Chanticleer returns in a special program to commemorate 30 years of vocal brilliance. Filled with the hallmarks of their repertoire, the harmonious evening includes works by Palestrina, Byrd, Mahler, traditional folk songs, spirituals, plainsong, and chant.
Center for the Arts, Fairfax, VA
For more information, call (703) 993-8888.
April 5 at 8:00 PM
American University Chamber Singers
Join the AU Chamber Singers for their annual early music program for voices and period instruments. This collection of works by Baroque composers includes Dietrich Buxtehude's Ad pedes: Ecce super montes, William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices, and Johann Sebastian Bach's Motet Jesu, meine Freude.
For more information, call (202) 885-3143.
Chatham Baroque and Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano
For more information, call (202) 842-6941.
VIVALDI: Sinfonia from Senna Festeggiante
Holloway / Linden / Mortensen Trio
Veracini was called madcap, Vivaldi was of course the "red priest," Leclair was said to have played like an angel, and Corelli's first name is Arcangelo!
Plus works by Boismortier and F. Couperin.
Heart's Ease: A Renaissance Band
Celebrate the April birthdays of two Renaissance geniuses (Leonardo daVinci and William Shakespeare) with an evening of rarely heard early music, performed on shawms, cornetto, Renaissance tromboni, krummhorns, recorders, and the like. The evening includes popular pieces from the time by Isaac, Francesco d'Ana, Giovanni Gastoldi, Thomas Morley and Anthony Holborne performed by five of the Washington area's leading early music performers.
Center for Spirtual Enlightenment, Falls Church, VA
For more information, call (571) 239-5288.
Washington premieres of Missa Vestiva i colli, Motets in 5 and 6 parts
For more information, call (202) 625-2855.
Colin St. Martin, baroque flute; June Huang, baroque violin; Jay Wilcox, harpsichord and organ; Burke Baroque; Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre
Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, including Sonata in G major for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1019, Sonata in B minor for flute and harpsichord, BWV 1030, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Burke, VA
For more information, call (703) 455-2500.
Pro Musica Rara
Cynthia Roberts, violin; Allen Whear, cello; Dongsok Shin, harpsichord
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
For more information, call (410) 547-9000, ext. 238.
April 18 at 8:00 PM
Macbeth's enchanted homeland has a fascinating musical tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. This trove of Scottish riches -- traditional and courtly, simple and sophisticated -- is explored with medieval accounts of battle, songs from the 16th and 17th centuries, distinctive Scottish music for pipes and fiddle, and music from the French allies of the Scots, preserved only in Edinburgh.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre, The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC
For more information, call (202) 544–7077.