American Baroque Orchestra
Mark Bailey, artistic director
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Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 4pm, West Hartford Hartford, Connecticut
Musical Memory: Sounds of the Slavic Courts
featuring the American Baroque Singers
St. John’s Episcopal Church
In Musical Memory: Sounds of the Slavic Courts, the American Baroque Singers perform works of the 17th and 18th century Slavic culture, ranging from the sacred to secular gems of the choral repertoire. The program features a variety of works, including monophonic chant, part-songs, motets, anthems, and sacred concertos from the Slavic Baroque period. Through the music, the program tells a story of how the soundscapes of this period was built on the foundation and memory of ancient Slavic chant, creating repertoire that is powerful, sublime, and transcendent.
Sunday, April 2nd at 4pm, West Hartford, Connecticut
Hebrew Song and Splendor: Sephardic Music of 18th Century Amsterdam
The American Baroque Orchestra
Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford, Connecticut
In Hebrew Song and Splendor, The American Baroque Orchestra and Singers, uncover the lost gems of the Jewish community in 18th century Amsterdam. The program includes a variety of musical settings, including works of Abraham Caceres, M. Mani, and Cristiano Lidarti, as well as sacred melodies as originally sung by the great cantors of the period. The listener experiences the intersection of ancient Hebrew chant and the vibrant, pulsating sounds of the high Baroque. Such music uplifts the soul and heightens the mind into new soundscapes.
Voyage to the Colonies
June 2017 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
The colonists return for another incredible voyage! The American Baroque Orchestra re-enlivens music of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving, the psalms and prayers that united the earliest New England communities, the distinctive art music of the Ephrata Cloister and the Moravians, and the music that was in the ears of George Washington when he became President. The program also features European music by renowned composers such as Felix Mendelssohn, representing the continual flow of new influence and interchange of ideas that permeated the American spirit.
And our August 2017 Choral Festival in New Haven, Connecticut…
Choral Imagination: Baroque Theater and Beyond
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