and thanks for all you have brought to many of us.
It was an amazing feast to make music with you.
“Margriet Tindemans was an important mentor and collaborator to a large number of musicians in the Boston Camerata’s circle of friends and colleagues. She shared her unique gifts with our ensemble, as well as with so many other individuals and groups in the early music community, and we remember her with deep affection.” — Joel Cohen, for the Camerata
“I had bought the CD of the Camerata’s Mediterranean Christmas some years ago, meaning to give it as a gift. This week I found it, still in its shrink wrap, and gave it to myself. (Stingy me.) Talk about a wonderful sound!” – Betsy Woodman
“That[Mediterranean Christmas] was such a fun recording to make! There were ten of us from nine different countries. Wonderful people, terrific musicians and a great program! Common language? French. Except for me, that is. Portions of the rehearsals were conducted in French. A couple times the others would start a piece and Joel would stop and ask me why I hadn’t come in. Of course, he had told everyone what we were about to do in French.” – Steven Lundahl
“Anne Azéma’s new production of this thirteenth-century masterwork, heard in November, was a musical and theatrical spectacle. Her reconstruction of the music from facsimile sources, a welcome departure from the popular Noah Greenberg edition, mixed the fluid style of chant melody with dance rhythms characteristic of the era. A strong cast of singer-actors, led by Jordan Weatherston Pitts in the title role, brought new life to this ancient piece. (AK)”
Thank you, Boston Classical Review!-)
Here’s what Brian Schuth of the “Boston Musical Intelligencer” has written, as part of that online journal’s year-end wrapup (scroll ~2/3 of the way down the page):
“Boston Camerata’s Play of Daniel has haunted me since I saw it a couple of weeks ago, something I didn’t expect. Top-rank music making combined with the expert use of space and a hypnotic performance from Jordan Weatherston Pitts as Daniel.”
His wonderful review is online here.