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22-Nov-2009
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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**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music