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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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Join Us for Three Women, Our Historic Season Finale!

For the final program of our 2022-2023 season, we are honored to present a 20th anniversary celebration of the Boston Women's Memorial.


Join us for this landmark event as we present world-premiere compositions inspired by the memorial's subjects and learn about the history of the sculpture from the artists and activists who made it happen!








Sunday, May 7 @ 4 PM | Emmanuel Church, Back Bay

Presented by Cappella Clausura, with Suffrage100MA, Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, Sculptor Meredith Bergmann, and Historian Susan Wilson


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

Artistic Director Amelia LeClair, wearing glasses and a gold and black jacket, smiles against a black background.
Photo: Eric Antinou

“We are compelled to undo the erasure of women in the field of classical music. This work is essential because, even today, we don’t know our own history nor women's contributions to it: 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, Artistic Director

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What Does

“Clausura” Mean?


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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.

Artistic Director Amelia LeClair stands with a group of audience members after our 2019 premiere of Fanny Hensel's "Cholera Contata"

Photo: Sam Brewer

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