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ITE MISSA EST — a sold out hall, standing ovation; Machaut lives!

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It’s true, the crowd of people with numbers in their hands,  waiting in line to hear our Cambridge concert resembled Zabar’s on Sunday morning….but we understand that everyone who waited was eventually seated.

Steven Ledbetter, former Boston Symphony Orchestra annotator, and critic for the Boston Musical Intelligencer, wrote:  “We heard superb musicians, among the most highly regarded in this repertory in the worldwide company of early music performers. Technical issues were handled with aplomb, giving the impression that they have sung this music from birth… To hear a work of such historic significance and power in a complete liturgical setting … on the night before Easter, performed with such complete mastery of the materials and the style made for a thrilling sense of artistic time travel, a fact recognized by the enthusiastic standing ovation from the packed house. “

Another attendee blogged: “My wife and I were in tears so taken were we by Camerata’s thoughtful planning–the chapel, the singers, the music heard “

What a privilege for us,  Camerata musicians, board,  and staff, to share this incredible music with our Amherst and Cambridge audiences!

Photo: The Boston Camerata, Convivium Musicum and Anne Azéma: Ite Missa Est! Machaut Mass, Cambridge, March 2013