By John Y. Lawrence
Centuries before there were concerts as we currently know them—before operas and oratorios, symphonies and cantatas—there were liturgical dramas. These plays, usually retelling a Biblical legend with or through music, were performed during church services on special occasions.
On Sunday afternoon, the Boston Camerata made a special occasion of their own by staging one such drama: the 13th-century Play of Daniel from Beauvais. Their version of the play, arranged and directed by artistic director Anne Azéma, was performed at Rockefeller Chapel, as part of the University of Chicago Presents series.