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Counterpoint: The Woods and the Waters

a Music at the Museum Concert

Counterpoint presents a choral program celebrating the landscapes of New England and places much more remote, with pianist Alison Cerutti. This extraordinary program includes the Prelude to the operetta Paul Bunyan, by Benjamin Britten; a cantata by American romantic (and New Hampshire native) Amy Beach; and a setting by Joan Szymko of a Hopi text; along with the premiere of a new work by VT/NH composer Travis Ramsey setting lines by Vermont poet Jim Schley; and the premiere of a moving musical setting of passages from Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddhartha by San Francisco composer Jude J. Navari.

About the performer:

Founded by legendary choral director and arranger Robert De Cormier in 2000, and based in Montpelier, Vermont, Counterpoint is dedicated to performing choral chamber music and engaging with student musicians in Vermont and beyond.

Praised for their “clarity, skill” and “sophisticated musical expressiveness,” the ensemble presents concerts throughout New England and the surrounding region, and has toured the Midwest.

Counterpoint has recorded seven CDs with Albany Records and has released four further CDs independently.

Their repertory ranges all over the map, including folksongs from around the world, African-American spirituals, sacred music of many traditions, and concert works by classical composers of the past and our own age.

Music at the Museum is presented at no charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of Alison Nowak and Robert Cane.