What Is the Boston Camerata?

The Boston Camerata is America’s preëminent early music ensemble. Founded in 1954, Camerata has been under the direction of French-born singer and scholar Anne Azéma since autumn, 2008.

Camerata’s musical performances are well known for their blending of spontaneity and emotional commitment with careful research and scholarship. With its distinguished roster of singers and specialists in early instruments, Camerata produces an intown concert series for audiences in the Greater Boston area. The Boston Camerata also tours regularly in the US and all over the world. These live performances present vital, historically informed performances of European music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras, and of early American music, sacred and secular.

The Camerata’s many LP and CD recordings, as well as its numerous media appearances and educational projects, have brought its work to audiences in every continent.

Please browse the links to the left to learn more about the Boston Camerata, its musicians, history, and mission.

Our Mission Statement

“The Boston Camerata preserves and reawakens human memory as expressed through the art of music.

It accomplishes this mission through live, historically informed, professional performances of European music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque areas and early American music; through study and research into musical sources of the past; through sound recordings and media projects; and through community outreach and musical education.”