Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Bach Akademie Charlotte: Bach and the Class of '85

The University of Iowa
Concert Hall, Voxman Music Building

The Larry G. and Ann Howard Jones Vocal Ensemble Residency Program presents

Bach Akademie Charlotte
Scott Jarrett, conductor
with the University of Iowa Kantorei

FREE and open to the public.

PROGRAM

SCHÜTZ Selig Sind die Toten, SWV 391 (from Geistliche Chormusik, Op 11)
D. SCARLATTI Stabat Mater
MONTEVERDI Audi coelum (from Vespro della Beata Virgine, 1610)
BACH Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229
SCHÜTZ Musikalische Exequien, Op. 7, SWV 279-281
  I. Concert in Form einer teutschen Begräbnis-Missa
  II. Motette: Herr, wenn ich nur Dich habe
  III. Canticum B. Simeonis: Herr, nun lässest Du deinen Diener

Arguably the world’s most famous musician, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) produced over 1,100 pieces of music in his lifetime, a legacy that continues to inspire musicians and audiences around the globe. A “Bach Akademie” is a German term, and indeed a tradition, for a collection of musical events and other activities focused on the study of Bach and his influence in his time and ours.

Artists:
Soprano: Margaret Carpenter Haigh, MaryRuth Lown, Nola Richardson, Sarah Yanovitch
Alto: Jay Carter, Liz Eschen
Tenor: Patrick Muehleise, Steven Soph
Bass: John Buffett, Jason Steigerwalt

Continuo: Guy FIshman, cello; John Lenti, theorbo; Nicolas Haigh, organ

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Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Bach Akademie Charlotte: Bach and the Class of '85

Christ Episcopal Church
1412 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

Bach Akademie Charlotte
Scott Jarrett, conductor
with the University of Iowa Kantorei

Tickets available HERE

PROGRAM

SCHÜTZ Selig Sind die Toten, SWV 391 (from Geistliche Chormusik, Op 11)
D. SCARLATTI Stabat Mater
MONTEVERDI Audi coelum (from Vespro della Beata Virgine, 1610)
BACH Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229
SCHÜTZ Musikalische Exequien, Op. 7, SWV 279-281
  I. Concert in Form einer teutschen Begräbnis-Missa
  II. Motette: Herr, wenn ich nur Dich habe
  III. Canticum B. Simeonis: Herr, nun lässest Du deinen Diener

Arguably the world’s most famous musician, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) produced over 1,100 pieces of music in his lifetime, a legacy that continues to inspire musicians and audiences around the globe. A “Bach Akademie” is a German term, and indeed a tradition, for a collection of musical events and other activities focused on the study of Bach and his influence in his time and ours.

Artists:
Soprano: Margaret Carpenter Haigh, MaryRuth Lown, Nola Richardson, Sarah Yanovitch
Alto: Jay Carter, Liz Eschen
Tenor: Patrick Muehleise, Steven Soph
Bass: John Buffett, Jason Steigerwalt

Continuo: Guy FIshman, cello; John Lenti, theorbo; Nicolas Haigh, organ

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Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Bach Akademie Charlotte: Bach and the Class of '85

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
Davidson, NC

Bach Akademie Charlotte
Scott Jarrett, conductor
with the University of Iowa Kantorei

Tickets available HERE

PROGRAM

SCHÜTZ Selig Sind die Toten, SWV 391 (from Geistliche Chormusik, Op 11)
D. SCARLATTI Stabat Mater
MONTEVERDI Audi coelum (from Vespro della Beata Virgine, 1610)
BACH Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229
SCHÜTZ Musikalische Exequien, Op. 7, SWV 279-281
  I. Concert in Form einer teutschen Begräbnis-Missa
  II. Motette: Herr, wenn ich nur Dich habe
  III. Canticum B. Simeonis: Herr, nun lässest Du deinen Diener

Arguably the world’s most famous musician, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) produced over 1,100 pieces of music in his lifetime, a legacy that continues to inspire musicians and audiences around the globe. A “Bach Akademie” is a German term, and indeed a tradition, for a collection of musical events and other activities focused on the study of Bach and his influence in his time and ours.

Artists:
Soprano: Margaret Carpenter Haigh, MaryRuth Lown, Nola Richardson, Sarah Yanovitch
Alto: Jay Carter, Liz Eschen
Tenor: Patrick Muehleise, Steven Soph
Bass: John Buffett, Jason Steigerwalt

Continuo: Guy FIshman, cello; John Lenti, theorbo; Nicolas Haigh, organ

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Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

L'Académie du Roi Soleil - Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing: Music for Commemoration and Remembrance

  • Sloan Music Center, Tyler-Tallman Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

L’Académie du Roi Soleil opens its 2019-2020 season with a program entitled Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing: Music for Commemoration and Remembrance. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War and Veterans Day, the program reflects on loss, conflict, the trauma of war, and reconciliation, and features as its centerpieces Howells’ ravishing memorial motet Take Him, Earth for Cherishing and Parry’s Songs of Farewell. The texts and composers traverse the range of human history from the fourth century to the present day, including works by Elgar, MacMillan, Weelkes, and Vaughan Williams. L’Académie du Roi Soleil is delighted to present this music with an octet comprised of the country’s finest soloists and ensemble singers. The program will last approximately 75 minutes with a short intermission.

After an artistic residency at Davidson College, L’Académie du Roi Soleil presents this concert in collaboration with Davidson’s Collegium Musicum.

For ticket information, please click here.

Program
Robert Ramsey - How are the Mighty Fallen
Edward Elgar - They are at Rest*
Douglas Guest - For the Fallen*
Thomas Weelkes - When David Heard*
Herbert Howells - Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing

William Henry Harris - Holy is the True Light
Cuthbert H. H. Parry - Songs of Farewell
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Valiant-For-Truth
James MacMillan - O Radiant Dawn

*In collaboration with Davidson’s Collegium Musicum

Artists
Margaret Carpenter Haigh and Madeline Healey, soprano
Kim Leeds and Ashley Mulcahy, mezzo-soprano
Steven Bradshaw and Gene Stenger, tenor
Luc Kleiner and Jason Steigerwalt, bass
Nicolas Haigh, director



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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

L'Académie du Roi Soleil - Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing: Music for Commemoration and Remembrance

L’Académie du Roi Soleil opens its 2019-2020 season with a program entitled Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing: Music for Commemoration and Remembrance. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War and Veterans Day, the program reflects on loss, conflict, the trauma of war, and reconciliation, and features as its centerpieces Howells’ ravishing memorial motet Take Him, Earth for Cherishing and Parry’s Songs of Farewell. The texts and composers traverse the range of human history from the fourth century to the present day, including works by Elgar, MacMillan, Weelkes, and Vaughan Williams. L’Académie du Roi Soleil is delighted to present this music with an octet comprised of the country’s finest soloists and ensemble singers. The program will last approximately 75 minutes with a short intermission.

Program
Robert Ramsey - How are the Mighty Fallen
Edward Elgar - They are at Rest
Douglas Guest - For the Fallen
Thomas Weelkes - When David Heard
Herbert Howells - Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing

William Henry Harris - Holy is the True Light
Cuthbert H. H. Parry - Songs of Farewell
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Valiant-For-Truth
James MacMillan - O Radiant Dawn

Artists
Margaret Carpenter Haigh and Madeline Healey, soprano
Kim Leeds and Ashley Mulcahy, mezzo-soprano
Steven Bradshaw and Gene Stenger, tenor
Luc Kleiner and Jason Steigerwalt, bass
Nicolas Haigh, director



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Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

L'Académie du Roi Soleil - Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing: Music for Commemoration and Remembrance

L’Académie du Roi Soleil opens its 2019-2020 season with a program entitled Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing: Music for Commemoration and Remembrance. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War and Veterans Day, the program reflects on loss, conflict, the trauma of war, and reconciliation, and features as its centerpieces Howells’ ravishing memorial motet Take Him, Earth for Cherishing and Parry’s Songs of Farewell. The texts and composers traverse the range of human history from the fourth century to the present day, including works by Elgar, MacMillan, Weelkes, and Vaughan Williams. L’Académie du Roi Soleil is delighted to present this music with an octet comprised of the country’s finest soloists and ensemble singers. The program will last approximately 75 minutes with a short intermission.

Ticket information
General Admission: $35
Seniors (65+ with valid ID): $20
Students (with valid ID): $5
Veterans: FREE*

Tickets available here.

*To reserve FREE Veteran tickets, please fill out this form.

Program
Robert Ramsey - How are the Mighty Fallen
Edward Elgar - They are at Rest
Douglas Guest - For the Fallen
Thomas Weelkes - When David Heard
Herbert Howells - Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing

William Henry Harris - Holy is the True Light
Cuthbert H. H. Parry - Songs of Farewell
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Valiant-For-Truth
James MacMillan - O Radiant Dawn

Artists
Margaret Carpenter Haigh and Madeline Healey, soprano
Kim Leeds and Ashley Mulcahy, mezzo-soprano
Steven Bradshaw and Gene Stenger, tenor
Luc Kleiner and Jason Steigerwalt, bass
Nicolas Haigh, director

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Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Newberry Consort: A Mexican Christmas

Journey with us to 17th-century Mexico City, where the sonorous singing of nuns wafts into the city’s Zócolo (main plaza) and a band of villanciqueros (folk musicians) plays the jubilant music of the Christmas season. Featuring over thirty singers and instrumentalists, A Mexican Christmas is a wholly fresh and original holiday concert that celebrates the exuberant and diverse musical traditions of Mexico. Tickets $10-$25, available HERE.

Convent Ensemble:
Ellen Hargis, soprano & co-director
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Salomé Sandoval, soprano
Lucía Mier Y Teran Romero, soprano
Elena Mullins, soprano
Allison Selby Cook, alto
Beverly Simmons, alto
Candace Smith, alto
Rachel Begley, bajón
Claire Happel Ashe, harp
Frances Conover Fitch, organ
Katherine Shuldiner, viola da gamba

Villancico Band
featuring EnsAmble Ad-Hoc & artists from the Newberry Consort
Francy Acosta, soprano & co- director
Jose Luis Posada, guitars & co-director
Carolina Gómez, soprano
Magaly Cordero, alto
Nythia Martinez, alto
Matthew Dean, tenor
Arturo Osorio, tenor
Eric Miranda, baritone
Camilo Rasquin, baritone
Brandon Acker, baroque guitar
Raúl Fernández, jarana
Patricio Leija, leona
Zacbe Pichardo, harp
Javier Saume, percussion
Brandi Berry Benson, violin
David Douglass, violin

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Newberry Consort: A Mexican Christmas

Journey with us to 17th-century Mexico City, where the sonorous singing of nuns wafts into the city’s Zócolo (main plaza) and a band of villanciqueros (folk musicians) plays the jubilant music of the Christmas season. Featuring over thirty singers and instrumentalists, A Mexican Christmas is a wholly fresh and original holiday concert that celebrates the exuberant and diverse musical traditions of Mexico. Tickets $10-$25, available HERE.

Convent Ensemble:
Ellen Hargis, soprano & co-director
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Salomé Sandoval, soprano
Lucía Mier Y Teran Romero, soprano
Elena Mullins, soprano
Allison Selby Cook, alto
Beverly Simmons, alto
Candace Smith, alto
Rachel Begley, bajón
Claire Happel Ashe, harp
Frances Conover Fitch, organ
Katherine Shuldiner, viola da gamba

Villancico Band
featuring EnsAmble Ad-Hoc & artists from the Newberry Consort
Francy Acosta, soprano & co- director
Jose Luis Posada, guitars & co-director
Carolina Gómez, soprano
Magaly Cordero, alto
Nythia Martinez, alto
Matthew Dean, tenor
Arturo Osorio, tenor
Eric Miranda, baritone
Camilo Rasquin, baritone
Brandon Acker, baroque guitar
Raúl Fernández, jarana
Patricio Leija, leona
Zacbe Pichardo, harp
Javier Saume, percussion
Brandi Berry Benson, violin
David Douglass, violin

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Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Newberry Consort: A Mexican Christmas

Journey with us to 17th-century Mexico City, where the sonorous singing of nuns wafts into the city’s Zócolo (main plaza) and a band of villanciqueros (folk musicians) plays the jubilant music of the Christmas season. Featuring over thirty singers and instrumentalists, A Mexican Christmas is a wholly fresh and original holiday concert that celebrates the exuberant and diverse musical traditions of Mexico. Tickets $10-$25, available HERE.

Convent Ensemble:
Ellen Hargis, soprano & co-director
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Salomé Sandoval, soprano
Lucía Mier Y Teran Romero, soprano
Elena Mullins, soprano
Allison Selby Cook, alto
Beverly Simmons, alto
Candace Smith, alto
Rachel Begley, bajón
Claire Happel Ashe, harp
Frances Conover Fitch, organ
Katherine Shuldiner, viola da gamba

Villancico Band
featuring EnsAmble Ad-Hoc & artists from the Newberry Consort
Francy Acosta, soprano & co- director
Jose Luis Posada, guitars & co-director
Carolina Gómez, soprano
Magaly Cordero, alto
Nythia Martinez, alto
Matthew Dean, tenor
Arturo Osorio, tenor
Eric Miranda, baritone
Camilo Rasquin, baritone
Brandon Acker, baroque guitar
Raúl Fernández, jarana
Patricio Leija, leona
Zacbe Pichardo, harp
Javier Saume, percussion
Brandi Berry Benson, violin
David Douglass, violin

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Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Scaramella: Musica Secreta

  • University of Toronto: Victoria Chapel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 1579, Duke Alfonso II of Ferrara brought his new bride, Margherita of Gonzaga, to the Este court at Ferrara. Knowing that this union was likely his last chance to produce a male heir and thereby secure his dynastic succession, Alfonso worked to create a luxurious atmosphere suitable for entertaining and beguiling his fifteen-year-old wife with an ensemble of singers and instrumentalists who gave private concerts just for the household and their invited guests. We will recreate an evening entertainment from the Este court, with specialist singers who incorporate stylistically appropriate physical and facial gestures to bring to life the full meaning of the text.

Artists:
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Sarah Coffman, soprano
MaryRuth Lown, soprano

Joëlle Morton, viola bastarda
Esteban La Rotta, lute and guitar
Nicolas Haigh, harpsichord

Tickets available HERE.

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Mar
8
3:00 PM15:00

L'Académie du Roi Soleil: Lenten Music from the Chapelle Royale

Christ Episcopal Church
1412 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

Couperin - Leçons de Ténèbres pour le mercredi saint
Couperin - Magnificat
Le Sieur de Machy - works for solo gamba

Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Hannah De Priest, soprano
David Bevan Ellis, viola da gamba
Nicolas Haigh, organ

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Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Copy of L'Académie du Roi Soleil: Lenten Music from the Chapelle Royale

First Presbyterian Church
617 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

Couperin - Leçons de Ténèbres pour le mercredi saint
Couperin - Magnificat
Le Sieur de Machy - works for solo gamba

Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Hannah De Priest, soprano
David Bevan Ellis, viola da gamba
Nicolas Haigh, organ

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Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Apollo's Fire: St. Matthew Passion

Bach’s resplendent masterpiece is rarely performed live, due to the extraordinary forces required: 2 orchestras, 2 choirs, soloists, and children’s choir. Jeannette Sorrell leads a dramatic presentation, with singers performing from memory in the character roles. Bach’s resounding sense of community envelopes the performance as the audience joins in singing the chorales – just as Bach’s congregation did nearly 300 years ago.

Tickets available HERE.

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Apr
3
7:30 PM19:30

Apollo's Fire: St. Matthew Passion

Bach’s resplendent masterpiece is rarely performed live, due to the extraordinary forces required: 2 orchestras, 2 choirs, soloists, and children’s choir. Jeannette Sorrell leads a dramatic presentation, with singers performing from memory in the character roles. Bach’s resounding sense of community envelopes the performance as the audience joins in singing the chorales – just as Bach’s congregation did nearly 300 years ago.

Tickets available HERE.

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Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Apollo's Fire: St. Matthew Passion

Bach’s resplendent masterpiece is rarely performed live, due to the extraordinary forces required: 2 orchestras, 2 choirs, soloists, and children’s choir. Jeannette Sorrell leads a dramatic presentation, with singers performing from memory in the character roles. Bach’s resounding sense of community envelopes the performance as the audience joins in singing the chorales – just as Bach’s congregation did nearly 300 years ago.

Tickets available HERE.

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Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Treacherous Love: Passion and Vengeance in 18th Century France

L’Académie du Roi Soleil

Christ Episcopal Church
1412 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

Tickets: $35 General, $15 Student/Senior
Available at the door or here

Drinks reception to follow

Jean Féry Rébel - Violin Sonata No. 5
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault Medée
Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre Semelé

Cynthia Black, baroque violin
Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Nicolas Haigh, harpsichord

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Apr
25
12:30 PM12:30

Treacherous Love: Passion and Vengeance in 18th Century France

L’Académie du Roi Soleil

Tate Hall at Central Piedmont Community College
1206 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204

Free admission

Jean Féry Rébel - Violin Sonata No. 5
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault Medée
Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre Semelé

Cynthia Black, baroque violin
Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Nicolas Haigh, harpsichord

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Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri

L’Académie du Roi Soleil

Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Sarah Coffman, soprano
Kim Leeds, alto
Nathan Dougherty, tenor
Daniel Fridley, bass

Alan Choo, violin
Alice Culin-Ellison, violin
David Bevan Ellis, viola da gamba
Nicolas Haigh, organ and direction

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Winston-Salem, NC

More information TBA

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Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri

L’Académie du Roi Soleil

Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Sarah Coffman, soprano
Kim Leeds, alto
Nathan Dougherty, tenor
Daniel Fridley, bass

Alan Choo, violin
Alice Culin-Ellison, violin
David Bevan Ellis, viola da gamba
Nicolas Haigh, organ and direction

Sharon Presbyterian Church Chapel
Charlotte, NC

Tickets: $25/$15
More information TBA

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Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

Fiery & Wild

Baroque and Beyond

Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
William Simms, theorbo
Barbara Krumdieck, cello
Beverly Biggs, harpsichord

Featuring music by Strozzi, Mazzocchi, and Monteverdi

Chapel of the Cross
304 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC

Tickets available here

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