More from the HIP (that's historically informed performance) trio:
Chatham Baroque returns to the Early Music Series of Piccolo Spoleto for the third consecutive year for six concerts in six days beginning on Sunday, May 25 at 3 p.m. Each of the six performances takes place in the beautiful and historic French Huguenot Church, 136 Church St., Charleston, SC, 29401. Chatham Baroque, consisting of Andrew Fouts, baroque violin, Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba, and Scott Pauley, baroque guitar and theorbo, will be joined by Erika Cutler, violin, Danny Mallon, percussion and José Lemos, countertenor, for three of the performances during the week. Tickets at $21 are available at the door and online at www.piccolospoleto.com.
Chatham Baroque's first concert on May 25th features music from the ensemble's most recent CD Bach & Before. This program includes virtuosic sonatas by Bach and his Austrian predecessors including Dietrich Buxtehude and Heinrich Biber. Masterpieces for the violin are the focus for the The Virtuosic Violin program May 26th, with the famous Chaconne for solo violin by J.S. Bach as the program's centerpiece. The Grand Tour on May 27th tours Europe with works for two violins from English, Italian, German and Spanish composers including Vivaldi, Corelli and Telemann. Violinist Erika Cutler will join the ensemble for this program. The Genius of Bach on May 28 features intimate works by Bach, including a suite for solo German lute by Bach, the Chaconne for solo violin, and other chamber works. In May 29th's Mediterranean Nights, spicy Spanish dances are juxtaposed with elegant French suites. Chatham Baroque is joined by Erika Cutler, violin, and Danny Mallon, percussion. May 30th marks the final concert by Chatham Baroque and guests Erika Cutler, violin, Danny Mallon, percussion and José Lemos, countertenor. Sol y Sombra features dances and vocal music from 17th and 18th century Guatemala, Mexico and Spain.