The accomplished singers of Cappella Clausura return to Forsyth Chapel for the Trust’s annual celebration of the New Year. Escape the New England winter for an afternoon as their enchanting voices transport you to 16th century Italy.
The intimate setting of Forsyth Chapel, with its splendid woodwork, stained glass and perfect acoustics, offers the ideal setting to savor the soaring voices and intricate harmonies of this talented ensemble.
This concert will combine sacred and profane songs believed to be written by the same extraordinary woman before and after «taking the veil» – joining one of the convents that produced some of the most passionate and achingly beautiful music of the Renaissance era.
Join us as we compare beautifully crafted madrigals, perfect gems composed by a young and remarkably gifted girl named Vittoria, with the grand, imposing, mature motets created by Raffaella, a cloistered nun living in the convent of San Vito.
About Cappella Clausura
Cappella Clausura, the only ensemble of its kind in the Boston area, delights, transforms, and informs its ever growing and widening audiences. «In our programs we seek to maintain a consistently excellent level of undiscovered or under appreciated repertoire, music by women that is exceedingly beautiful, lush and romantic, erotic and spiritual, all at once – this music moves the listener deeply,» says director Amelia LeClair.
Indeed, audience members, scholars, and fellow musicians agree:
«…your performance was simply top notch…»
-Dr. June-Ann Greeley, Sacred Heart University
«I was very moved by the performance. Such strong, controlled voices. Such power!»
-Hilary Tann, composer.