25th Anniversary Celebration Concerts

    The following concerts by EMA members are being given in honor of Early Music America’s 25th Anniversary.

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    October 2010

    Ensemble Chaconne
    Music of Thomas Gainsborough's Circle

    • October 13, 2010, 7:30 pm
    University of Central Missouri, Hart Recital Hall
    Warrensburg, MO 64093
    Now in its 25th season, Ensemble Chaconne also honors EMA's 25th season with a celebration of the great English painter Thomas Gainsborough's passion for music, including selections by leading European composers who were his close friends and colleagues: J.C. Bach, Carl Friedrich Abel, Felice de Giardini, Rudolf Straube, and Johann Christian Fischer. Peter H. Bloom, baroque flute; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, baroque lute and English guitar.
    For more information: 660-543-4530; delamotte-amw@comcast.net; www.americasmusicworks.com/chaconne.html

    December 2010

    Community Advent Chorale and Chamber Orchestra
    Handel's Messiah

    • December 3, 2010, 7:30 pm
    Orchard Park Presbyterian Church
    4369 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park, NY 14127
    Gregory White, Music Director and Conductor with Soloists: Cristen Gregory, soprano; Faith Baer, mezzosoprano; Jeffrey Thompson, tenor; Derrick Smith, baritone. The Community Advent Chorale is a 100+ voice choir that has presented an annual performance of Handel's Messiah for 31 continuous years for the Western New York region.
    For more information: 716-662-9348; greg@oppchurch.org

    The Boston Camerata
    The Sacred Bridge: Jews, Christians & Muslims in Medieval Europe

    • December 5, 2010; 3 pm
    Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music
    1 Follen St.  Cambridge, MA 02138
    This program includes elements of Jewish liturgy, Gregorian chant, song and texts of Jewish minstrels, Sephardic folk song, medieval Spanish Cantigas, and Judaeo-Arabic music from the ancient Andalusian tradition.  In this newly revised edition, Joel Cohen and Boston Camerata musicians are joined by members of the SHARQ Arabic Music ensemble.
    For more information: 617-262-2092; manager@bostoncamerata.org; www.bostoncamerata.org

    For the Love of Jacqueline

    • December 5, 2010, 4 pm
    Brooklyn Public Library
    Brooklyn, NY
    Medieval love songs from the court of Charles the Bold.
    For more information: hello@asteriamusica.com; http://asteriamusica.com
    Presented by: Brooklyn Public Library's Dweck Center 'Classical Interludes' series

    Union College Concert Series presents
    The Boston Camerata
    An American Christmas

    • December 12, 2010, 3 pm
    Union College
    Schenectady, NY
    For more information: philippinem@cs.com; http://www.union.edu/ConcertSeries/

    The Goliards
    The Sibyls

    • December 19, 2010, 3 pm
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church
    34th St. and Abercorn, Savannah GA 31401
    The Latin Sibyl (Judicii signum) and Marian hymns by Hildegard of Bingen. Ashley Adams, soprano, with small choir, organ, sinfonye, vielle, recorder and harp.
    For more information: goliard@netscape.com

    The Baltimore Consort
    Wassail! Wassail!: Music for the Yuletide Season

    • December 20, 2010, 7:30 pm
    Wesley United Methodist Church
    1540 Center St., Bethlehem, PA 18018
    Lift your spirits high with a special toast to the holiday season. Enjoy the musical libations of Baltimore Consort as they fill our glasses to the brim with carols and dance tunes from France, the British Isles and Appalachia. Wassail all over the town!
    For more information: 610-865-5715; www.wesleychurch.com

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    January 2011

    Sing Along With Claudio

    • January 1, 2011, 5 pm
    Immanuel Lutheran Church
    122 East 88th St., New York City
    Gwendolyn Toth will lead ARTEK and other guest performers in a special audience-participation concert of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610; audience members are invited to join the ensemble in singing the psalms and hymns (scores will be available to purchase, or bring your own).
    For more information: 212-967-8157; ArtekGwenT@aol.com; www.artekearlymusic.org

    Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble
    • January 8, 2011, 8 pm
    First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica
    1220 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA
    Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble continues its tradition of Twelfth Night concerts with music of the British Isles featuring Robert Carver and Robert Johnson (Scotland), John Farmer (Ireland), Thomas Tompkins (Wales) and a host of English composers..
    For more information: Nicole Baker, Director, 626-260-8249; neib12@sbcglobal.net; www.jouyssance.org

    Pro Musica Rara
    SuperBach Sunday: Northern Exposure with Aaron Sheehan, tenor

    • January 9, 2011, 3:30 pm
    Towson Center for the Arts
    Towson, MD
    Bach: Arias for tenor; Wassenaer:  Concerto Armonici; CPE Bach: Cello Concerto in A Minor.
    For more information: 410-728-2820; info@promusicarara.org; www.promusicarara.org

    Gotham Early Music Scene
    APAP Showcase 2011

    • January 9, 2011, 7 pm
    Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Chapel
    7 West 55th Street, New York, NY
    GEMS’ fourth annual showcase of early music ensembles in conjunction with the national booking conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
    For more information: info@gemsny.org; www.gemsny.org

    Bach at the Coffee House

    • January 13, 14, 15, 2011, 8 pm
    • January 16, 2011, 3:30 pm
    Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre
    427 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
    • January 18, 2011, 8 pm
    George Weston Recital Hall
    5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
    Savour music selected by J.S. Bach for his concert series at Zimmerman’s Coffee House in Leipzig.
    For more information: www.tafelmusik.org

    Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
    David Daniels

    • January 15, 2011, 8 pm
    • January 16, 2011, 7:30 pm
    First Congregational Church
    2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA
    • January 18, 2011, 8 pm
    The Center for Performing Arts,
    555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, CA
    • January 21, 2011, 8 pm
    Herbst Theatre
    401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA
    Music Director Nicholas McGegan conducts Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in a program that features countertenor David Daniels singing Vivaldi’s Stabat mater and opera arias by Handel.
    For more information: 415-252-1288; info@philharmonia.org; philharmonia.org

    Ensemble Origo
    Ludovicus Decus

    • January 26, 2011, 8 pm
    Saint Paul's Chapel
    Columbia University (at 116th St.), New York, NY
    • January 27, 2011, 8 pm
    Trinity College Chapel
    Hartford, CT
    Eric Rice, director.  Office Chants and Polyphony for Saint Louis
    For more information: 860-208-5305; eric.rice@uconn.edu; www.ensembleorigo.org

    Columbia Baroque Soloists
    Orpheus in London

    • January 28, 2011, 7:30 pm
    Shandon United Methodist Church
    Columbia, SC
    Reimage yourself in London for music by two pivotal composers of this cosmopolitan music scene, Henry Purcell and George Frideric Handel with additional works by John Blow and Giuseppe Sammartini.
    For more information: 803-256-8383, x104; thein@shandon-umc.org; http://www.shandon-umc.org/artmus.html

    El Dorado Ensemble
    Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens

    • January 29, 2011, 8 pm
    Lindsay Chapel, First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
    Cambridge, MA
    • January 30, 2011, 3 pm
    Somerville Museum
    One Westwood Road, Somerville MA.
    Consort songs, Lachrimae, lute solos and other works by Dowland. Michael Collver, countertenor; Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Paul Johnson, Mai-Lan Broekman & Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute & cittern.
    For more information: catlines@aol.com

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    February 2011

    Early Music Now presents
    Plaine & Easie
    • February 12, 2011, 5 pm
    All Saints' Cathedral
    818 E. Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
    The most recent winner of the EMA Renaissance competition, Plaine & Easie, will be featured in several days of concerts and outreach activities, including a special dinner, exploring the theme of "Continental Connections."
    For more information: 414-225-3113; info@earlymusicnow.org; earlymusicnow.org

    Florida Pro Musica Chamber Ensemble
    Sonatas & Cantatas

    • February 13, 2011, 4 p.m
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    509 Florida Avenue N., Tampa, Florida
    Judson Griffin (violin), Javier Caballero (cello), and Larry Kent (harpsichord) are joined by soprano Maggie Coleman in a special concert featuring Handel and Vivaldi. Reception to follow.
    For more information: 813-494-4709; info@FloridaProMusica.com; www.FloridaProMusica.com

    The Schubert Club Courtroom Concert Series presents

    • February 17, 2011, 12 noon
    Landmark Center #317
    75 W 5th Street, Saint Paul, MN
    The St. Paul based baroque ensemble Ladyslipper with harpsichordist Asako Hirabayashi, baroque violinist Margaret Humphrey, and soprano Sahar Hassan, perform a quirky blend of early music and jazz.
    For more information: schubert.org/courtroomconcerts/

    Early Music in Columbus presents
    The Orlando Consort
    Amore:  Love and Marriage in the Italian Renaissance

    • February 18, 2011, 8 pm
    Mees Hall
    Capital University, Columbus, OH
    For more information: mkwolfe@insight.rr.com; www.capital.edu/earlymusic

    Carolina Pro Musica
    Music along the Mediterranean

    • February 19, 2011, 8 pm
    St. Martin's Episcopal Church
    1510 E 7th St, Charlotte NC 28204
    Works of Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, António Literes and José de Torres.
    For more information: carolinapromusica@gmail.com; http://www.carolinapromusica.org/

    Cappella Clausura
    The Great Motets of Sulpitia Cesis

    • February 26, 2011, 8 pm
    Parish of the Messiah
    1900 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale (Newton), MA 02466-2416
    • February 27, 2011, 5 pm
    The First Lutheran Church of Boston
    299 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116-200
    With special guests Mack Ramsey and Tom Zajac on trombones, continuo band, and select members of the Concord Women's Chorus.
    For more information: 917-412-6472; manager@clausura.org; http://clausura.org/

    Catacoustic Consort
    Eternal Light: Psalms by Robert Tailour

    • February 26, 2011, 7:30 pm
    St. Thomas Episcopal Church
    100 Miami Avenue,  Terrace Park, Ohio
    This concert will present recently published music from Catacoustic Editions, music for viol consort, lute, and voice.
    For more information: apappano@catacoustic.com; http://catacoustic.com/

    Voices of Music
    Handel in Rome

    • February 26, 2011, 8 pm
    St. Mark's Lutheran Church
    1111 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94109
    Music of Handel, Scarlatti and Corelli featuring Handel's Gloria with
    soprano Laura Heimes; Carla Moore and Sara Usher, baroque violins; Elisabeth Reed, baroque cello; Farley Pearce, violone; Dominic Schaner and David Tayler, theorbo; Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord.
    For more information: cembalo@sbcglobal.net; http://www.voicesofmusic.org/

    BaroQue Across the River
    The French Cantata:  Love, Longing & Triumph!

    • February 27, 2011, 3 pm
    Sunny Hills Performing Arts Center
    Sunny Hills High School, 1801 Warburton Way, Fullerton, CA 92833
    Music by Morel, Rameau and de Montéclair.
    For more information: kathymcdonald1@aol.com; www.baroqueacrosstheriver.com
    Presented by: Fullerton Friends of Music

    Chicago Early Music Consort
    Per Amore: music of love from the Italian Seicento

    • February 27, 2011, 4 pm
    First United Church of Oak Park
    848 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301-1397
    Experience the fiery passion of 17th-century love songs as only the Italians could write them – sizzle to the the music of Monteverdi, Grandi, Strozzi, Legrenzi and Scarlatti – now that’s amore!
    For more information: gberkens@comcast.net; www.ChicagoEarlyMusicConsort.org

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    March 2011

    San Diego Early Music Society presents
    Paolo Pandolfo and Thomas Boysen
    Viol-Lute Conversations:  from Renaissance Improvisation to St. Colombe and Marais

    • March 4, 2011, 8 pm
    The Neurosciences Institute Auditorium
    10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr., San Diego, CA 92121
    Part of the San Diego Early Music Society's 2010/11 International Series.
    For more information: 619-291-8246; sdems@sdems.org; www.sdems.org

    Consortium Carissimi
    Italian Virtuosi

    • March 4, 2011, 7:30 pm
    • March 6, 2011, 2 pm
    Hennepin United Methodist Church
    510 Groveland - Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Instrumental works of 17th century Italian masters for 1 and 2 violins, theorbo, gamba, cello, harpsichord and organ.
    For more information: 612-384-6187; consortiumcarissimi@gmail.com

    Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble
    The Food of Love

    • March 6, 2011, 3 pm
    1575 Shenandoah Road, San Marino, CA 91108
    Michael Maniaci, sopranist; with Preethi de Silva, director; harpsichord; M. Anne Rardin  baroque violin; Danielle Cummins, baroque violin; Denise Briesé viola da gamba and violone; Jason Yoshida, lute, theorbo. Works by Purcell, G. Caccini,  J.S. Bach, Handel, B. Strozzi, and Porpora.
    For more information: pdesilva@ScrippsCollege.edu; www.congioia.org

    Music Before 1800 presents
    Ay!! Amor…

    • March 6, 2011, 4 pm
    Corpus Christi Church
    529 West 121st Street, New York, NY 10027
    The Canadian ensemble Constantinople (Kiya Tabassian, director and setar; Françoise Atlan, voice; Pierre-Yves Martel, violas da gamba; Ziya Tabassian, percussion) are joined by singer Françoise Atlan, who specializes in Judeo-Spanish and Judeo-Arab music; the exotic program  includes songs and dances from many different times and places—Persia, Armenia, Spain, and medieval France—as well as the performers' own compositions. This is Constantinople’s United States debut.
    For more information: mb1800@aol.com; www.mb1800.org

    Portland Baroque Orchestra
    St. John Passion by J.S. Bach

    • March 10, 2011, 7:30pm
    Beall Concert Hall, University of Oregon
    Eugene, Oregon (presented by Oregon Bach Festival)
    • March 11 & 12, 2011 7:30pm
    First Baptist Church
    Portland, Oregon
    • March 13, 2011, 3 pm
    Kaul Auditorium, Reed College
    Portland Oregon
    • March 20, 2011, 3 pm
    Town Hall
    Seattle, Washington (presented by the Early Music Guild of Seattle)
    • March 21, 2011, 8 pm
    Chan Centre, University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, BC (presented by Early Music Vancouver)
    Directed by Monica Huggett, Portland Baroque Orchestra joins forces with Montreal’s Les Voix Baroques and Cappella Romana to re-examine the more intimate early scoring of Bach’s setting of the Passion according to St. John, featuring Charles Daniels as the Evangelist.
    For more information: tom@pbo.org; pbo.org

    The Early Interval
    Spanish Splendor

    • March 11, 2011, 8 pm
    Mees Auditorium
    Capital University, Columbus, OH
    For more information: srcookjr@aol.com; www.capital.edu/earlymusic
    Presented by: Early Music in Columbus

    New Waves in Ferrara:  Two Bands, Fresh Sounds

    • March 11, 2011, 8 pm
    Chestnut Hill
    Philadelphia, PA
    • March 12, 2011, 8 pm
    Center City
    Philadelphia, PA
    • March 13, 2011. 4 pm
    Wilmington DE
    Piffaro and The King’s Noyse with soprano Ellen Hargis collaborate in a program of music from Ferrara, Italy, featuring the wonderfully chromatic madrigals, dances and fantasies of Cipriano de Rore, Carlo Gesualdo and the numerous others who helped usher in a new age in musical style at the end of the 16th century.
    For more information: 215-235-8469; info@piffaro.com; piffaro.org

    Folger Consort
    Ecco la Primavera: 14th and 15th-century Music from Italy

    • March 11, 2011, 8 pm
    • March 12, 2011, 5 pm and 8 pm
    • March 13, 2011, 2 pm
    The Elizabethan Theatre at the Folger Shakespeare Library
    Washington, DC
    To welcome spring, Folger Consort, joined by vocal and instrumental trio, Trefoil, perform masterworks of 14th- and 15th-Century Italy, including the music of Landini, Hugo and Arnold Lantins, Ciconia, and Du Fay.
    For more information: consort@folger.edu; www.folger.edu

    Arcadia Players
    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1, Symphony No. 7

    • March 12, 2011, 7:30 pm
    Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall
    Smith College, Northampton, MA
    Ian Watson, conductor, Monica Jakuc Leverett, fortepiano. Our final concert of the season is the third in our survey of Beethoven symphonies and piano concertos presented on period instruments.
    For more information: info@arcadiaplayers.org; www.arcadiaplayers.org

    Cambridge Concentus
    Biber’s Missa Christi resurgentis

    • March 13, 2011, 3 pm
    First Church in Cambridge
    11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA
    With Joshua Rifkin conducting, Cambridge Concentus will perform H.I.F. Biber’s monumental Missa Christi resurgentis.
    For more information: 617-952-4050; cambridgeconcentus.org

    Gabrieli West
    Monteverdi and Friends

    • March 13, 2011, 3 pm
    Foothill Presbyterian Church
    5301 McKee Rd., San Jose, CA 95127-2292
    Gabrieli West - an ensemble featuring cornetto, sackbut, violin, recorder, cello and harpsichord in a program of early 17th century chamber music.
    For more information: 408-258-8133; foothillpc@gmail.com; www.FoothillPC.org

    Earth’s Delight; Heaven’s Glory

    • March 13, 2011, 4 pm
    Bedford Presbyterian Church
    Village Green (junction, Rt. 72 & Rt. 172), Bedford, NY
    Vocal and instrumental works by Handel, Telemann, Buffardin, Rebel, and Purcell, with Ann Hoyt Wazelle, soprano; Matthias Maute, recorder and flute. In celebration of EMA’s 25th Anniversary and REBEL’s 20th!
    For more information: 914-734-9537; rebel@rebelbaroque.com; www.rebelbaroque.com

    Boston Early Music Festival presents
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
    The Other Amazing Mr. Bach: Symphonies and Concerti of C.P.E. Bach

    • March 15, 2011, 8 pm (pre-concert talk at 7pm)
    Sanders Theatre at Harvard University
    Cambridge, MA
    Conducted by Sir Roger Norrington, with guest artists Steven Devine, harpsichord and Richard Lester, 'cello. Sir Roger Norrington returns to the Boston Early Music Festival to conduct the pioneering Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in their BEMF début in a program of symphonies and concerti of C.P.E. Bach.
    For more information: 617-661-1812; bemf@bemf.org; bemf.org

    The Governor’s Musick
    A Candlelight Concert: "Handel, Bach and Who?"

    • March 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 2011 7:30 and 9 pm
    Ballroom of the Governor’s Palace
    Colonial Williamsburg, VA
    Enjoy music by composers, some whom are old favorites but also by others who, though active in 18th-century Europe and whose music was bought and sold in colonial America, are little known today.  Come and be surprised by the quality and entertainment value much of this music contains.
    For more information: 757-220-7944; jhanson@cwf.org; cwf.org
    Presented by: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

    Baroque Band
    Heavenly Angel

    • March 17, 2011, 7:30 pm
    Hyde Park Union Church
    5600 S Woodlawn Ave., Hyde Park. IL
    • March 18, 2011, 7:30 pm
    Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston
    1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
    • March 20, 2011, 7:30 pm
    Symphony Center, Grainger Ballroom
    220 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL
    With guests Lucy Crowe, soprano and Harry Bicket, guest director; Artistic Director Garry Clarke. The program will feature all-time favorite baroque opera arias, including Cleopatra's great lament, Se pietà (If you feel no pity), and the dazzling Da tempeste (Ravaged by storms), from  Handel’s Giulio Cesare.
    For more information: 312-235-2368; info@baroqueband.org; www.baroqueband.org

    Agave Baroque
    Cold Genius: the music of Henry Purcell & his contemporaries

    • March 18, 2011, 6 pm
    St. Mark's Episcopal Church - Parish Hall
    2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
    Join Agave Baroque for their CD release concert featuring the music of Henry Purcell, William Lawes, Matthew Locke, and Nicola Matteis, in addition to clips from an art film produced by Agave Baroque and the Museum of Jurassic Technology.
    For more information: http://www.barefootchamberconcerts.com/; shirleymirley@gmail.com; www.agavebaroque.org,
    Presented by: Barefoot Chamber Concerts

    San Francisco Renaissance Voices
    The Music of Joy

    • March 19, 20 & 27, 2011, 7:30 pm
    Seventh Avenue Performances
    1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
    Tomas Luis de Victoria's Missa Gaudeamus, William Byrd's Acendit Deum in Jubilatione, and Henry Purcell's exuberant coronation anthem for James II, "I Was Glad" with other joyous music from the Renaissance and Early Baroque.
    For more information: sfrvoices@yahoo.com; www.SFRV.org

    Blue Heron
    Music of Tomás Luis de Victoria (d. 1611)

    • March 19, 2011, 8 pm
    First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
    11 Garden St, Cambridge, MA
    A program of music by Victoria and other Spanish composers to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the master’s death, featuring the six-voice Missa pro defunctis of 1605.
    For more information: 617-960-7956; office@blueheronchoir.org; http://www.blueheronchoir.org/

    Cantare e Sonare
    • March 20, 2011 2 pm
    Wittenberg University, Krieg Hall
    Springfield, OH
    Elliot Figg, harpsichord; Edward Phillips, baroque trumpet; Jessica McCormack, soprano.
    For more information: 937-327-7355; jmccormack@wittenberg.edu

    Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble
    Celebration of Spring

    • March 21, 2011, 7 pm
    Paris-Yates Chapel on the campus of the University of Mississippi
    Oxford, MS
    This will be the 18th annual Celebration of Spring, which will feature early music and poems about spring, love, rebirth, and rejuvenation!  Included in the program will be the world premiere of a work by Martha Bishop, written especially for the Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble. Admission is free.
    For more information: 662-816-9959; susanmarchant@mockingbirdensemble.org; www.mockingbirdensemble.org

    Early Music Vancouver presents
    St. John Passion by J.S. Bach
    • March 21, 2011, 8 pm
    Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Montreal-based Les Voix Baroques together with the Portland Baroque Orchestra directed by Monica Huggett.
    For more information: 604-732-1602; staff@earlymusic.bc.ca; www.earlymusic.bc.ca

    17th Century French Organ Music
    • March 22, 2011, 8 pm
    Main Auditorium
    University of North Texas, Denton, TX
    Performed on the Bedient IV/41 French Classical Organ
    For more information: 734-276-8859; ychiang0301@gmail.com; http://music.unt.edu (under the events)

    Seattle Early Dance
    Handel and Baroque Dance

    • March 24, 2011, 10 am
    Trinity Episcopal Church
    609 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
    Join Artistic Director Anna Mansbridge and Seattle Early Dance for an entertaining and informative lecture demonstration on the dances that would have been performed at court during Handel's lifetime.
    For more information: 425-743-7481; info@seattleearlydance.org; www.americanhandelfestival.org
    Presented by the American Handel Festival

    NYS Baroque
    Terpsicore, An all-Handel program

    • March 25, 2011, 8 pm
    Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College of Music
    Syracuse University, NY
    • March 26, 2011, 8 pm
    Barnes Hall, Cornell University,
    Ithaca, NY
    Handel’s opera-ballet Terpsicore, newly reconstructed by Julie Andrijeski, with a showcase of concerti grossi and virtuoso arias and duets from Handel operas.  
    Julie Andrijeski, dancer; Laura Heimes, soprano; José Lemos, alto;
    Scott Metcalfe, leader.
    For more information: 607-342-4163; info@nysema.com; www.nysema.com

    Armonia Nova
    Myths & Miracles: Magical Thinking and the Medieval Mind

    • March 25, 2011, 8 pm
    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill
    118 3rd St. SE, Washington DC
    Armonia Nova, a Washington D.C. based ensemble of period instruments and voices, performs the third program in its series on medieval women in music, with a concert exploring the medieval belief in the miraculous, both sacred and secular.
    For more information: 434-286-9004; cwHarps@ix.netcom.com; www.armonianova.org

    The San Francisco Early Music Society presents
    Wieland Kuijken and Friends - L’art de la viole

    • March 25, 2011, 8 pm
    First Lutheran Church
    600 Homer Street at Webster, Palo Alto, CA
    • March 26, 7:30 pm
    St. John's Presbyterian Church
    2727 College at Garber, Berkeley, CA
    • March 27, 2011, 4 pm
    St. Mark's Lutheran Church
    1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
    Wieland Kuijken and Lynn Tetenbaum, viols; Katherine Heater, harpsichord. Wieland Kuijken’s performances are legendary, and he is widely regarded as one of the most influential pioneers in the modern revival of the viola da gamba and early cello. Music by Jenkins, Simpson, Locke, Marais, Forqueray, Schaffrath.
    For more information: 213-810-7702; sfems@sfems.org; www.sfems.org

    La Donna Musicale
    • March 25, 2011 7 pm
    place TBA
    • March 26, 2011, 4 pm
    The Benjamin Franklin Institute
    41 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
    Renee Rapier, contralto; Randall Wong and Moises Castillo, sopranists; Pablo Bustos, tenor; Sarah Darling, Laura Gulley, violins; Jane Starkman, viola; Ruth McKay, harpsichord; Janet Haas, violone; Laury Gutiérrez, viola da gamba, director.
    For more information: 617-461-6973; ladonna@ladm.org; www.ladm.org

    Cal Performances presents
    The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips, director
    The Victoria Project

    • March 26, 2011, 8 pm
    • March 27, 2011, 3 pm
    Cal Performances at First Congregational Church
    2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA
    An exploration of the music of 16th-century Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria, sometimes referred to as the Spanish Palestrina,  featuring six of Victoria’s beautiful and brilliant works, plus compositions by his predecessors and contemporaries, in this two-concert celebration of the Spanish Renaissance.
    For more information: 510-642-9988; http://www.calperformances.org/

    Musica Pacifica with Ellen Hargis, soprano
    Il Giardino d'amore

    • March 26, 2011, 8 pm
    Alix Goolden Hall
    907 Pandora at Quadra, Victoria, BC Canada
    Love requited, love unrequited, love proffered and love rejected are the subjects of the great Italian cantata literature. Recorder, violin, cello and harpsichord accompany the doyen of American sopranos. Handel, Alessandro Scarlatti, Steffani and Vivaldi are the featured composers.
    For more information: www.earlymusicsocietyoftheislands.ca; info@earlymusicsocietyoftheislands.ca; http://www.musicapacifica.org/;
    Presented by: Early Music Society of the Islands

    Chatham Baroque
    J.S. Bach St. John Passion

    • March 26, 2011, 8 pm
    Synod Hall, St. Paul Cathedral
    Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15213 (corner of Fifth Avenue and Craig Street)
    • March 27, 2011, 2:30 pm
    Calvary Episcopal Church
    315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15206 (corner of Shady Avenue and Walnut Street)
    For its 20th anniversary season's grande finale, Chatham Baroque will be joined by an all-star cast of vocalists and instrumentalists for the Pittsburgh premiere of the 1725 version of J. S. Bach's St. John Passion
    For more information: tickets: 412-394-3353, info: 412-687-1788; director@chathambaroque.org; chathambaroque.org

    Texas Early Music Project
    From Notre Dame Cathedral to St. Mary Cathedral: Medieval Vespers for Mary

    • March 26, 2011, 8 pm
    St. Mary Cathedral
    Austin, TX
    Daniel Johnson, Artistic Director. From meditative chant to rousing polyphony, TEMP presents a concert from Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral c.1200, compiled and edited by Dr. Rebecca Baltzer and performed by an ensemble of TEMP's male soloists in the resplendent acoustic of St. Mary Cathedral in Austin.
    For more information: 512-377-6961; wendy@early-music.org; www.early-music.org

    Seattle Baroque Orchestra
    Handel's Grand Concertos

    • March 27, 2011, 3 pm
    Town Hall
    Seattle, WA
    Instrumental works by Handel, including sonatas and concertos for oboes, violins, harpsichord, strings, and continuo. Part of the 2011 American Handel Festival in Seattle.
    For more information: 206-325-7066; emg@earlymusicguild.org; www.earlymusicguild.org

    New Orleans Musica da Camera
    Geaux Saints!!! Music of New Orleans Medieval Saints

    • March 27, 2011, 3 pm
    Saint Joseph Abbey Church
    Saint Benedict, LA
    • April 3, 2011, 4 pm
    Our Lady of Prompt Succor  National Shrine
    New Orleans, LA
    • April 10, 2011, 3 pm
    Holy Name of Mary Church
    Algiers Point, LA.
    Cries of "Geaux Saints!" (pronounced "Go") and "Bless You Boys" cheered on our Saintly Super Bowl winners, but New Orleans' popular Medieval saints Mary, Joseph, Jeanne d'arc, Expedite and more, are celebrated in our program with music, medieval and contemporary. All performances free and open.
    For more information: 504-895-1972; mdc@nomdc.org; www.nomdc.org

    Galileo's Daughters
    William Byrd and Friends

    • March 27, 2011, 3 pm
    Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
    921 Madison Avenue, New York City
    Joined by gambists Douglas Kelley, John Mark Rozendaal and Webster Williams, Galileo's Daughters will perform consort songs by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons and their contemporaries.
    For more information: daughters@buckyballmusic.com; http://galileosdaughters.com
    Presented by: Music on Madison Concert Series

    Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
    "New France" - Rameau, Blavet, and Leclair

    • March 27, 2011, 4 pm
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church
    Indianapolis, IN
    • March 28, 2011, 7:30 pm
    University of Indianapolis, Christel DeHaan Performing Arts Center
    Indianapolis, IN
    • March 29, 2011, 7:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church
    Bloomington, IN
    Artistic Director Barthold Kuijken, from Belgium, leads a program devoted to the music of France.
    For more information: 317-808-BACH (2224); martinlow@indybaroque.org; www.indybaroque.org
    Presented by: The Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Concert Series

    Houston Early Music presents
    Trio Sonnerie
    The Harmony of Nations

    • March 28, 2011, 7:30 pm
    Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
    6221 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77030
    UK-based trio  (directed by Monica Huggett) of violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord performs a selection of favourite pieces from around Europe.
    For more information: 713-432-1744; info@HoustonEarlyMusic.org; www.HoustonEarlyMusic.org

    Wieland Kuijken, Eva Legêne, Jack Ashworth
    • March 31 2011, 7.30 pm
    Christ Church Cathedral
    421 S. Second St., Louisville, KY  40202
    Wieland Kuijken, viola da gamba, Eva Legêne, recorders, Jack Ashworth, harpsichord, performing music of Johann Sebastian Bach and others.
    For more information: Robert Bozeman, Artistic Director, 502-387-1354.; jack.s.ashworth@gmail.com; www.christchurchlouky.org
    Presented by: Cathedral Arts

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    April 2011

    Cappella Romana
    The Akáthistos Hymn

    • April 2, 2011, 8 pm
    St. Mary's Cathedral
    Portland, OR
    • April 3, 2011, 8 pm
    St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
    Seattle, WA
    Cappella Romana marks the beginning of its 20th-Anniversary year with Byzantium's greatest song of mystical praise: The 6th-century Akáthistos Hymn to the Virgin Mary set by Ivan Moody, who weaves late medieval Greek melodies with Russian choral textures.
    For more information: mark@cappellaromana.org; http://www.cappellaromana.org

    Mercury Baroque
    A Night in Madrid

    • April 2, 2011, 8 pm
    Wortham Center, Cullen Theater
    Houston, TX
    An exciting, all-Boccherini performance, featuring his famed Fandango Quintet, Symphony ‘La Casa del Diavolo’ and more!
    For more information: 713-533-0080; info@mercurybaroque.org; www.mercurybaroque.org

    The Rose Ensemble
    Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Christians, Jews & Muslims

    • April 2, 2011, 8 pm
    St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Four centuries of vocal and instrumental music, including a diverse collection of Arab-Andalusian dances, Sephardic laments, Spanish villancicos, Hebrew chants, and Galician spiritual cantigas.
    For more information: info@RoseEnsemble.org; www.RoseEnsemble.org
    Presented by: Ann Arbor Academy of Early Music

    Washington's Camerata
    How Sweet the Sound

    • April 3, 2011, 3 pm
    St. Peter's Church
    2961 King's Highway, Oak Grove, VA
    Music for flute and voice. Admission: free and open to public, a freewill offering will be taken.
    For more information: 804-493-8285; www.washingtonscamerata.com

    • April 7, 2011, 12:15 pm
    Christ Church
    4030 Manatee Avenue West,  Bradenton, FL
    Julane Rodgers plays the debut recital of an Italian harpsichord after Ridolfi (1682) by Robert Brooke.
    For more information: julane.rodgers@comcast.net

    Musicians of the Old Post Road
    Philadelphia Story
    • April 8, 2011, 8 pm
    Christ Church, Cambridge, MA
    • April 10, 4 pm
    First Unitarian Church, Worcester, MA
    A revelatory musical portrait of some of the United States' first composers who developed the sophisticated concert life of Federal Philadelphia, including J.C. Moeller, Raynor Taylor, Alexander, Reinagle, and others.
    For more information: 781-466-6694; musicians@oldpostroad.org ; www.oldpostroad.org

    Les Bostonades
    Concerto Extravaganza

    • April 9, 2011, 8 pm
    Lindsey Chapel, Emmanuel Church
    15 Newbury Street, Boston
    J. S. Bach's harpsichord concerto and violin concerto; Telemann's viola concerto: C.P.E. Bach's cello concerto.
    For more information: akikoenokisato@hotmail.com; www.bostonades.org

    Gallery Concerts presents
    Trio Paradies

    • April 9, 2011, 8 pm
    • April 10, 2011, 3 pm
    Queen Anne Christian Church
    1316 3rd Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119
    Gallery Concerts closes its 22nd season with the Trio Paradies (violinist Cecilia Archuleta, cellist Page Smith and pianist Tamara Friedman)  performing the music of the Young Romantics—Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, and Schumann—using a magnificent 1820s Empire-style Viennese grand piano.
    For more information: 206-726-6088; galleryconcerts.org

    The Newberry Consort
    The Howard Mayer Brown Memorial Concert
    Musica Secreta: Passion and Virtuosity at Court

    • April 8, 2011, 8 pm
    Sanctuary, The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    • April 9, 2011, 8 pm
    Assembly Hall, International House
    Hyde Park, IL
    • April 10, 2011, 3 pm
    Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University
    Evanston, IL
    At the turn of the 17th century, the noble courts and elite salons of Ferrara, Florence, Rome, and Venice were hotbeds of musical patronage. We'll recreate the lavish ensembles employed at these Italian centers to perform the innovative music of Luzzaschi, Peri, Monteverdi, Wert, and da Gagliano. Ellen Hargis and Carrie Henneman Shaw, sopranos; Tracy Cowart, mezzo-soprano; Wilbur Pauley, bass; The Newberry Violin Band; Mark Shuldiner, harpsichord; The Venere Lute Quartet
    For more information: info@newberryconsort.org; http://www.newberryconsort.org/currentseason/2010/

    Renaissance & Baroque presents
    April in Paris

    • April 9, 2011, 8 pm
    Synod Hall
    125 North Craig St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Stephen Schultz, Chatham Baroque and Andrew Appel in a concert of French delights, including Georg Philipp Telemann’s acclaimed Paris Quartets.
    For more information: 412-361-2048; director@rbsp.org; www.rbsp.org

    Brandeis Early Music Ensemble

    • April 10, 2011, 12 noon
    Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University
    Waltham, MA
    • April 28, 2011, 7 pm
    Berlin Chapel, Brandeis University
    Waltham, MA
    Sarah Mead, director. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Early Music America with music for birthdays, anniversaries, and other splendid occasions from the 16th and 17th centuries.
    For more information: mead@brandeis.edu; www.brandeis.edu/departments/music/

    Ensemble Très.
    Festive Sounds

    • April 10, 2011, 4:30 pm
    Ascension Memorial Church
    31 County Street, Ipswich, MA 01938
    Deborah Rentz-Moore, mezzo soprano; Lisa Brooke, Baroque violin; Daniel Rowe, Baroque cello; Michael Beattie, harpsichord; with special guest Paul Perfetti, trumpet and cornetto. As part of our Residency at Ascension Memorial Church of Ipswich, Très. performs a Baroque cornucopia of repertoire, including 2 Cantatas from the Telemann Fortsetzung des Harmonischen Gottesdienstes  - for Ascension Day and the Feast of Saint Michael, Canzonas by Rossi, and joyous music by Corelli and Purcell, befitting proud celebrations.
    For more information: lisa_brooke@yahoo.com; www.ensembletres.com

    • April 10, 2011, 4 pm
    The House of Hope Presbyterian Church,
    797 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN
    • May 15, 2011, 3 pm
    The Baroque Room
    275 E. Fourth Street #280, Saint Paul, MN
    Jamming with Handel: an improvisational Baroque journey through the realm of Jazz.
    For more information: hirabayashi.asako@gmail.com; www.asakohirabayashi.com

    Central Piedmont Community College Early Music Consort
    Early Music for Charlotte

    • April 13, 2011, 12:30 pm
    Tate Recital Hall
    Overcash, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
    Directed by Holly W. Maurer. The Consort specializes in playing rarely heard instruments such as shawms, dulcians, sackbuts, violas da gamba as well as harps and recorders in all sizes. Part of the CPCC Arts Week Sensoria
    For more information: holly.maurer@cpcc.edu; arts.cpcc.edu

    Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
    CPE Bach - St. Matthew Passion (1769)

    • April 14, 2011, 8 pm
    Church of St. Luke in the Fields
    487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
    First New York performance presented by the Choir of St. Luke in the Fields and period instrument orchestra under the direction of David Shuler. Lecture at 7 pm.
    For more information: 212-414-9414; music@stlukeinthefields.org

    Apollo's Fire
    Bach, Telemann & the Bohemian Gypsies

    • April 15 2011, 8 pm
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
    2747 Fairmount Boulevard, Cleveland Heights OH 44106
    German recorder virtuoso Matthias Maute boldy juxtaposes reconstructed gypsy pieces with the Bach & Telemann concertos he believes they influenced.
    For more information: 1-800-314-2535; info@apollosfire.org; www.apollosfire.org

    Helderberg Madrigal Singers and the Bleecker Consort
    Shakespeare and Love

    • April 15, 2011
    First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
    405 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York  12206
    A unique concert of historically-informed early music around the time of William Shakespeare presented by a rare collaboration between the Helderberg Madrigal Singers and the Bleecker Consort, a blend of a cappella vocal music, combined vocal and early instrumental music, and early instrumental consort pieces.
    For more information: agithler@aol.com; http://www.albanyuu.org/

    Lyra Baroque Orchestra
    Harpsichord Extravaganza:  Music for 2, 3 and 4 Harpsichords

    • April 15, 2011, 8 pm
    Sundin Hall, Hamline University
    St. Paul, MN
    • April 16, 2011, 7:30 pm
    Zumbro Lutheran Church
    Rochester, MN
    With guests Rosana Lanzelotte, Elisabeth Wright,  Paul Boehnke, Tami Morse, Nanette Lunde, and Lyra's Artistic Director, Jacques Ogg
    For more information: info@lyrabaroque.org; http://www.lyrabaroque.org/

    Early Music Guild of Seattle
    A Day on the Town, A Night in Hell

    • April 15, 16, 2011, 7:30 pm
    • April 17, 2 pm
    Moore Theatre
    Seattle, WA
    EMG presents its staged dramatic production, "A Day on the Town, A Night in Hell", a mirthful mixing of Orazio Vecchi’s L’Amfiparnaso and Claudio Monteverdi’s Il ballo delle ingrate.
    For more information: 206-325-7066; emg@earlymusicguild.org; www.earlymusicguild.org

    Bach Collegium San Diego
    J.S. Bach: St. John Passion BWV 245

    • April 15, 2011, 7 pm
    St James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
    La Jolla (San Diego), CA
    • April 17, 2011, 7 pm
    Point Loma Nazarene University
    Point Loma (San Diego), CA
    • April 18, 2011, 7pm
    St Margaret's Episcopal Church
    Palm Desert, CA
    Ruben Valenzuela, Music Director. Soloists include:  Aaron Sheehan, Evangelist; Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Brian Asawa, countertenor; Pablo Corá, tenor.
    For more information: 619-341-1726; info@bachcollegiumsd.org; www.bachcollegiumsd.org

    Brooklyn Baroque
    Venice Observed

    • April 16, 2011, 4 pm
    Morris-Jumel Mansion
    65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032
    Brooklyn Baroque (Andrew Bolotowsky, baroque flute; David Bakamjian, baroque cello; Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord) with guest Gregory Bynum, recorder, will present  music by composers who lived and worked in Venice, featuring sonatas by Antonio Vivaldi, Antonio Lotti, Anna Bon, and Benedetto Marcello, and others.
    For more information: brookbaroq@aol.com; www.brooklynbaroque.com
    Part of the Music at Morris-Jumel Series www.morrisjumel.org/

    Bourbon Baroque
    Music for Holy Week

    • April 16, 2011, 7:30 pm
    • April 17, 2011, 5 pm
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    1406 E. Washington St., Louisville, KY 40206
    Bourbon Baroque expands to include a  chamber choir and orchestra performing Handel's Dixit Dominus, Bach's Cantata 82 Ich Habe Genug with Kristen Liech mezzo-soprano, and Charpentier's Te Deum (H. 146) for a programme entitled Music for Holy Week.
    For more information: 502-614-7178; austin@bourbonbaroque.com; www.bourbonbaroque.com

    Four Nations Ensemble
    Putting on the Ritz with Steve Ross and Ann Monoyios

    • April 20 & 21, 2011, 7 pm
    The Metropolitan Room
    34 West 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue, New York, NY
    Cabaret genius Steve Ross and Baroque Diva Ann Monyios join Four Nations in a program of songs from John Dowland to Vernon Duke in New York's most popular Cabaret theater.
    For more information: 212-928-5708; fournationsinc@aol.com; www.fournations.org

    Julianne Baird with Pro Musica Rara
    Music from a Young Republic

    • April 29, 2011; 8 pm
    Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium
    421 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065-8736
    Salon/Sanctuary is proud to present “national artistic treasure” soprano Julianne Baird with Pro Musica Rara in a concert of music from the milieus of the founding fathers in the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium of the Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, built in 1799 and once home to the daughter of John Adams. Repertoire beloved of Jefferson and Franklin, America’s “Renaissance Men” and first Ambassadors to Paris, will include French songs and arias of Gluck, Grétry, “The Philadelphia Sonata” od Alexander Reinagle, “The Battle of Trenton” by James Hewitt, as well as the English drinking song which became our national anthem.
    For more information: 212-866-0468; www.salonsanctuary.org

    Handel and Haydn Society
    Mozart’s Requiem

    • April 29, 2011, 8 pm
    • May 1, 2011 3 pm
    Symphony Hall
    Boston, MA
    Theatrical. Mysterious. Legendary. Mozart’s final moments are reflected through this masterpiece of drama, intensity, and depth — a work that surrounds itself with mystery and was completed by Mozart’s colleague Süssmayr. Handel’s Dixit Dominus, with its baroque effervescence, could not be more different. Mezzo-soprano Phyllis Pancella, whose voice is described as “lustrous and expressive” by the Seattle Times, makes her Society debut. This unique musical pairing of Mozart and Handel touches all emotions, creating an unforgettable close to the season.
    For more information: http://www.handelandhaydn.org/concerts/2010-2011/mozart-requiem

    Anonymous 4
    Secret Voices, The Sisters of Las Huelgas

    • April 30, 2011, 8 pm
    Town Hall
    Seattle, WA
    Medieval music from the convent of Las Huelgas in Northern Spain,  with special guests Shira Kammen (vielle) and Peter Maund (percussion).
    For more information: 206-325-7066; emg@earlymusicguild.org; www.earlymusicguild.org
    Presented by the Early Music Guild of Seattle

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    May 2011

    The Frick Collection presents
    Les Délices
    In the Apartments of Louis XIV

    • May 1, 2011 5 pm
    The Frick Collection
    1 East 70 St. New York, N.Y.
    Music by Lully, Philidor, Marais, D’Anglebert for violin, baroque oboe, viola da gamba, harpsichord. This is the New York debut of Les Délices.
    For more information: bodig@frick.org; www.frick.org

    American Bach Soloists
    Bach Magnificat & Lotti Mass for Three Choirs

    • May 6, 2011, 8 pm
    St. Stephen’s Church
    Belvedere, CA
    • May 7, 2011, 8 pm
    First Congregational Church
    Berkeley, CA
    • May 8, 2011, 7 pm
    St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
    San Francisco, CA
    • May 9, 2011, 8 pm
    Davis Community Church
    Davis, CA
    Join the American Bach Soloists for their season finale featuring the all-time favorite, Bach's Magnificat, and the West Coast premiere of Lotti's exquisite Mass for Three Choirs, "discovered" barely a decade ago.
    For more information: 415-621-7900; mlafferty@americanbach.net; americanbach.org

    The Toronto Consort
    Songs of the Celestial Sirens

    • May 6, 2011, 8 pm
    • May 7, 2011, 8 pm
    • May 8, 2011, 3:30 pm
    Trinity-St. Paul's Centre
    Montreal, ON
    17th-century Italy witnessed one of the most extraordinary moments in the history of women’s music, with the incredible outpouring of repertoire written by and for women, especially found in the convents of northern Italy. At the Convent of Santa Radegonda in Milan, the compositions of one of the sisters, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, performed by an ensemble of brilliant nuns, drew audiences in such numbers that on public feast days there was sometimes the fear that people might suffocate, so irresistible was the music of the “celestial sirens” as one commentator named them. We have assembled our own group of virtuoso female singers to recreate the thrill of this magnificent music.
    For more information: torontoconsort.org

    The Four Ages of Elizabeth

    • May 6, 2011, 8 pm
    Corpus Christi Church
    529 West 121st Street, New York City
    With Julianne Baird, soprano, and Cheryl Bensman-Rowe, soprano. A century of English music for voice and viols.
    For more information: everyone@parthenia.org; www.parthenia.org

    Sunset Concerts at Saint Luke's presents
    Flanders Recorder Quartet
    “Banchetto Musicale” (musical banquet)

    • May 6, 2011, 8 pm
    Saint Luke's Episcopal Church
    20 University Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030
    Louis-Antoine Dornel (1684-1765) - Sonate en Quatuor; Tarquinio Merula (1595-1665) - two canzons; Bach (1685-1750) - Concerto in a minor BWV 596; Ralph Vaughn Williams (1872-1958) - Suite for Pipes; Jan Van der Roost (b.1956) - three mvmts. from I Continenti (2002); Frans Geysen (b.1936) - On the bottle (2002); & the Flanders' arrangement of three pieces from circa 1400.
    For more information: 408-354-4560 (voicemail); www.sunsetconcerts.org

    Oriana Singers of Vermont
    Bach, St. John Passion

    • May 8, 2011, 4 pm
    St.Paul's Cathedral
    Burlington, VT
    With period instruments, led by Scott Metcalfe; William Metcalfe, conductor.
    For more information: 802-863-2296; william.metcalfe@uvm.edu

    Spiritus Collective
    Bach and his Predecessors

    • May 14, 2011, 8 pm
    Church of St. Mary the Virgin
    145 W. 46 St, New York, NY
    Miller Theatre features TENET and Spiritus Collective in a rousing program for voices, brass, and strings highlighting Bach's German forbearers and his masterpiece Jesu, meine Freude.
    For more information: kriskwapis@gmail.com; www.spirituscollective.org

    Handel Choir of Baltimore
    In Memoriam Transcendent: Mozart Requiem KV626, Bach Cantata 106 Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit

    • May 15, 2011, 4 pm
    St. Ignatius Church
    740 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    Vocal soloists Emily Noël, Monica Reinagel, Aaron Sheehan and Jason Hardy join Handel Choir, the Handel Period Instrument Orchestra and Harmonious Blacksmith in presenting two iconic commemorative works, one from Bach's earliest creative period and the other from Mozart's last.
    For more information: katherine@handelchoir.org; http://www.handelchoir.org/

    Lauda Musicam of Atlanta
    Jewish Influence in Early Music

    • May 20, 2011, 7 pm
    St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
    1790 Lavista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329
    Lauda Musicam of Atlanta, conducted by Jody Miller, is a 40-member community-based renaissance ensemble of wind, string, keyboard, and percussion instruments and voice.  Uncommon Practice, a vocal ensemble directed by Robert Bolyard, will assist.
    For more information: 404-314-1891; lauda.musicam@gmail.com; www.fippleflute.com

    Misterios Ibéricos: Music of Guerrero, Lobo, Morales, Victoria & Vivanco

    • May 21, 2011, 8 pm, Pre-Concert Lecture 7 PM,
    The Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch
    552 West End Avenue (Entrance on W. 87th Street), New York, NY 10024
    • June 18, 12 noon
    Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Lindsey, Chapel,
    15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
    Dark, mysterious and intensely spiritual, the sacred polyphonic compositions of the Iberian school of composers is truly the musical expression of 16th-century Spanish thought. Come with us and experience this magnificent repertoire, some familiar and some less so, but all set with the faithful passion of these exceptional composers.
    For more information: 917-838-4636; info@polyhymnia-nyc.org; www.polyhymnia-nyc.org

    Les Délices
    Myths & Allegories

    • May 14 & 15, 2011, 8 pm
    Tregoning & Co. Gallery
    1300 W 78th St., Cleveland, OH 44102
    • May 23, 2011, 4 pm
    Herr Chapel at Plymouth Church
    2860 Coventry Rd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120
    Weaving dramatic depictions of tales from Homer’s Odyssey together with instrumental chamber music inspired by Greek mythology, this program features soprano and Seattle-native Clara Rottsolk in cantatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre and Thomas-Louis Bourgeois.
    For more information: 216-534-9208  (info); 1-800-838-3006 (tickets); info@lesdelices.org; www.lesdelices.org

    Pittsburgh Baroque Ensemble
    J.S. Bach's Easter Oratorio (BWV 249) and works by Telemann

    • May 22, 2011, 3 pm
    St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
    5801 Hampton Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Pittsburgh Baroque Ensemble will be joined by guest instrumentalists, soloists, and choir to present Bach's Easter Oratorio (BWV 249) and works by Telemann; vocal soloists will be: soprano Sara Botkin, alto Raquel Winnica Young, tenor Guy Russo, and bass Robert Allen Kurth.
    For more information: info@pittsburghbaroque.org; www.pittsburghbaroque.org; www.facebook.com/PittsburghBaroque

    Hurly Burly, the Peterborough Medieval Ensemble
    The Vigorous Impulse: Music of the 12th Century Renaissance

    • May 29, 2011, 2:30 pm
    The Guild Hall, St. John's Anglican Church
    99 Brock Street, Peterborough, Ontario
    A vocal and instrumental celebration of some of the great musical achievements of the 12th century, from Hildegard von Bingen to the trouveres.
    For more information: cindymorgan@trentu.ca; www.celticharper.com/hurlyburly

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    June 2011

    Good Pennyworths
    Songs from Shakespeare: True Love Never Did Run Smooth

    • June 3, 2011, 8 pm
    Advent Lutheran Church
    Broadway at 93rd Street, New York City, NY
    A staged concert consisting of lute songs, ballads and catches sung or incorporated in Shakespeare’s plays, bound together into a new storyline using dialogue excerpted from a number of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.  Erika Lloyd, soprano; Alane Marco, mezzo soprano, Christopher Preston Thompson, tenor; Garald Farnham, baritone and lutes.
    For more information: info@goodpennyworths.com; www.goodpennyworths.com

    Ars Lyrica Houston
    Forbidden Pleasures

    • June 10, 2011, 7:30 pm
    Zilkha Hall
    Hobby Center for the  Performing Arts, Houston, TX
    Ars Lyrica's  2010–11 season concludes with the flamboyant music of the castrati, including works by Alessandro Scarlatti written during the prohibition of opera in Rome. Making their Ars Lyrica debuts with this program are countertenors John Holiday and Ryland Angel.
    For more information: 713-622-7443; kferguson@arslyricahouston.org; www.arslyricahouston.org

    Aston Magna
    England, Be Glad
    • July 2, 2011, 6:00 pm
    pre-concert talk at 5:00 pm
    The Daniel Arts Center at Simon's Rock College
    84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 02130
    Music from the cosmopolitan court of Henry VIII. Aaron Sheehan, tenor; Sarah Cunningham, Jane Hershey, Laura Jeppesen, Emily Walhout, violas da gamba.
    For more information: 413-528-3595; 800-875-7156; astonmagna@optonline.net; www.astonmagna.org


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