29 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2018
Lakewood Congregational Church
Lés Delices and Quire Cleveland
Scott Metcalfe, guest conductor
Violins, oboes, flutes, bassoon, chorus, and a thrilling team of vocal soloists perform resplendent, rarely-heard sacred works by Rameau and Mondonville.
The celebrated chorus Quire Cleveland (directed by Ross Duffin) joins forces with the brilliant chamber ensemble Les Délices (directed by Debra Nagy) for an exciting program of French Baroque music.Violins, oboes, flutes, bassoon, chorus, and a thrilling team of vocal soloists perform resplendent, rarely-heard sacred works by Rameau and Mondonville.Scott Metcalfe, who directs Boston’s acclaimed vocal ensemble Blue Heron, is guest conductor. Also featured are tenor Owen McIntosh, singing the modern premiere of Lefebvre’s beautifully poignant "Conserva me," and baritone Jeffrey Strauss, a favorite with Apollo’s Fire. This concert is not to be missed!