Welcome to Cappella Clausura, your home for all things at the intersection of women and music. Women have always been a part of classical music; it’s our job to make sure the world knows.

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Donate to Our Summer Fundraiser Today.

CHRYSALIS marked Cappella Clausura's first season of in-person performances in almost two years. Despite the setback of having to delay our January program "Renaissance Portraits" until next season, CHRYSALIS had some remarkable highs. We partnered with returning and new artists working in a variety of genres, explored new venues, and pushed boundaries with innovative and ambitious programming.

 

None of these achievements would have been possible without the tireless work of our artists. These performers are the pillars that have uplifted our mission program after program, and we need your help to do right by them.

Your donation to our Summer 2022 Fundraiser goes directly toward maintaining a diverse ensemble of artists and paying them fairly for their talent. With your help, we can support a sector of professionals that has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic.

 

Three angel donors have created a $6,000 matching pool, so you're not in it alone. Join the rest of the Cappella Clausura community to help us reach our fundraising goal and show our artists just how important they are to our organization.

 

Make a donation today!

Who We Are

Founded in 2004 by choral director Amelia LeClair, award-winning Cappella Clausura is a professional ensemble of vocalists and instrumentalists which brings high-quality performances of music by women into today’s concert halls. With a repertoire spanning more than nine centuries, our mission has four main goals:

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Recognize the meaningful contributions that women have made to the world of classical music.

 

Reconnect contemporary artists with the complex and often-overlooked history of underrepresented artists in this field.

 

Reclaim, through courageous and innovative programming, the narrative from which women have been erased.


Reimagine what classical music can be and who can claim a place in the canon.

What We Do

Photo: Sam Brewer

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“We are compelled to undo the erasure of women in the field of classical music. This work is essential because, even today, women don’t know our history: young women and men don’t learn about the generations of women who contributed to the field of classical music, and so they grow up thinking that female composers are a modern phenomenon.  The next generation of audiences and artists needs role models– not just from yesterday, but from decades and centuries ago. The good news? We have them.”

–Amelia LeClair, Artist Director

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Join Us Next Season for
More Innovative Programming!

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Renaissance

Portraits

 

Stunningly reimagined portraits framed by secular music

November, 2022

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Singer's Choice

A specially curated program guest conducted by Carolina Flores

January, 2023

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Artemisia

A multidisciplinary exploration of the life of the Baroque artist

March, 2023

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Three Women

A 20th anniversary celebration of the Boston Women's Memorial

May, 2023

Want to Learn More?

What Does

“Clausura” Mean?

 

Click here to learn the story behind our name and the work it inspires.

Want to Hear Our Music?

Click here to experience recordings of our performances.

Do You Know Her?

 

Click here to check out our educational resources and blog.

Want to Join Us?

 

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Thank You!

You are the reason we’ve made it this far. Through your generous donations and engagement with our virtual programming, you have helped us come back stronger and bolder than ever. We thank you for sticking with us every step of the way and look forward to seeing what the future holds.

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Photo: Sam Brewer

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