LIFT YOUR SPIRITS, FEED YOUR SOUL!
Samuel Carabetta, Artistic Director
HANDEL + HAYDN SOCIETY
With Margot Rood, Soprano
The Handel and Haydn Society is the oldest continually performing arts organization in America (1815), yet its approach to Baroque and Classical music is refreshingly vibrant and alive. Virtuosos in period instrument performance, the musicians of H+H are dedicated to playing great masterworks with all the immediacy they had when they were first written, connecting as directly as possible with the composer. In their Georgetown Concert Series debut, H+H’s concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky and principals Susanna Ogata (violin), Guy Fishman (cello), and Ian Watson (harpsichord) will present a program of sparkling, virtuoso solo and trio sonatas by Corelli, Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel. They will be joined by H+H star soprano — and St. John’s own — Margot Rood singing stunning Italian cantatas by Handel and Vivaldi. Join us for an evening of masterful, stirring performances. This is as authentic as it gets!
“A phenomenal performance…the music crackled with delight.” — The Boston Globe
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NEW YORK POLYPHONY
SING THEE NOWELL!
New York Polyphony is regarded as one of the finest vocal chamber ensembles in the world. Praised for a “rich,natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts” (National Public Radio), the four men apply a distinctly modern touch to repertoire that ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered works, has not only earned New York Polyphony two GRAMMY nominations and wide acclaim, but also helped to move early music into the classical mainstream.
Sing thee Nowell offers an intimate meditation on the Christmas season. This program delivers a spellbinding experience spanning nine centuries of music, featuring New York Polyphony’s signature fusion of historically informed performance of traditional works with new compositions.
“…four male singers of superb musicianship and vocal allure.” – The New Yorker
The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is proud to inspire people through music and share the joy of singing. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the group performs repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements; versatility and a celebration of diverse musical expression is central to the ensemble’s performance ethos. Join us for their return performance!
“The singing of VOCES8 is impeccable in its quality of tone and balance. They bring a new dimension to the word ‘ensemble’ with meticulous timing and tuning.” – Gramophone
SKYLARK Vocal Ensemble
PRE-CONCERT LECTURE AT 3 PM
Skylark is a premier vocal ensemble of leading American vocal soloists, chamber musicians, and music educators.Their dramatic performances have been described as “gripping” (The Times of London) and “awe-inspiring” (Boston Music Intelligencer). With “some of Boston’s best singers” (Boston Globe), the voices of Skylark “can sway you softly into calm and then all but throw you across the room with sheer harmonic force” (Thought Catalog).
Skylark’s program entitled Masterpiece, will offer musical reflections of the visual arts from the ancient to the modern. Over the centuries art has inspired music, and music has inspired art.