Monday, December 07, 2009

Camerata

Here in Sacramento everything is a Camerata. Yesterday I went to the Camerata California Christmas concert at Trinity Cathedral, the same church where I sang in my twenties.

Camerata California is noted for their interesting programming. They featured Beverly Wesner Hoehn on harp and managed to find two extended works for chorus and harp: With this Child by Michael Mauldin and A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten. "There is no rose of such virtu as is the rose that bare Jesu." This is my favorite Britten, and I sang it here in this place.

The harpist also played a solo: Fantasie on Stille Nacht by Marcel Grandjany. And Trois noel Des Oiseaux? How did they manage that? Fascinating.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, I,too, once sang Britten's Carol. "Rose" was one of my favorites as well. Tricky stuff to manage for the amateur at the- no beyond the- edge of her vocal range. Loved it anyway. KC