February 4 at 7:00 PM at St. Mary Mother of God in Washington, DC
February 5 at 7:00 PM at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC
The Countertop Ensemble
From Darkness to Light
Music by Tallas, Casals, Leighton, Monk, Gabrieli, Chilcott, Parry, Stanford, Byrd, Wood and Bruckner.
Concert gradually increases in light as it progresses; it begins in candlelight.
These are fundraising concerts for the Countertop Ensemble's upcoming tour.
For more information, call 866-364-6418.
February 5 at 6:30 pm
Concerts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Music by Renaissance composers for lute and voice
Presented in honor of Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes
Asteria will also have a family activity (ages 7 and up) at the National Gallery's West Garden Court at 1:00 PM, bringing to life the songs of medieval Burgundy, transporting listeners back to the age of chivalry. Eric and Sylvia will demonstrate their instruments, sing songs and talk about what it was like in the medieval world of knights, ladies, troubadours, and kings.
For more information, call (202) 842-6941.
February 11 at 8:00 pm
Dumbarton Concerts, Historic Dumbarton Church, Georgetown
Step into our candlelit sanctuary and prepare to be “carried away” by the other-worldly beauty of this six-voice a capella ensemble in a program of luminous settings of lamentations from Palestrina and Victoria to Robert White – Elizabeth I’s Master of Choristers. The sheer emotional intensity of this music sung by Norway’s leading vocal ensemble will melt away your everyday cares by the time the candles are extinguished and the last notes of Gesualdo’s glorious Misesere are sung in enveloping darkness.
For more information, call (202) 965-2000.
February 19 at 4:00 PM
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
ArcoVoce expands their core ensemble to present a period instrument rendition of Bach's Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, as well as vocal works featuring soprano Rosa Lamoreaux.
For more information, call 202-387-2151 x277.