announced this spring.