Upcoming Performances:

Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

St Columba’s Episcopal Church
4201 Albemarle St. NW Washington DC 20016
Suggested donation: $20/$15


Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Beverley Hills Community United Methodist Church
3512 Old Dominion Boulevard Alexandria VA 22305
Suggested donation: $20/$15

Program:

All pieces by Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
* Sonata in D major for viola da gamba, cello, and basso continuo
* Fugue in C major for organ
* Sonata in F major for 2 violins, viola da gamba, and basso continuo
* Membra Jesu nostri (a cycle of 7 short cantatas, each one a meditation on a different part of the body of Christ on the cross: feet, knees, hands, side, breast, heart, and face)

Performers

Carmina Chamber Choir
     Vera Kochanowsky, director
Ensemble Gaudior
     Alexandra MacCracken, violin & director
with Leslie Nero, violin; Amy Domingues, viola da gamba;
Doug Poplin, cello; Thomas MacCracken, organ

 

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 L¹Engle¹s 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.