For the fifth and final time in 2011, Camerata musicians packed their bags and passports, headed to Logan airport, and embarked on a European tour. Our five-performance itinerary on this swing had us return to Strasbourg, Rouen, and Caen, all places that had warmly welcomed us on previous tours. November brought us as well our Belgian début, in the magnificent medieval city of Bruges.
Notwithstanding our pleasure in the quaint streets and ancient church spires of Northern Europe, our particular delight this time was sharing our own, homegrown American hymns and spirituals with our enthusiastic French and Belgian audiences. And, in three of the five events, we had the joy collaborating once again with the superb dancers of the Tero Saarinen company in “Borrowed Light.”
We returned in time for Thanksgiving, and the December concerts closer to home – “A Medieval Christmas” and “The Sacred Bridge.” A rich harvest, indeed.