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La Spirita** - A Consort of Viols - Princeton, NJ

 “What does one do with a Chest of Vyolls?  Vyoll treasures from the Renaissance and beyond”

On Sunday, November 22nd, La Spirita will be performing at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 407 Nassau Street , at Cedar Lane , Princeton , NJ 08540 . The performance will take place at 3:00pm. Parking is available on local streets. Suggested donation is $15, $10 for senior citizens and students.

The program will include pieces for violas da gamba and voice by Bull, Dowland, Bach, Pachelbel, Farmer and Ferrabosco. Also on the program will be music by Henry Purcell whose 350 birthday is celebrated this year, and Will Ayton, Professor of Music at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island . 

The viola da gamba is a Renaissance, bowed and fretted instrument that is held between the knees. It was popular from the late 15th century through the early 17th century. La Spirita will be playing treble, tenor and bass violas da gamba.

La Spirita is a Princeton-based ensemble that has been performing together for over 15 years. Members include Lynn Fergusson, treble viol and voice, Patricia Hlafter, treble viol, Judith Klotz, tenor viol, Mary Benton, tenor viol and Amy Warren, bass viol.

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February 01 2015
Feb-01-2015
Melomanie with La Bernardinia.**
Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord,  join forces with the Wilmington-based baroque and new music ensemble, Melomanie. Our joint concert of provocative pairings will feature 21st century music from Brazil for recorder and harpsichord by Pitombeira, a work for large ensemble by Pennsylvania composer Anthony Mosakowski, baroque music for two harpsichords, and works by Marcello and Vivaldi. The performance will take place in a beautiful museum venue.

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2PM
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
melomanie.tix.com

**La Bernardiniais a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
April 19 2015
Apr-19-2015
La Bernadinia**, Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord will be joined by organist Chad Fothergill to perform works from popular collections such as The Division Flute, The Division Viol, The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Byrd's Parthenia in-Violata, Hume's First Part of Ayres, and Locke's Little Consort.

Enjoy a spring afternoon with delightful early English chamber music in the lovely acoustics of University Lutheran Church.  Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3PM.

University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation
3637 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free will offering

**La Bernadinia is a member of the Guild of Early Music.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music