Camerata’s Newest CD Released

Treasures of Devotion, by the Boston Camerata under the artistic leadership of singer/director Anne Azéma, features a program of miniature masterworks by Josquin des Pres, Heinrich Isaac, Clemens non Papa, Claudin de Sermisy and others in sterling performances. This collection of early Renaissance spiritual pieces (and their related secular songs) were intended not for grand cathedrals or public ceremony, but for personal meditation, private chapels and rooms, family houses and assemblies.

Directly inspired by the examples of intricately carved boxwood devotional objects housed at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, these contemporaneous musical works are precise in their craftsmanship, rich in subtle details, and lead us to wonder and to contemplation.

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As our favorite 18th century lyric goes
(soon to be heard, by the way, on Camerata’s new, imminent Harmonia Mundi release):

“Boston is a Yankee town, sing Yankee Doodle Dandy!”

Join us on November 8, 2019 in Faneuil Hall
Free America! Songs of Resistance and Rebellion

So let’s rejoice in our freedoms, in the generosity and compassion of millions of our fellow Americans, and in our Yankee flair for thumbing our noses at all autocrats and tyrants!

And, oh yes, in our magnificent and liberating musical heritage.

‘Mind the music and the step!’
Enjoy this, our own, American peoples’ holiday!

— Anne and the musicians of the Boston Camerata

A message from the Emeritus

Dear Camerata Friends,

I’d like to invite you to an important, and free, humanitarian concert at Harvard’s Memorial Church, on Saturday afternoon, March 9. Some of Boston’s finest musicians (including several sterling Camerata soloists) will be joining together to raise funds for children and families currently in difficulty at the U.S.-Mexican border. I hope you agree with me, and my musician colleagues, that this is a very important cause.

We will be playing our hearts out for these kids and their parents, and we will also be requesting donations from members of the audience. All proceeds will go to the Cambridge Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants and the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES).

Can I convince you to attend? We in the Boston musical community cannot solve all the world’s problems, but if we work together, musicians and public alike, we can indeed make a genuine difference in the lives of some real, precious human beings. Please join us on March 9, 3:00 P.M., at Memorial Church, Harvard, in music, solidarity, and hope!