Our next concert will be another collaboration with the chamber choir Carmina, directed by Vera Kochanowsky, with whom we performed Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri three years ago. For this program of English Renaissance music Ensemble Gaudior will transform itself into a consort of viols, demonstrating yet another aspect of its members’ musical versatility. Featured works will be the Lamentations of Jeremiah by Robert White and William Byrd’s verse anthem Christ Rising Again from the Dead, along with compositions by John Dowland, John Sheppard, and Thomas Tomkins.
The performance will take place on Sunday, March 11, at 5:00 pm at
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda, Maryland
Admission free, donations requested
Free street parking, reception following the concert
More information available at http://www.carmina.org/
To see the full program, click here.
About Ensemble Gaudior
Ensemble Gaudior is dedicated to performing masterpieces of chamber music from the Baroque and Classical eras, using instruments from those periods or careful modern copies. By presenting this repertoire to modern concert audiences, we hope to contribute to the process of moving our world toward greater harmony. (The name Gaudior is borrowed from the musical unicorn in Madeleine L'Engle's book A Swiftly Tilting Planet, who time-travels through the universe joyfully harmonizing with the music of the stars and planets.) Founded in 2000 and based in the Washington D.C. area, the group is built around a core instrumentation of violin and basso continuo, but frequently collaborates with guest artists in order to allow a greater variety of repertoire.