Exploring the cantus firmus tradition in instrumental music from Tallis to Purcell
Sunday, January 26th at 4:00
Sudler Recital Hall
We continue our tradition of programs with commentary by a Yale graduate student based on their research, with Cat Slowik curating a program of music based on the "In nomine" cantus firmus for viol consort and keyboard.
Die schöne Müllerin
by Franz Schubert
Saturday, September 21st at 5:00
First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Avenue, New Haven
We begin the season with a concert featuring guest artists, Jesse Blumberg, baritone and David Breitman, fortepiano performing Schubert's song cycle of youthful longing and loss, Die schöne Müllerin (the beautiful maid of the mill). This performance, featuring an 1819 model fortepiano, will be Elm City Consort's first venture into the 19th century, and we can't wait.
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photography by Arielle Doneson
Elm city consort
Come, my Beloved
Music with texts from The Song of Songs
Saturday, May 9th; details to follow
The vivid, erotic texts of The Song of Songs have inspired composers for centuries. In this concert we will collaborate with our long-terms partners, the Schola Antiqua Choir of St. Thomas's in an exploration of 17th century settings including music by Monteverdi, Schütz, Sances and others.
Enfin la beauté
Music of the French court at the turn of the 17th century
Sunday, November 10th at 5:00
Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St Ronan Street, New Haven
In this concert we will explore the vast repertoire of courtly songs ("airs de cour") and instrumental music from approximately 1575 through 1700 by composers including Claude Le Jeune, Charles Tessier, Etienne Moulinieé and Pierre Guédron. The Elm City Consort viols and continuo players will be joined by guest vocalists Elizabeth Baber Weaver, soprano; Evanna Lai, mezzo-soprano, Corey Shortwell, tenor and Edward Vogel, baritone.