The Boston Camerata, America's preeminent early music ensemble, presents City on the Hill, a program of early hymns and spirituals from New England. The performance will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8pm at First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA.
Tickets are $26-$63; student tickets are $10 with student ID. Tickets may be purchased at bostoncamerata.org or by phone at 617-262-2092.
The 17th-century Europeans who arrived in North America were searching for the blessed place where they could start their lives anew. Music accompanied their quest from the beginning. Drawing on original sources, Camerata will perform songs by the religious groups who came to New England. From the Puritans to the anthem-singing Universalists of the 18th century, to the utopian Shakers whose spirituals and dance songs were central to the American dream of the Shining City, hear this powerful music performed by voices, fiddle, flute, guitar and cello.
Camerata will perform songs for voice and instruments with works by Boston’s own composer William Billings, Shaker Father James Whittaker, Jeremiah Ingalls, along with traditional English songs and psalms.
City on the Hill Cast:
Anne Azéma, mezzo-soprano, direction
Camila Parias, soprano
Deborah Rentz-Moore, alto
Daniel Hershey, tenor
Michael Barrett, tenor
Luke Scott, bass-baritone
Jesse Lepkoff, flutes, guitar
Eric Martin, violin
Reinmar Seidler, cello