Six Works by Four Great Composers: Martines, Hensel, Clarke and Woll
April 27, 2013
Cappella Clausura, Boston’s innovative ensemble of voices and period instruments directed by Brandeis WSRC scholar Amelia LeClair, presents: Six by Four: Six Works by Four Great Composers: Martines, Hensel, Clarke and Woll, a concert of rarely heard choral music, all written by women over the centuries. The program will include Dixit Dominus, Cantata for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra by Marianna von Martines; Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s Hiob (Job), Cantata for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra, and Lobegesang "Meine Seele ist Stille" (Lauds "My Soul is Silent"), a Cantata for Soprano, Alto, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra; Rebecca Clarke’s a cappella songs Come, Oh Come, My Life's Delight & My Spirit Like a Charmed Bark Doth Float; and Deutsches Proprium vom Gründonnerstag (German Propers from Holy Thursday), an a cappella work by Erna Woll. In spare contrast to the full sound of the ensembles, three intermezzi by German composers Adam Falckenhagen (1697-1754) and David Kellner (1670-1748) will be played by lute maestra, Catherine Liddell. The concert will be presented in two locations: Saturday, April 27, at 8:00PM at University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge and Sunday, April 28, at 8:00PM at Parish of the Messiah, 1900 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton. For further information, or to purchase tickets ($15 - $25), visit www.clausura.org or call (617) 964-6609.