This performance was far more than special and crazily beautiful — it was extraordinary.
Peter Child’s challenge was to match his orchestral and choral music to the harrowing nature of the text — and he worked this out well.
The Cantata Singers prefaced its intriguing, Jewish-themed performance with a marvelously sensory, spiritual experience.
These are troubling times which make us realize how vital music — especially Bach — is to our souls, to our spiritual wellbeing.
There was no question that Music Director David Hoose loves these four pieces. The chorus was meticulously prepared, and sounded wonderful.
The jam-packed audience for the opening performance of the fiftieth season was filled with Cantata Singers old timers.
Section by section, Cantata Singers & Ensemble are as good as choral groups get, which in this town of dozens of choruses, says quite a lot.
This month I am simply listing concerts I expect will be great. My pick of the month is the Boston debut of a new Flute, Viola, and Harp trio, starring instrumental superstars Marina Piccinini, Kim Kashkashian, and Sivan Magen.
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.
Boston’s Cantata Singers opens its 48th season with an eclectic musical mix of the Baroque and the Modern.