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Brattleboro Camerata: Make It a Place of Springs

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Brattleboro Camerata presents “Make it a Place of Springs” Sunday, April 21, at the Brattleboro Music Center. This 4 p.m. concert will feature Renaissance-era and modern music exploring nature and the natural world.

“Our spring program is all about nature, with pieces on swans, crickets, deer, seasons, flowers, trees, fleas, bees, and blue birds,” says Musical Director Jonathan Harvey. “We’re singing in English, Latin, Italian, and French, to music from the Renaissance era as well as the 20th and 21st centuries.

Harvey explains the program’s title, “Make it a Place of Springs” is a line taken from a piece by recent Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw called “and the swallow,” written in 2017. The piece is a setting of Psalm 84, and Shaw has said she was inspired by two humanitarian crises: the Syrian civil war, and the southern border of the United States. “The text speaks to a yearning for home, and the title line references the idea that in creating a new home while on a journey, sometimes one can take a desolate place and ‘make it a place of springs,’” says Harvey. “Our concert has several other pieces that reference water springs, and since this is a springtime concert, it feels like the right name!”

The Brattleboro Camerata is a chamber choir devoted to exploring the beauty and power of Renaissance-era and Renaissance-inspired music. Its performances breathe new life into old music, bringing vivid and expressive intensity to innovative thematic programs that highlight canonic favorites, under-performed gems by neglected voices, and new works that allow audiences to see early music in a different light.


April 21
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Brattleboro Music Center
72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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The Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help in recent months:
Crager Boardman, Lisa Cox, Walter Cramer, Cathie Creed, Rebecca Curzon, Becky Day, Paul Dedell, Bill Dixon, Kim Effron, Phil Feidelseit, Bill Gottesman, Oliver Greene-Cramer, Rebecca Greene-Cramer, Freddie Hart, Kimi Hasegawa, Cal Heile, Richard Henke, Frances Herbert, Jon Joyce, Susan Kunhardt Lerna, Joe Madison, Joanne McLellan, Helen Merena, Raquel Moreno, Kris Outwater, Jon Potter, Antje Ruppert, Betsy Whittaker and Louise Zak

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

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