Our undercover agent in Grand Rapids, Michigan, informs us that the première performance of Camerata’s fall production, “A Symphony of Psalms,” was greeted with a standing ovation. The event took place at Calvin College, a distinguished institution whose roots in the Dutch Reformation, and therefore in psalmody, run deep. Anne Azéma and the Camerata crew, seventeen strong, were delighted with the warm welcome (it’s a return engagement for us at this school), and with the enthusiastic participation of Calvin’s own student choir. A beautiful beginning for this beautiful music.
This just in: There was ANOTHER standing ovation Sunday afternoon, in the cathedral of St. Louis. Next stop: Dordt College, IA on November 6.