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The Camerata blog staff digs out….and posts a rave review.


Yes, we know it is 2011 by now. But we simply must share the most recent Boston Globe review with you, even if we are several weeks behind…you know, the snow and whatever hit us hard, too. We’ll tell you about the incredible late-December Strasbourg odyssey in a future post, once we’ve finished shovelling…

But meanwhile, back to the Globe, which headlined its December 20 story, “Boston Camerata makes holiday classics sound new.” We are grateful that David Weininger noted the extraordinary quality and cohesion of the 2010 American Christmas cast. In our opinion, it was the best consort ever for this now-classic program, and we agree with the print review that “this incarnation of Camerata was superb to a person.” Our snowcaps are doffed to Mesdames Azéma, Sheldon, and Rentz-Moore, and to Messieurs Lepkoff, Cohen, Hershey, Wilkinson, and Frederiksen. Thanks to them, the program, as the reviewer remarked, “has lost none of its freshness and power…wonderful music.”

Not to be overlooked was the wonderful group of Sacred Harp singers, led by Chris Noren, some coming from as far away as North Carolina, that joined us in Boston and Newbury for some roof-raising tuttis.

And yes, we also appreciated the standing ovations from our terrific Boston-area friends and supporters.

Then, right after the final Newbury performance, we headed off for Strasbourg, but that’s another can of choucroute…..meanwhile, you can read the entire Globe review here.

Our photo: the all-star cast warms up in Schenectady, N.Y