June 15, 12noon, Old West Church – part of the Boston Early Music Festival
Convivium’s program explores the history of music-making in Venice from the time of Willaert’s reforms to the last gasps of the stile antico.
The composers you have selected are fantastic. Thank you for bringing this music out for live performance! It makes me so happy that I moved to the Boston area.
...radiant and full sound...the group, at all times, projected complete interpretive assurance and a palpable sense of dedication to this music...
Lovely concert! I appreciate what I learn from the program notes and from the interesting arrangement of the program.
... the chorus filled the small church with rich, vital sound...Mr. Barrett also evidently has a knack for programming.
Really fine music, not often heard. A real treat!
Excellent!! This is my first concert of this kind. The sounds were incredible. It was as if I've been anointed by the heavens.
Melodies rang clear. Full awareness of harmonies, one by one, and the chorus’s unyielding focus constantly caused this listener to admire such extraordinary accomplishment...I was happy to discover this committed ensemble.
Great singing...interesting, challenging programs, excellent scholarly notes.
Beautiful singing...well prepared...wonderful program!
I really like the effort put into the concert notes, and the comments between the pieces. Thank you.