This program will feature early English Christmas music such as As it fell on a Holie Eve, The Cradle, The Night Watch, Sweet was the Song the Virgin Sung, Out of the Orient Crystal Skies, the Shearmen & Tailors carol Lully, lulla and Divisions on Greensleeves by composers William Byrd, Thomas Ravenscroft, Anthony Holborne, Thomas Morley, John Bull and others.
Tickets for the December 8 concert are $33. For ticket orders and more information, call 973-408-3917 or visit www.drew.edu/community.
Julianne Baird has been hailed as one of the most extraordinary voices in the service of early music that this generation has produced. She possesses a natural musicianship which engenders singing of supreme expressive beauty. She maintains a busy concert schedule of solo recitals and performances of baroque opera and oratorio and has appeared as soloist with many major symphony orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnanyi, the Brooklyn Philharmonic under Lukas Foss, the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Parthenia, which consists of Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley and Lisa Terry, has been hailed by the New Yorker as one of the brightest lights in New Yorks early-music scene, is a dynamic ensemble exploring the extraordinary repertory for viols from Tudor England to the court of Versailles and beyond. Known for its remarkable sense of ensemble, Parthenia is presented in concerts across America, and produces its own lively and distinguished concert series at Corpus Christi Church in New York City, collaborating regularly with the worlds foremost early music specialists and has been featured on radio and television and in prestigious festivals and series including Music Before 1800, Maverick Concerts and the Regensburg Tage Alter Musik.
This event is part of Drew University’s da Camera concert series, which is sponsored by the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation. It is also being made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and additional funding from the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation. Parthenia is a fiscally sponsored organization of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Parthenia is a member of Early Music America.
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