Welcome to the Camerata Singers 2007-2008 Season


I'm plesed to be back for my fourth season with the Camerata Singers. The group is now in its 28th year. Camerata continues to provide unique and exciting concerts primarily in the intimate setting of private homes. I've selected an interesting group of concerts for the 2007/2008 season. The season will return to our normal four concert format. There will be a Christmas concert in early December, a concert in February featuring Canadaian composers, a concert in April featuring American composers, and our final concert which features choices from the singers. Each of the concerts will be complemented by a sumptuous reception of hors d'oeuvres, desserts and wine. Camerata remains one of the best bargains on the North Shore and whether you are already familiar with the Camerata experience or would like to know more about it, I welcome you to join us.

Music Director/Conductor, Julia Davids


“The Celestial Harp”
   December 2, 2007 at 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm


Celebrate the Christmas season with Camerata and guest harpist, Lillian Lau. You’ll enjoy the soothing timbre of the harp featured in Benjamin Britten’s much-loved ‘Ceremony of Carols’, Rutter’s ‘Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day’ and two Spanish carols. Traditional American Christmas favorites 'I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ and ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ will round out a seasonal celebration!


"Due North II"
   Feb. 10, 2008 at 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm


Join us for another excursion to conductor Julia Davids’ homeland, the great white north of Canada! Featured works include Imant Raminsh's moving and rhythmic 'Magnificat' for mezzo soprano soloist, chorus and piano. Emerging Canadian composer Jeff Enns will be featured with two of his stunning new compositions. Folk songs arranged by Stephen Chatman will illustrate the diversity of Canada. Chatman’s original composition ‘Remember’ and Allister MacGillivray’s ‘Here’s To Song’ are poignant reminders of the important things in life.


"American Explorer"
   Apr. 6, 2008 at 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm


Grab your suitcase, no passport needed as Camerata takes you across America to hear some of this country’s most wonderful music! From early composer William Billings to Stephen Foster’s 'Camptown Races', to Samuel Barber’s 'Sure on this Shining Night' to contemporary composer Morten Lauridsen’s 'Chanson des Roses', you’ll hear the diversity and beauty of this country reflected in diverse and beautiful music!


"The Camerata Songbook"
   June 8, 2008 at 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm

In Camerata tradition, we will finish the season with a concert featuring the singer’s choice of great songs. German lieder, French chansons, Italian lied and English and American songs will be sung by the talented soloists of Camerata and the ensemble. There is sure to be something for everyone as we open the Camerata Songbook!