Camarata features ‘love-centric’ works

BRATTLEBORO — Vocal ensemble the Brattleboro Camerata will perform an afternoon of Renaissance love songs on Sunday, April 24, at the Brattleboro Music Center.

The 4 p.m. concert, titled “To Live in Pleasure,” will feature love-centric works just in time for spring.

The concert includes works by English, Italian, Spanish, and French composers, spanning the very early Renaissance to late Renaissance and Mannerist works, with music by madrigalists like Thomas Morley and Jacques Arcadelt, as well as works by less familiar names, such as composers like Maddalena Casulana and Juan del Encina.

“Our spring program is a set of vibrant and lush pieces that explore the highs and lows of love, sex, and infatuation,” music director Jonathan Harvey said in a news release. “We're particularly excited to present music in six different languages, and to be able to bring to our community music by some more rarely-performed composers like Vittoria Aleotti, del Encina, and Casulana.”

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and are available through the BMC website at or by calling 802-257-4523.

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