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September 11 at 6:00 PM
An Die Musik Live, Baltimore, Maryland

Ayreheart
with guest vocalist Audrey Tornblom

For more information, call (410) 385-2638.

September 13 at 7:30 PM
The Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia

The Mediæval Bæbes

For more information, call (703) 549-7500.

September 19 at 7:30 PM
La Maison Française, Washington, DC

Henry Purcell: The Food Of Love
Songs of Henry Purcell from the Theatre and Chapel

Paul Agnew, tenor
Anne-Marie Lasla, viola da gamba
Thomas Dunford, theorbo
Béatrice Martin, harpsichord

Experience the best of Henry Purcell's vocal music, sung by the world renowned baroque specialist – Paul Agnew. A vibrant tribute to the 350th anniversary of Purcell's birth! Joined by an outstanding group of continuo players led by gambist Anne-Marie Lasla, Mr. Agnew will create a special atmosphere of intimate music-making.

A wine reception to meet the artists will follow the concert.

For more information, call (202) 944-6400.

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September 24 at 7:30 PM
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda, Maryland

Ayreheart
with guest vocalist Audrey Tornblom

For more information, call (301) 493-8300.

September 25 at 3:00 pm
National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

The Washington Bach Consort
A Vintage Year: 1685

Johann Sebastian Bach -- Concerto in C Minor for Oboe, Violin & Orchestra, BWV 1060R
Domenico Scarlatti -- Missa Breve, La Stella
George Frideric Handel -- Dixit Dominus
Johann Sebastian Bach -- Cantata: Aus der Tiefe rufe ich, BWV 131

All three were born in 1685: Now in their twenties, Handel and Scarlatti engage in a friendly professional rivalry in Rome, while the young Bach in Mühlhausen, Germany turns from secular to sacred works. We'll hear Bach's earliest surviving cantata and a concerto written for two harpsichords in its later transcription, with Concertmaster Andrew Fouts and oboist Geoffrey Burgess.

For more information, call (202) 429-2121.

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September 25 at 6:30 pm
Concerts at the National Gallery of Art, West Garden Court, Washington, DC

Ole Hass, tenor, Kate Vetter Cain, soprano, and Harmonious Blacksmith
Italian arias from Monteverdi to Haydn

For more information, call (202) 842-6941.

September 25 at 7:00 PM
One Circle, Silver Spring, Maryland

Ayreheart

For more information, call (301) 949-8984.

September 28 at 6:00 PM
Elizabethan Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC

Folger Early Music Seminar: A New Song: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible

September 30 at 8:00 PM
Elizabethan Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC

The Folger Consort
with Risa Browder, viol/violin
Adam Pearl, organ
Alice Robbins, viol/cello
Henry Valoris, viola
and Cathedra

A New Song: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible

English composers Thomas Thomkins and Orlando Gibbons, and later Henry Purcell and John Blow, were inspired by the visionary, world-changing translation of the Bible completed under the sponsorship of King James in 1611. Musical settings of biblical verse and other sacred works from the reigns of James I and II are complemented by instrumental fantasies and lively dances by Coperario, Locke, and Purcell.

Free pre-concert discussion at 7:00 pm.

For more information, call (202) 675-0379.

Coming This Month
Ayreheart

Cathedra

The Folger Consort

Folger Early Music Seminar

Harmonious Blacksmith

The Mediæval Bæbes

The Washington Bach Consort