Music of Bach, Schütz, Olson, and Willcocks
Yale Camerata, Marguerite L. Brooks, conductor
Vocal Soloists from the Yale Voxtet, James Taylor, director
Olav Van Hezewijk, oboe
Lisa Rautenberg, violin
Ellen Higham, viola
Mihai Marica, cello
Stephen Rapp, organ and harpsichord
Martin Jean, organ
College at Elm
Yale Camerata, under the direction of Marguerite L. Brooks, will give its annual Advent concert on Saturday, December 4 at 8pm in Battell Chapel in New Haven (corner College and Elm).
The program includes Schütz’s Hodie Christus natus est, and several works by J.S. Bach: the Mass in F, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, the double concerto BWV 1060 for oboe and violin, and the Dona nobis pacem from the Mass in B Minor. The concert will conclude, in its annual tradition, with the Willcocks arrangement of Goss’s See, amid the Winter’s Snow, with the Camerata joined by the audience.
Inexpressible Mystery, a new work by Yale alumna Tawnie Olson, is also on the program. Olson’s music has been performed by a wide range of ensembles and individual musicians, including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gemini Duo, the Satie Quartet, the Land’s End Ensemble, the Canadian Chamber Choir, the Guelph Chamber Choir, the Yale Camerata and the Yale Camerata Chamber Choir, bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson, and harpsichordist Katelyn Clark. Recent projects include La Folia, a new work for harpsichord commissioned by Katelyn Clark with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, and Child’s Play, commissioned by the Vancouver Chamber Choir. This year her composition Chantez à l’Éternel will be recorded by the Canadian Chamber Choir as part of their debut commercial album.
The concert, presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music, is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. More information is at 203-432-5062.