The excellent a cappella choir, Stile Antico, and the series return of local standout trio Chatham Baroque highlight the Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh's 2010-2011 season, just announced.
But the most intriguing concert combines early music with early film. The Newberry Consort and soprano Ellen Hargis will open the season performing music of the Elizabethan court to accompany the 1912 silent film (starring Sarah Bernhardt, left), "The Loves of Queen Elizabeth." The concert is presented in association with the University of Pittsburgh Film Studies Department. Stile Antico also touches upon the reign of Queen Elizabeth with its program "A Golden Age: Music of Tudor & Jacobean England."
Voices of Music will peform "An Evening with Bach, with soprano, Laura Heimes, including Bach’s Cantata BWV 82, “Ich Have Genug,” and Air on a G String.
Chatham Baroque joins with Carnegie Mellon University flutist Stephen Schultz for a program of French-inspired Baroque music, featuring Telemann’s Paris Quartets.
Here is the complete line-up:
September 18: Newberry Consort, at Bellefield Auditorium, Oakland
October 9: Stile Antico, at Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside
November 13: Plaine and Easie, at Synod Hall, Oakland
December 11: Baltimore Consort, at Synod Hall
February 19: Voices of Music, at Synod Hall
March 19: Ensemble Caprice, at Synod Hall
April 9: Stephen Schultz, Chatham Baroque and Andrew Appel, at Synod Hall
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