Joel Cohen, Music Director


The Boston Camerata and Music Director Joel Cohen Celebrate “La Semaine de la Francophonie” with the US Première of The Night’s Tale: A Tournament of Love, Conceived and Directed by The Camerata’s Own Anne Azéma


Performed by an International French-American Cast!


Le Tournoi (Tournament) de Chauvency written circa 1285 by the French poet Jacques Bretel, is a narration of a courtly celebration in the Lorraine region of France. The songs, dances, and games described in Bretel’s text, form the inspiration for this new, innovative production.


Our performance will capture a day’s festivities. Daylight is the domain of men, who joust and fight in ritual encounters; when night falls, women converse in music and dance, far from the masculine violence of the daytime. Mutual desire aroused during the day culminates in the evening’s rites --aggressive and courtly, passionate and playful. Join us for these North American première performances!




1. Friday, March 16th, 2007 at 8:00pm, Church of the Immaculate Conception, 775 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA

2. Saturday, March 17th, 2007 at 8:00pm, St. Ignatius Parish (at Boston College), 28 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA


These concerts are sponsored in part by:






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Ronald G. Vigue, Exec. Dir., 775 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118, email:, office: 617/262-2092