Spring Boston Area Music Making

Apparently a lot of the people I know are making a lot of music in the next few weeks.  I’ve posted everything I know about below.  If I’ve forgotten anything please let me know.  I encourage you all to attend everything you can, I know at least one person involved in each of the below and they’re all great.

First off, Teri is back with Capella Clausura.  They’re performing May 12th, 19th, and 20th all over the greater Boston area.

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“…rich proclamations, luminous chorales, and bristling contrapuntal play in dizzying liaison.”

-Boston Globe

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“stellar program…

I would highly recommend making it to one of the performances”

– BMInt 
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“We’re lucky to have a group like Cappella Clausura to demonstrate how beautiful this music can be.”

– BMInt

“…eavesdrop on paradise… personal and inviting, extravagant and intimate.”
– Boston Globe

“heavenly voices…liquid dexterity…pure gold!”

– Classical World of New England

“…riveting…pure, rich..”

– Boston Phoenix

“…the cadences of each phrase and each piece were nothing short of exquisite. There were many divine moments of perfect sonority…”

– BMInt




The ancient and baroque music that Cappella Clausura performs was published in its day. Despite the fact that it was written for women’s voices and instruments, and performed that way in the cloisters, it was published for mixed voices, presumably at the behest of the publishers. Quite reasonably, these commercial enterprises would have wanted to sell their product. The question we ask today is: to whom?

So, imagine, if you will, a baroque entertainment by men and women:  their host has just procured some music from the local convent.  Hear these familiar composers as you’ve not heard them before!

Kassia:   Leaving the Wealth of her Family
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani :    Psallite, superi,
Laetatus sum (Psalm 121), O Dulcis Iesu, Ave Regina Coelorum
Lucretia Vizzana:  Protector Noster,   O Invictissima Christi martyr
Bianca Maria Meda:  Ardete, celestes flammae, Vibrate, fulmina
Raffaella Aleotti:  Surge, propera amica mea, Ascendens Christus in Altum
Sulpitia Cesis:  Quest’è la bell’e santa Vincitrice , Sub Tuum Praesidium

Laura Betinis, mezzo-soprano
Anthony Garza, bass
Rachel Gitner, soprano
Teri Kowiak, mezzo-soprano
Elizabeth Mitchell, alto
Mark Morgan, bass
Alexander Nishibun, tenor
Peter Schilling, tenor
Jennifer Webb, soprano
Hendrik Broekman, harpsichord, organ
Catherine Liddell, theorbo
Mai-Lan Broekman, viola da gamba
Amelia LeClair, director

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If you have some free time on the evening of May 16th I highly encourage you to attend this event.

And moving away from the classical side of things for a moment…

David Gilmore and Andy Emler
featuring François Moutin and Marque Gilmore
The Fenway Center, Northeastern University
77 Stephen Street, Boston
May 16, 2012 – 8:00 pm
Tickets: $25

This concert titled, Cosmic Transits will showcase the jazz talents of David Gilmore and Andy Emler. French musician, François Moutin whose “bass chops are practically unparalleled” and Marque Gilmore will also be featured. This event is made possible by the French American Jazz Exchange and the French American Cultural Exchange.

David and Marque Gilmore are the sons of our superbly talented and wonderful landlord and this concert is going to be amazing.  Geoff has a mandatory police meeting that night and I have a rehearsal, but I am hoping to be able to make at least part of the evening.  It should be absolutely outstanding.

Next, one of my very favorite people and also one of my very favorite singers, Taras, is soloing with Coro Allegro in the Rachmaninoff Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.  It is on May 19th.  This one will be great and it isn’t done nearly as often as Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vespers.

Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

In case you are slightly farther afield on the 19th, Matt is playing in Wilmington, DE and bringing us some gorgeous Harpsichord music.

Saturday, May 19, 3:00 PM
Harpsichord Recital
Suites by Matthew Locke, Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, J. S. Bach
Wilmington, DE

And, in case you missed it in my previous post, there is my concert on the 20th.

That’s it for now, folks.  Hope to see you on the 20th.



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