Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Early Music Festival Week 1

We begin this year’s Festival on Tuesday Feb 2 at noon, when Christ Church Cathedral’s Music Live at Lunch series hosts the Shakespeare Band. Soprano Jackie Stevens joins Tina Gutierrez and Bill Willits on lutes and early guitars with music from the Renaissance. Free, but lunch is available for $5 if you’re hungry! Downtown.

The very next day, Wednesday Feb 3, noon, another lunchtime music series, this one at Christ Church Glendale, hosts another Renaissance-era ensemble. Consort in the Egg is oriented toward the great variety of wind instruments that flourished during the 15th and 16th centuries, but you never know for sure what you’ll get! Glendale, free.

Saturday Feb 6 has two events. First up at 2:00 is Harpers’ Robin. This band of harps performed a lovely concert last year of troubadour and folk songs from northern Europe, and this year they are back for more. The chapel on the campus of Mount St. Joseph is absolutely beautiful, filled with light on even the snowiest day. The instruments, music, and setting combine memorably. Worth a drive! Delhi, free.

At 4:00 on the 6th is a new event organized by the Collegium Cincinnati. They have invited four different choirs (Cincinnati Boychoir, Xavier University Concert Choir, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, and the Collegium) to perform four Bach cantatas. A feast for JSB lovers! Downtown, tickets $15.

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