North Shore Baroque Ensemble - a Voice and Period Instrument Petit Band



CD Released!

Très. is pleased to announce the release of our first CD, "Rejoice All the Earth ~ Music of the Season" ~ Music from all over Europe to celebrate Advent, Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year.

From our Early Music America review:
  • "... Deborah Rentz-Moore shines on Mariam Matrem Virginem, expertly executing the a cappella opening. Her performances on Sing und klingendes...and Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming are equally stunning".
  • "...Brooke, Rowe, and Beattie perform expertly on the instrumental pieces, with a tightly focused and playful sound...simple and brilliant in their execution"
  • "The organ and violin complement each other...Beattie provides a foundation for the fluttering of Brooke’s wings as she deftly negotiates the soaring yet plaintive runs."
  • "The result is an album ambitious in scope and valuable for its contribution of relatively unknown works. Très is to be congratulated on their first CD and one hopes for many more."
From our Fanfare Magazine review (http://www.fanfaremag.com/content/view/41241/10246/):
  • "This is a perfectly delightful potpourri disc of music for the Advent and Christmas seasons."
  • "...relatively few {CD's} like this one—mixed programs of vocal and instrumental music, the kind of lighter fare that you might put on while trimming the tree or baking cookies. Just in time for Christmas, the present CD is therefore especially welcome."
  • "The suite of noëls by De Lalande is delightful, with nice interplay between violin, cello and harpsichord. The Sonnerie de Ste. Genevieve de Mont de Paris of Marais is a wonderful choice"
  • "The small-scale intimacy ... provides a most welcome variation on the usual run of classical Christmas CDs featuring large choral and instrumental ensembles or performances of well-worn chestnuts by operatic star singers."
  • "The continuo accompaniment is always discreet and well balanced."
  • "Warmly recommended!"
Purchase the CD!

Next Concert

Thursday February 24th, 2011, 7:30 PM
First Church in Cambridge, Lindsay Chapel

Mediterranean Sizzle" ~ with special guest artist, Baroque violinist Susanna Ogata.

Très. performs a program featuring flashy music for 2 violins and continuo team, with Marini's "Sopra La Monica" along with vocal renditions of this song, tracing it's travels through the Mediterranean. You will hear also music by Rossi (La Romanesca), Leclair, a Handel trio sonata (in French style), and music by Marais and Lully: Trios pour le coucher du Rois, originally performed in the royal chambers at the King's bedtime. Vocal music will also include Allesandro Scarlatti arias where you will encounter a Greek Goddess or two, and Mariam Matrem, from the Libre Vermeille of Spain. Spanish flavored Ciaconnas complete this Mediterranean program.

First Church in Cambridge
Lindsay Chapel
11 Garden St
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
(617) 547-2724

Suggested donation: $10-$25
Students FREE.

"My goal is to build a chamber group with regular members, worthy of the beautiful place in which we live, and to find ways to connect the two. The granite, the terrain, the architecture of the North Shore all inspire our music making! I say bring the music right here to our own back yard."

  - Lisa Brooke