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Crescendo: “O Clap Your Hands”

Crescendo: "O Clap Your Hands"
Date(s) - 07/23/2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Crescendo “O Clap Your Hands” is a live concert of motets by composers of the European Renaissance and Early Baroque. Twenty singers of Crescendo’s Vocal Ensemble are joined by solo soprano Jennifer Tyo, Christa Patton (Renaissance harp), and Hideki Yamaya (Renaissance lute). Crescendo’s founder and artistic director, Christine Gevert, will direct from the organ.

Members of Crescendo in front of Saint James Place Great BarringtonThe idea for this concert grew from Gevert’s challenge to continue Crescendo’s music making through the many months of the pandemic. Her answer was to make it possible for  Crescendo’s vocal ensemble singers to remotely rehearse and record over fifty large-scale motets during the forced fifteen month hiatus. Crescendo collaborated with Trinity Episcopal Church in Lakeville, CT–its home base and main concert venue–to provide these motets as preludes to the church’s online weekly services. 

The motets offered in the upcoming concert are a small selection of this repertoire, and include works by giants of the late Renaissance such as Giovanni Gabrieli, Michael Praetorius, Orlando Gibbons, and William Byrd, and those who are lesser known such as Ludwig Senfl, composer of the stunning six-voice  “Ave Maria,” featured in the program.  

Tickets: https://worldclassmusic.ludus.com/

All of our performers, staff members and volunteers are fully vaccinated, and we will follow state and federal guidelines for Covid prevention. Unvaccinated audience members must wear a mask at all times.