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Published 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month to over 6,000 subscribers. Naomi Morse, Editor
Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc., New York, New York
January 19, 2012

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  What's New

  Of Special Interest

  Event Listings
     
Brooke Bryant and Sally Sanford
      The Canby Singers
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Amuse
    ♦  Opera Lafayette
    ♦  Jessica Gould, Daniel Swenberg, Bradley Brookshire, & The Rose of The Compass Ensemble
    ♦  Choir of Corpus Christi Church
    ♦  The Sinfonia Players
    ♦  ARTEK
    ♦  Abendmusik

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Conferences
APAP_2012(72dpi)CMAOur GEMS Live! booking agency exhibited at both the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) and Chamber Music America (CMA) annual national conferences this month.  The 3-hour showcase concert GEMS produced on January 7th in conjunction with the APAP conference featured 6 ensembles, and was filled to capacity for the entire show.  Our sincere thanks to those of you who attended to support our local artists!  Wendy Redlinger, our Senior Artist Representative, reports that she made valuable contacts with over 30 presenters at the APAP booth and showcase, and dozens more at CMA.  All of this translates to paying engagements for our ensembles throughout North America.

Challenge Grant
Thanks again to donors whose generosity enabled us to meet the challenge of raising $20,000 to match a grant from the LaSalle Adams Fund.  You are all "gems!" The list is here.

An International Early Music Website
Earlymusicnews.org We'd like to draw your attention to a website devoted entirely to early music-- EarlyMusicNews.org.  The site was created in July 2005 and publishes early music news and  related items from all over the world. News items are submitted by the editorial staff or through the site’s membership; they have been posting news from our e-newsletter for almost a year.  We encourage you to submit your own news items, use the site as a reference for early music when traveling around the world, or just browse their extensive database of early music links.
Of Special Interest

Nathaniel Watson Nathaniel Watson was an active participant in New York's vocal scene in the 1980s and 90s, appearing with major symphony orchestras, opera companies, and period instrument ensembles before moving to Montreal.  He returns to the City for an unusual and profound program crafted from bass arias and recitatives, with continuo and cello obbligato, by J.S. Bach on Friday, February 3rd.  The program was inspired by Franz Schubert's great two-part song cycle, Die Winterreise (Winter Journey), in which the poet/protagonist is a young man struggling with unrequited love. The texts of Bach's sacred cantatas also speak of the journey of the soul, and the difficulty of living life free from earthly challenges. The hope is for rest and recompense in heaven. In both Bach and Schubert, release is only possible in death.  The music, however, rewards both musicians and listeners alike with its beauty and deep humanity.  Join Nat and the Sinfonia Players-- cellist Christine Gummere, and organist John Scott-- for this extraordinary Winter’s Journey.

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 Event Listings
Sally Sanford graphic(4in)Brooke Bryant and Sally Sanford, sopranos
with Rosamond Morley, viola da gamba
Alexandra Snyder Dunbar, harpsichord

Les Nymphes de Diane: French Baroque Duets for two sopranos
Music of Couperin, Bernier, Marais, and D’Anglebert

Sunday, January 22 at 2 pm     Tickets: $15-$20
303 Bond Theatre, 303 Bond Street (at Union Street), Brooklyn


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Gerrit von Honthorst_The Matchmaker_1625The Canby Singers
Chiaroscuro: Darkness and Light in Renaissance Works
Music of Monteverdi, Lassus, Schein and Hassler
Sheila Schonbrun, director

Sunday, January 22 at 4 pm     Tickets: $10
Church of St. Charles Borromeo, 21 Sidney Place, Brooklyn Heights

Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $15-$20
Reception to follow concert

Church of St. Joseph, 371 6th Avenue (between Waverly Pl. and Washington Pl.), Manhattan

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Opera Lafayette_LROpera Lafayette
Le Roi et le fermier
Ryan Brown, conductor
Didier Rousselet, director and actor
Modern World Premiere production


Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $25-$65
Post-concert reception with the artists - $300

Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, 33 West 60th Street (at Broadway), Manhattan

Click here for full details or call 202-546-9332
Amuse_Angels+DemonsAmuse
Robert Isaacs, conductor

Angels + Demons: From Heaven to Hell (and back again?)
Come on a musical journey from damnation to salvation through the music of Lassus, Palestrina, Praetorius, Aichinger, Victoria, Byrd, Caplet, Montoya, Barber and more.

Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 pm     Tickets: $15-$25
Reception to follow concert

St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 552 West End Avenue at West 87th Street, Manhattan

Click here for full details or call 212-877-6898
Venice TileSalon/Sanctuary Concerts presents
La Serenissima: Music of Venice and Her Others

Jessica Gould, soprano; Daniel Swenberg, theorbo; Bradley Brookshire, organ
and The Rose of The Compass Ensemble - Nina Stern, recorders & chalumeau; Ara Dinkjian, oud; Glen Velez, percussion

Motets of Monteverdi, Strozzi, and Rigatti performed in alteration with music of the Turkish, Armenian, and Dalmatian communities.

Sunday, January 29 at 3 pm     Tickets: $15-$25
The Chapel of St. Bartholomew's, 325 Park Avenue (at East 51st Street), Manhattan

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Ronn McFarlane_photo by Indigo Rod StudiosMusic Before 1800 presentsLouise Basbas_photo by Richard Termine
the Choir of Corpus Christi Church
Cantate Domino
Louise Basbas, director and organ
Ronn McFarlane, lute

Sunday, January 29 at 4 pm     Tickets: $10-$45
$10 student rush tickets at the door

Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

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Nathaniel WatsonThe Sinfonia Players
A Bach Winterreise
Bass arias and recitatives from various cantatas tracing the soul's journey through life.
Nathaniel Watson, baritone
Christine Gummere, cello
John Scott, organ


Friday, February 3 at 8 pm     Tickets: $12-$20
Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, Manhattan

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ARTEK_Barbara_for_webARTEK
Winter Mini-Festival: Music of Johann Rosenmüller

ARTEK_ryland_angelSolo Cantatas and Instrumental Music
Friday, February 10 at 8 pm
Featuring Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano; Ryland Angel, countertenor; Cynthia Freivogel, violin leader

Vespers in the Grand Venetian Style
Saturday, February 11 at 8 pm
Eight singers, strings, historical brass and winds
With members of Piffaro and guest Michael Collver, cornetto

piffaroBoth concerts at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 552 West End Avenue at West 87th Street, Manhattan

Plus Chant Camp with Susan Hellauer of Anonymous Four
Saturday, February 11 at 11 am
Immanuel Lutheran Church,122 East 88th Street (undercroft), Manhattan

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AbendmusikJacqueline Horner Kwiatek_photo by Christian(72dpi x 2in)
Germany Finds its Voice in the 17th Century
Featuring Jacqueline Horner Kwiatek, mezzo soprano
with Judson Griffin, MaƂgorzata Ziemnicka, Patricia Ann Neely, Carlene Stober, Elizabeth Weinfield, and Rick Erickson

Thursday, February 16 at 7 pm     Tickets: $10-$20 suggested donation
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 65th Street and Central Park West, Manhattan

Click here for full details or call 212-877-6815
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Other Upcoming Events... (click on the date for more info)

Friday, January 20 at 8 pm - Empire Viols, Second Presbyterian Church, NYC
Thursday, January 26 at 8 pm - ARTEK Series, Gwedolyn Toth, fortepiano, Immanuel Lutheran
     Church, NYC

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