We are pleased to announce that Cappella Clausura, a period instrument and vocal ensemble which specializes in music written through the centuries by women in clausurae, that is, in cloisters, continues as Artist-in-Residence for the 2012 - 2013 season.This collaboration, which began in 2005, is part of Messiah's ongoing Artist-in-Residence program.
The ensemble of female voices is accompanied by instrumentalists playing the harpsichord, lute, and other period instruments. Cappella Clausura brings to light works of composers who have struggled to compose and perform despite considerable social taboos. The music that was written in clausurae was extraordinary in its inventiveness as well as its musicality. Nuns who penned this music wrote to express their deepest spirituality at a time when musical expression by women was not only frowned upon but frequently forbidden by the church. The group's goal is to place this music into the the standard repertoire.
For tickets, directions or more information go to www.clausura.org .
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