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A SYMPHONY OF PSALMS: CAMERATA CELEBRATES ITS FIRST DVD RELEASE

Anne Azéma directsWe were fortunate indeed to have David and Harriet Griesinger present last November when Camerata, under Anne Azéma’s direction, and assisted by the Choral Fellows of the Harvard University Choir, gave a superb season-opener concert in Harvard’s Memorial Church. The Griesingers’ video recording of that beautiful event is now, ten months later, available to Camerata friends and supporters as a special, limited edition.


A Symphony of Psalms is a tribute to Jean Calvin, whose anniversary was celebrated in 2009. The Renaissance and early Baroque musical selections are superb, ranging from melodies of the Geneva Psalter to Claude Goudimel to John Dowland, Heinrich Schütz, Salamone Rossi Ebreo, and others. David and Harriet managed to capture the unique, sunlit afternoon ambiance in the church, the wonderful performances by Camerata’s soloists and instrumentalists, and their captivating interactions with the youthful Harvard voices.

It’s quite a document in sound and image, and available ONLY through this website, or by phoning your order to the office (616-262-2092). Price is $20 for a DVD, and $30 for an eye-popping BluRay disc, plus $3 for postage. The elegant cover design and informative program booklet makes this new release a fine gift item, as well.