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Welcome to 

RENAISSANCE PORTRAITS

Stunning photomontage by artist Fran Forman framed by Baroque music

Welcome to Our 2022-2023 Season!

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A Message from Our Artistic Director, Amelia LeClair

 

Cappella Clausura has never been just about presenting beautiful music written by women. Our goal is always to promote appreciation for the contributions of contemporary and historical women by delivering immersive and inspiring programs. This season, we are thrilled to be partnering with a variety of local artists, ensembles, and activist organizations to ensure that our concerts are as impactful as they are enjoyable. Be sure to click on the links below and read through our program notes to expand your connection to these works.

 

We're so glad to have you with us as we commence our 19th season. Thank you for being a valued member of our community. Enjoy the concert!

Join Us This Season for More Innovative Programs!

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Singer's
Choice

A specially curated program guest conducted by Dr. Carolina Flores

January 21 & 22, 2023

Artemisia

A multidisciplinary exploration of the life of the Baroque artist

March 11 & 12, 2023

Three
Women

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

May 7, 2023

Renaissance Portraits Program

Il contrasto de' cinque sensi - quintet by Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)

tutti, guest conductor Coffman

 

Audivi vocem in caelo - quintet by Raffaella Aleotti (c. 1570-c. 1646)

Larkin, Stone, Logozzo, Vigeant, Valle-Hoag

 

S'io men vò, morirò - duet Francesca Caccini (1587-c. 1641)

Hadley, Garza, Walhout, Liddell, Iner, Kennedy

 

Miserere mei deus - quintet by Aleotti

tutti

 

Il mio distruggo et ardo - duet by Caccini

Stone, Daves, Walhout, Liddell, Iner

 

Io felice / Per lei - quartet by Maddalena Casulana (c. 1544 - c. 1590)

tutti a cappella

 

Dovio credea le mie speranze - duet by Caccini

Larkin, Repetto, Walhout, Iner, Kennedy

 

Gli amanti fallitti - quintet by Strozzi

Stone, Chan, Logozzo, Campofelice, Garza, Walhout, Liddell, Iner, Kennedy

 

Priego ad amore - quintet by Strozzi

soli: Larkin, Hadley, Vigeant, Campofelice, Daves

 

Intermission

Ecce iterum/Se je souspire - trio by Margaret of Austria (1480 - 1530)

soli for Part 1: Chan, Vigeant, Lawson, Walhout

 

Diligam te domine - quintet by Aleotti

Hadley, Bloom, Repetto, Campofelice, Garza, Walhout, Liddell, Iner, Kennedy, Coffman

 

Silentio nocive - quartet by Strozzi

Repetto, Hadley, Vigeant, Daves, Walhout, Liddell, Iner, Kennedy

 

Fresche aurette - duet by Caccini

Bloom, Valle-Hoag, Iner (guitar), Kennedy

 

Non plangete - sextet by Rosa Badalla (ca. 1660 - ca. 1710)

Bloom, Larkin, Repetto, Stone, Hadley, Chan, Walhout, Liddell, Iner, Kennedy

 

Lasciatemi qui solo - duet by Caccini

Vigeant, Campofelice, Walhout, Liddell

 

Ben venga - quartet by Casulana

Larkin, Bloom, Logozzo, Valle-Hoag

 

No sò se quel sorriso - duet by Caccini

Logozzo, Chan, Iner, Kennedy

 

L'Amante modesto - quintet by Strozzi

soli: Repetto, Bloom, Logozzo, Valle-Hoag, Walhout, Liddell, Iner (guitar), Kennedy

Meet Our Artists

Instrumentalists & Collaborators

Catherine Liddell, theorbo

Pablo Kennedy, theorbo

Charles Iner, theorbo

Emily Walhout, viola da gamba

Sarah Coffman, Guest Conductor

Sheldon Ross, Stage Manager

Land Acknowledgement

All of Cappella Clausura’s work and performances take place on Indigenous Lands. As an ensemble based in the Greater Boston area, we are on the traditional and ancestral homeland of the Massachusett, Pawtucket, Pokanoket, and Wampanoag Nations. We make this acknowledgement to offer recognition and respect to the original inhabitants of this place and to their descendants today, especially since the Indigenous history of this area has been erased for four hundred years. We ask our audiences to join us as we continue to learn about the history of this land and provide support for Indigenous communities.

 

Click here to learn more about our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Women composers deserve their place in the canon. Cappella Clausura is making it happen.

Support our mission by making a donation today.

Meet the Cappella Clausura Team

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Amelia LeClair

Artistic Director

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Abby Lass

Executive Director

Board of Directors

Robin Stein, President
Martha Bancroft, Vice-President
Garrow Throop, Treasurer
Abby Rosenberg, Clerk
Shannon Larkin, Chorus Rep
Helen Berger

Harold Dufour
Amelia LeClair

Jim Merola
John Wolff

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Cappella Clausura Is Seeking New Board Members!

Are you passionate about inclusivity and innovation in the arts?

Are you looking to meet new and interesting people?

Are you curious about how non-profits operate?

You may be just who we're looking for!

Cappella Clausura is looking to expand our Board of Directors, starting with our 2022-2023 season! We are looking for diverse and energetic individuals who want to use their skills to uplift our organization and guide it into its next chapter.

 

Whether your background is in music, finance, marketing, education, activism, or another field entirely, we want to hear from you!

Download our Board Prospect Packet for more details and contact Executive Director Abby Lass

to express your interest.