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Early Music Concerts 2010-2011: (CA) Musathena presents "Women of the Baroque" -- Concert (2011 March 6)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 22, 2011

Two concerts of Baroque Music by Women Composers performed by one of Canada’s newest baroque ensembles, Musathena.

Members of Musathena: Katherine Hill, soprano; Sheila Smyth & Valerie Sylvester, baroque violins; Rebecca Morton, baroque cello; Sara-Anne Churchill, harpsichord 

Enjoy the rare opportunity to hear some exquisite music written by seldom-heard women composers of the Baroque. The programme will include works by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda and the enigmatic Mrs. Philarmonica. As an added bonus, the ensemble will be premiering a specially-commissioned work by Canadian composer Elizabeth Raum, a setting of a dialogue by Mary Sidney (1561-1621) in honour of Queen Elizabeth I. Countertenor Timothy Wong will join Musathena for this new work.

FIRST CONCERT: Saturday 5th March,  10:30 a.m. , Part of Primavera Concerts’ day-long celebration of the International Women's Day Centenary
St. Barnabas Church, 33 Queenston Street,  St. Catharines
For more information: http://www.primaveraconcerts.ca

SECOND CONCERT: Sunday 6th March at 8 pm
Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society
KWCMS Music Room, 57 Young Street West, Waterloo
For more information: http://www.k-wcms.com