Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Night Music

A Night at the Opera

Since its inception, opera’s extravagant sets, over-the-top costumes, and legendary superstars have kept the genre wildly popular. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century music lovers who couldn’t get enough of opera’s expensive thrills brought it into their homes on a smaller scale through arrangements of overtures and arias, operatically-inspired instrumental music, and theatrical cantatas or “Singspiels” such as those on our program by Michael Haydn (Der Bassgeiger du Wörgl) and Thomas Arne (The Morning). We also introduce our own arrangement of Mozart’s concert aria “Per questa bella mano” for bass and obbligato double bass. With guest singers Laura Heimes and Graham Bier

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Powel House
244 South 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106

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Mar
25
3:00 PM15:00

A Palm Sunday Concert - The Christ Church Choir

Bruce J. Barber II, director

Stabat Mater, Pergolesi
Adoramus te, Christe, Monteverdi
Cantata 150: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, J. S. Bach

The Christ Church Choir will be joined by a period instrument ensemble in this concert of music at the start of Holy Week. Pergolesi's stunning Stabat Mater, scored for women's voices and strings, strikingly depicts Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the foot of the cross at Jesus' crucifixion. Monteverdi's Adoramus te, Christe is an 8-part motet which proclaims with the Church of Good Friday that the Christ's death on the cross redeems the world. Bach’s moving Cantata 150 Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul is mainly a presentation of Psalm 25; Christ himself called upon the psalms of David at the time of his crucifixion. Bach’s Cantata 150 ties us directly to the crucifixion while rooting us firmly in the resurrection.

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Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

Tempesta di Mare

Fantaisie

Georg Philipp Telemann: Ouverture “La Burlesque”
François Couperin: Ritratto dell’ amore
Jean-Féry Rebel: Fantaisie
George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6 No. 4
Johann Sigismund Kusser: Cicala della cetra d’Eunomio III

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue. Chestnut Hill

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Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Tempesta di Mare

Fantaisie

Georg Philipp Telemann: Ouverture “La Burlesque”
François Couperin: Ritratto dell’ amore
Jean-Féry Rebel: Fantaisie
George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6 No. 4
Johann Sigismund Kusser: Cicala della cetra d’Eunomio III

American Philosophical Society | Ben Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street. Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

aMuse Consort

Flow My Tears

Cathartic music of Renaissance England for viols, voices, and lute. Dowland, Byrd, and more. With guests Robin Bier, Graham Bier, and Richard Stone. Free will offering will be taken.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
19 S. 10th Street

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Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Handel & Haydn Society

Bach Christmas

J.S. Bach: Cantata 36, Schwingt freudig euch empor (“Soar Joyfully Upwards”)
J.S. Bach: Cantata 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (“Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life”), featuring Jesu, Joy
of Man’s Desiring
J.L. Bach: Uns ist ein Kind geboren (“Unto Us a Child is Born”)
Biber: “Mystery” Sonata No. 1, The Annunciation
Martin Roth: “Populi omnes jubilate” from Florilegii Portensis II

NEC's Jordan Hall

 

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Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Handel & Haydn Society

Bach Christmas

J.S. Bach: Cantata 36, Schwingt freudig euch empor (“Soar Joyfully Upwards”)
J.S. Bach: Cantata 147, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (“Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life”), featuring Jesu, Joy
of Man’s Desiring
J.L. Bach: Uns ist ein Kind geboren (“Unto Us a Child is Born”)
Biber: “Mystery” Sonata No. 1, The Annunciation
Martin Roth: “Populi omnes jubilate” from Florilegii Portensis II

NEC's Jordan Hall

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Dec
10
3:00 PM15:00

Brandywine Baroque

Glorious Sounds

Celebrate the season with J. S. Bach’s Cantata 61, Nun komm der heiden Heiland, Tartini’s Violin Concerto Let me say farewell, Pergolesi’s Concerto for flute, two Vivaldi Concertos and Handel’s Gloria.

The Barn at Flintwoods
205 Center Meeting Road, Greenville, DE 19807

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Dec
9
2:30 PM14:30

Brandywine Baroque

Glorious Sounds

Celebrate the season with J. S. Bach’s Cantata 61, Nun komm der heiden Heiland, Tartini’s Violin Concerto Let me say farewell, Pergolesi’s Concerto for flute, two Vivaldi Concertos and Handel’s Gloria.

Lutheran Church of Our Savior
20276 Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

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Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Brandywine Baroque

Glorious Sounds

Celebrate the season with J. S. Bach’s Cantata 61, Nun komm der heiden Heiland, Tartini’s Violin Concerto Let me say farewell, Pergolesi’s Concerto for flute, two Vivaldi Concertos and Handel’s Gloria.

The Barn at Flintwoods
205 Center Meeting Road, Greenville, DE 19807

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Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Tempesta di Mare

The Holidays in Italy

To usher in some Mediterranean warmth and light: chamber music from Venice, Rome and Naples spanning the late Renaissance to the high baroque by Vivaldi, Gabrieli, Pez, Falconieri and Valentini. Something festive, peaceful, and heraldic to remedy the dark and chill of winter.

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue. Chestnut Hill

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Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Tempesta di Mare

The Holidays in Italy

To usher in some Mediterranean warmth and light: chamber music from Venice, Rome and Naples spanning the late Renaissance to the high baroque by Vivaldi, Gabrieli, Pez, Falconieri and Valentini. Something festive, peaceful, and heraldic to remedy the dark and chill of winter.

Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
23 South 38th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

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