The Cantata Singers approached both works with the sensitivities that each required. Music Director David Hoose retained the intensity of the music through his economic and unpretentious, but insistent, conducting.
Green Mountain Project’s performance was music making at its best, historically informed, musically revealing, and sensitively and energetically performed — one could not ask for more.
The Chatham Chorale, judging from the Chamber Singers, has the potential to perform with excellence. But it must be demanded of them, which takes informed and determined direction.
All in all, this Boston Camerata concert featured fine musicianship, expertise in voice and every instrument, scholarly renditions of the scores and texts, and joyful music making.
A guide to help listeners appreciate Chorus pro Musica’s upcoming performance of Resphighi’s “Lauda per la Natività del Signore,” which makes exquisite musical drama of a medieval hymn of praise to the birth of Jesus.
Morikeba Kouyate’s vocals were amazing in their articulation and expression.
The Chorus pro Musica is off to a good start for the season and can be looked to for continued artistry in the choral realm. The concert was, with my exceptions noted, a rewarding afternoon of excellent music making
Betsy Burleigh was in command throughout the concert, and she is steering the Providence Singers in a solid direction.
Michael Noone’s understanding of the music’s time period and his molding of an outstanding concert is not without precedent in the greater Boston area, but he contributes significantly to its number one standing in early music.
Traveling the world is satisfying, but no more so than journeys of the mind. The musical voyage I took with the Chiara Quartet was a trip worth savoring.