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Core members are Marika Holmqvist, violin; Tatiana Daubek, violin; Emily Dahl, violin; Joy Grimes, violin; Emily Rideout, viola; Zoe Weiss, cello; Leon Schelhase, harpsichord; David Kjar, trumpet; Jeanine Krause, oboe; Ulrike Präger, soprano; Abby Fischer, alto; Thea Lobo, alto; Michael Barrett, tenor; Patrick Waters, tenor; Jacob Cooper, bass; Ulysses Thomas, bass
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Cambridge Concentus, a vibrant addition to Boston’s early music scene, performs the larger vocal and orchestral repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. Its founding members represent a new generation of early-music performers, committed to infusing recent scholarship with an energetic performance style. Our performances at First Church, Congregational in Cambridge, where we have been appointed Ensemble in Residence, have received critical acclaim. Critics with The Musical Intelligencer recently wrote, “this concert will emblazon Cambridge Concentus in my mind,” and “the lightness of playing once again caught me off-guard. Wonderful!” Under the direction of Joshua Rifkin, Cambridge Concentus toured Japan with a rendering of J S Bach’s "St. Matthew Passion" that was lauded as "an epoch-making performance." Our recent vocal offerings also include Biber’s "Missa Christi resurgentis," Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass," and multiple Bach cantatas. We feature a Brandenburg concerto and several other instrumental works every season.
Educational/Outreach add-ons available:
Please contact our booking representative David Kjar to arrange an appearance for any school or community event. We can also prepare larger programs featuring a mix of instruments and voices conducted by our artistic advisor Joshua Rifkin.
Titles of touring programs for 2012-13:
1) The Traveling Musical Banquet, with GF Handel: Movements from Water Music and Music For The Royal Fireworks; A Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor; C Monteverdi: From Poppea, “Pur ti mio”; GF Handel: Variations on the Harmonious Blacksmith; JS Bach: BWV 16, “Geliebter Jesu, du allein”; H Purcell: From Dioclecian, Act V. 2) Leap of Faith, with JS Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1 BWV 1066; Partita No. 1 for Harpsichord BWV 825; "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147a
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