Tenor Aaron Sheehan returns to Chatham Baroque’s stage along with baroque harpist Christa Patton for a love-filled program of music from Italy and England. Songs by Dowland, Purcell, and Monteverdi are sure to make you swoon. The unconventional combination of violin, gamba, harp, and theorbo give life to the rarely-heard Harp Consorts by William Lawes.
In their pre-concert talk at 1:30 PM, Chatham Baroque musicians will describe the path taken in creating Cupid’s Harp, a diverse program of 17th century vocal and instrumental repertory featuring several songs by Venetian Claudio Monteverdi, one of the most important masters of the early baroque. Monteverdi’s highly expressive and more formal style contrasts with music of a more folky nature on the program, including dances by William Lawes, and love songs and ballads from English sources. Guest instrumentalist Christa Patton will join the Chatham Baroque musicians on stage to introduce her beautiful Italian baroque harp.
Sunday, February 17, 2019, 2:30 PM | Pre-concert talk at 1:30 PM
Campbell Memorial Chapel
Chapel Hill Road, Chatham University, Shadyside, 15232
All ticket prices are $5 more at the box office.