November 15, 1972
Helen Boatwright, soprano, performed a concert of Renaissance and Baroque music. She was assisted by her husband, Howard Boatwright, violin and trebel viol and Virginia Pleasants, harpsichord, in a program that included works by Telelmann, Bach and Purcell, a selection of English lute songs and a cantata by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault.
Noted for the range of her musical tastes, she recorded the first album of vocal music by American composer Charles Ives, “24 Songs,” in 1954. Boatwright sang with conductors such as Leopold Stokowski, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta and Leonard Bernstein, and with her husband, dean of the Syracuse University School of Music, she founded L’École Hindemith, a summer program in Vevey, Switzerland.
Ms. Boatwright performed with other soloists and the Vassar College Choir in 1964.