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(US) Bach Society Houston Concert: "Bach Vespers" (6 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on May 01, 2012

Location: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar, Houston TX, US

“The Bach Society presents Bach Vespers this Sunday, the final event of its 30th Anniverary Season, featuring the Bach Choir and Mercury Baroque under the direction of Artistic Director Albert LeDoux. The centerpiece of the program is the cantata O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 20. This opening work of Bach's first complete annual cycle of cantatas for Leipzig is particularly colorful and dramatic. Also on the program are motets by Johann Ludwig Krebs, one of Bach's students, and Thomas Stoltzer. The season ends as it began, with the Geistliche Chormusik of Heinrich Schütz, whose sublime motet So fahr ich hin zu Jesus Christ is the perfect response to Bach's fiery cantata. Soloists are Rebecca Henderson, alto; Patrick Perez, tenor; and Carlton Ford, bass. The guest organist is Hyun Jyung Seoh.   …
    


(US) ArkivMusic Newsletter (01 may 2012): Great Deals on Naïve Label

Contributed by Admin on May 01, 2012
“If you are not yet familiar with the marvelous French label Naïve, what a wonderful opportunity awaits you today, as bundles of some of their early music (and other) treasures are now available in jaw-dropping 4-for-the-price-of-1 packages. We also have a series of Naïve single-disc reissues for just $9.99 each. It all adds up to some irresistible opportunities at ArkivMusic to acquaint yourself with the exceptional sound worlds of Naïve.”
    

(US) Tudor Choir 2012-2013 Concert Season

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2012

From the latest Tudor Choir newsletter (19 apr 2012)

THE TUDOR CHOIR CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY with a five-concert subscription series of four concerts at historic Blessed Sacrament Church in Seattle's University District, where the choir is a resident ensemble, and a Thanksgiving weekend concert at Town Hall. Concert programming will include Tallis' 40-part Spem in alium and Allegri's legendary Miserere, as well as the choir's annual Christmas concert, this year with brass quintet, at the end of December. The season also will see the release of a new Tudor Choir CD--disc of Tudor polyphony that will be previewed in the season opening concert. …


(US) American Bach Soloists (ABS): New Subscriptions for the ABS 2012/13 Season available May 4 2012

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2012
Music Director Jeffrey Thomas and the American Bach Soloists are proud to announce their 2012-13 Season of some of the Baroque’s finest masterworks by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli, and Charpentier.“ …
      

(IT) LIM Antiqua "Antiquarian Booksellers, Autographs, Manuscripts, Music Books"

Contributed by Admin on Apr 30, 2012

For those of you interested in acquiring early music manuscripts, books, or collecting autographs, you may be interested in visiting the LIM Antiqua website. 

Here are some background notes regarding LIM Antiqua: …


(CA) Early Music Fredericton Concert: "The Couperin Dynasty" (6 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 28, 2012
The Couperin family is in many ways synonymous with French baroque music. For nearly 200 years, Couperins were the main musicians at the French court and occupied the organ console at St. Gervais in Paris.
            

(UK) Dunedin Consort & Players Concerts: Brandenburg - Cantata Series (4,6 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 28, 2012

(From the latest Dunedin Consort & Players newsletter)

Locations:
Concert Hall, Perth UK (04 may 2012)
Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh UK (06 may 2012)

Dunedin's final season concerts complete the Brandenburgs set with the impossibly virtuosic Brandenburg concerto number 2 for Trumpet, Violin, Oboe and Recorder. Bach's Cantata BWV 174 is one of those gems that show how Bach re-invented his own music, in this occasion his Brandenburg concerto no 3.
    


(DE) La Riverenza Dance Workshop: "Dances from Purcell's Fairy Queen" (17-20 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 28, 2012

Location: Dortmund, Germany

“In 1692, Henry Purcell's semi-opera "The Fairy Queen" was premiered. Henry Purcell used Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream as a template for the Baroque opera. Philippa Waite has choreographed several songs from the "Fairy Queen" into dances that are taught in this workshop.

Experience in Baroque dance is required for this course.


(US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quote #49: Count Bardi"

Contributed by Admin on Apr 28, 2012

(From a recent Unquiet Thoughts blog post)

“… This morning, we dip into the writings presumably authored by Giovanni de' Bardi, Count of Vernio (1534 – 1612), from his correspondence with Giulio Caccini  (1551 – 1618). Bardi is credited by posterity as a cheerleader for the simpler, more dramatic and expressive monody that led to what we have come to know as Baroque music, in opposition to the headier polyphony that  characterized much music from the 16th century. …”
    


(US) Parthenia, a Consort of Viols Concert: Musica Universalis (5 may 2012)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 28, 2012

Location: Picture Ray Studios, 245 West 18th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) Manhattan, New York NY, US

Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, will present Musica Universalis - Musical Invention in the Age of Discovery, on Saturday, May 5 at 8:00 PM at Picture Ray Studio, 245 West 18th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) in Manhattan. Special guest will be renowned viol virtuoso Sarah Cunningham.

Repertoire will be selections from the late 15th and 16th centuries by Thomas Stolzter, Heinrich Isaac, Vincenzo Ruffo, William Cornish, Christopher Tye, Robert Parsons and William Byrd.
    

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