Feel the love on Valentine’s Day weekend when Chatham Baroque is joined by GRAMMY-Award Winning tenor, Aaron Sheehan, and Christa Patton on Italian baroque harp for vocal and instrumental music from 17th century England and Italy. Composers include Henry Purcell, Claudio Monteverdi, and William Lawes plus several equally worthy but relatively unknown composers who are particularly gifted in composing for solo voice and basso continuo. Featured works on Cupid’s Harp include William Lawes’ Harp Consorts written for the unusual combination of violin, viol, harp and theorbo, a toccata by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger for harp and theorbo, the exquisite “Oh, fair Cedaria” by Henry Purcell and the intense “Et è pur dunque vero” by Claudio Monteverdi.
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.