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In the Wilderness: Trois Leçons de Ténèbres, François Couperin

The lamentations of Jeremiah have been set to music for use during holy week by a myriad of composers, but French baroque composer François Couperin’s setting from 1714 eclipses the rest in capturing the pain Jeremiah feels at the destruction of Jerusalem. Cellist Joanna Blendulf, Sopranos Chloe Boelter and Paulina Francisco, and organist Christopher Caruso-Lynch present this timeless chamber music to prepare us for passiontide.

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Lyric soprano Chloe Boelter is an adaptive and musically-diverse singer, recognized for her “emotive” voice and versatility among opera, early music, jazz, and modern compositions. Hailing from Chicago, her voice has reached halls in the Czech Republic, Vienna, Italy, and in her current city of Indianapolis. Paulina Francisco is a versatile singer and interpreter of early music and a practitioner of historically informed performance. Paulina has been a featured soloist with IndyBaroque, Bourbon Baroque, Alchymy Viols, the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, Los Angeles Camerata and the American Bach Soloist Academy.