COLCHESTER Saint Michaels College will present a free, public concert by the famed Boston Camerata, titled Abbey of Love, on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. in the McCarthy Arts Center. The concert of Medieval music from the 12th to the 14th centuries, is part of the SMC Humanities Program Concert Series, 2008-2009, directed by Paul Orgel. Known as Americas foremost early music ensemble (Le Monde, Paris), the Boston Camerata is renowned throughout the world. This concert, Abbey of Love, contains songs of the troubadours and trouv貥s, excerpts from the Tristan and Iseult legend, and works by the great 14th Century musician/poet Guillaume de Machaut. The theme throughout is love, with all its joys and deceptions: love as an overarching principal and motivation of human existence, courtly love as a philosophy of being. Performers include soprano Anne Az魡, director of the Camerata, and baritone Joel Cohen, founder and former director of the Camerata, playing lute and other instruments. The Boston Camerata celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2005 with festive productions in Boston (Boston Early Music Festival) and Paris (Th顴re de la Ville). At the latter appearance, former director Joel Cohen was decorated by the French government. Camerata's numerous recordings on the Erato, Harmonia Mundi, Nonesuch Telefunken, Glissando, and Warner Classics labels have received worldwide distribution. In 1989, Joel Cohen and the Camerata were awarded the coveted Grand Prix du Disque for their recording of the medieval Tristan and Iseult legend. This recording was re-released in 2007. The Boston Cameratas recording, A Mediterranean Christmas, became an international bestseller during late 2005.