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January 2019

$10 – $35

Ayreheart–Centuries Collide

January 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

GRAMMY-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane founded Ayreheart in 2010 out of the desire to write new music for the lute—the most popular instrument of the Renaissance— and make it accessible to a wider audience. Joined by versatile musicians Willard Morris and Mattias Rucht, the original music of Ayreheart reflects elements of Celtic, Folk, Bluegrass, and Renaissance music. Ayreheart will be special guests at Chatham Baroque’s Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions for pre-schoolers and their grownups. Shows are at McClintic Hall, Calvary…

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Arizona Early Music Society

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Program: Repertorio Español Presented with the generous support of the Tucson Desert Song Festival. Visit Website

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February 2019

$10 – $30

Chatham Baroque: Cupid’s Harp @ Upper St. Clair

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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…

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Free – $8

PB&J: Cupid’s Harp – February 16

February 16

Shows at 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM at Calvary Episcopal Church in McClintic Hall For Valentine’s Day, there’s no substitute For the harp, violin, gamba and lute. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the baroque harp up close when guest harpist extraordinaire Christa Patton joins Chatham Baroque for English and Italian dances of all kinds from the 17th century.   Adults: $8 Children: $5 2-&-Under: FREE   TICKETS See all PB&J events With guest: Christa Patton (harp) Listen. Play. Laugh. Learn. Chatham Baroque’s wildly…

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$10 – $30

Chatham Baroque: Cupid’s Harp @ Synod Hall

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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…

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$10 – $30

Chatham Baroque: Cupid’s Harp @ Chatham University

February 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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…

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March 2019

Free – $8

PB&J: Corelli’s Violin – March 23

March 23

Shows at 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM at Calvary Episcopal Church in McClintic Hall Italian composers are fun to say, Corelli, Poglietti, Valentini, hooray! Special guest, ACRONYM violinist Edwin Huizinga will join Chatham Baroque for this jam session. ACRONYM will perform their program From Venice to Vienna later that evening. Click here to learn more about that concert.   Adults: $8 Children: $5 2-&-Under: FREE   TICKETS See all PB&J events With guest: Edwin Huizinga (violin) Listen. Play. Laugh. Learn. Chatham Baroque’s wildly…

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$10 – $30

ACRONYM–From Venice to Vienna

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“Groundbreaking, gutsy and fresh” –Early Music America   The Ensemble: Playing with “…consummate style, grace, and unity of spirit” (The New York Times), eleven-musician baroque string ensemble ACRONYM has been dedicated to giving modern premieres of the wild instrumental music of the seventeenth century since 2012. This is a not-to-be-missed first appearance on the Renaissance & Baroque Concert Series. ACRONYM’s musicians can also be heard in Apollo’s Fire, Tafelmusik, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Early Music Festival, the English Concert,…

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Free

A Concert Celebrating the 334th Birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conductor Don Franklin, Chatham Baroque, and other special guests come together for this FREE annual concert (and cake reception) in celebration of J.S. Bach’s birthday. Read the TribLIVE article about the event   Program: Double concerto for violin and oboe BWV 1060R Andrew Fouts, violin Sarah Huebsch, oboe Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit Cantata 115 Crossley Hawn, soprano Kristen Dubenion-Smith, alto Michael Lynn, flute Sarah Huebsch, oboe d’amore Don Franklin, conductor The Church of the Redeemer 5700 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh,…

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April 2019

$10 – $30

Chatham Baroque: From Battles to Ballets @ Upper St. Clair

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In memory of Emily Norman Davidson. This program of seventeenth-century music by Heinrich Biber, Phillip Jakob Rittler, and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer deploys a veritable army of musicians. A band of two baroque trumpets, nine strings, continuo, and percussion explores the exhilarating, programmatic music of armed conflict known as battalia, in contrast with the beauty and charm of baroque dance as portrayed in whimsical balletti. Preview on Classical WQED-FM 89.3 “Voice of the Arts” podcast   Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:30…

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Free – $8

PB&J: Shake, Rattle and Roll – April 6

April 6

Shows at 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM at Calvary Episcopal Church in McClintic Hall Plan to come early and sit very near, Percussionist Danny Mallon is here!   Adults: $8 Children: $5 2-&-Under: FREE   TICKETS See all PB&J events With guest: Danny Mallon Listen. Play. Laugh. Learn. Chatham Baroque’s wildly popular Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions are designed especially for preschool children and their accompanying grown ups. Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions are hosted by certified Kindermusik teacher Lynda Wingerd, and encourage young children to…

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$10 – $30

Chatham Baroque: From Battles to Ballets @ Synod Hall

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In memory of Emily Norman Davidson. This program of seventeenth-century music by Heinrich Biber, Phillip Jakob Rittler, and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer deploys a veritable army of musicians. A band of two baroque trumpets, nine strings, continuo, and percussion explores the exhilarating, programmatic music of armed conflict known as battalia, in contrast with the beauty and charm of baroque dance as portrayed in whimsical balletti. Preview on Classical WQED-FM 89.3 “Voice of the Arts” podcast   Saturday, April 6, 2019, 8:00…

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$10 – $35

Chatham Baroque: From Battles to Ballets @ Chatham University

April 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In memory of Emily Norman Davidson. This program of seventeenth-century music by Heinrich Biber, Phillip Jakob Rittler, and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer deploys a veritable army of musicians. A band of two baroque trumpets, nine strings, continuo, and percussion explores the exhilarating, programmatic music of armed conflict known as battalia, in contrast with the beauty and charm of baroque dance as portrayed in whimsical balletti. Preview on Classical WQED-FM 89.3 “Voice of the Arts” podcast   Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2:30…

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$10 – $30

Handel’s Messiah with Pittsburgh Camerata

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Messiah

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Free

J.S. Bach Johannespassion, BWV 245

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The First Church Choir is joined by soloists and the period instrument ensemble Chatham Baroque, to present Bach’s monumental Johannespassion, BWV 245. The St. John Passion, first sung on Good Friday in 1724 at the Nikolaikirche in Leipzig, is one of two surviving passions by Bach. It is a work of incredible scope, musical beauty, and textual richness. Soloists will include Dennis Shuman, Jonas Budris, Wee Kiat Chia, Christopher Humbert, Matthew Cramer, Elizabeth McConnaughey, and Margaret Wells. Kevin Jones will…

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$10 – $30

Quicksilver–Stile Moderno: New music from 17th-century Italy

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

TICKETS $10-$30 All ticket prices are $5 more at the box office. “Revered like rock stars within the early music scene” –New York Times Program: Stile Moderno: New Music from 17th-century Italy Quicksilver’s Stile Moderno examines modern music as it was invented by virtuoso instrumental composers in 17th-century Italy. It is also an exploration of those composers’ new invention, the sonata: a pure instrumental work, with no agenda but imagination. Led by co-directors and violin virtuosi Julie Andrijeski and Robert Mealy,…

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May 2019

$11.49

“Going for Baroque” with Four Nations Ensemble & Amor Artis

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Joined by the virtuosi of the Four Nations Ensemble, the singers of Amor Artis present an early evening concert of psalms and sonatas by Baroque masters Handel, Monteverdi, Buxtehude, Telemann, Rosenmüller, and Stradella. Festive psalm settings and vocal trios will be performed alongside gorgeous instrumental sonatas. TICKETS

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$27.78

Chatham Baroque at Piccolo Spoleto 2019

May 25 - May 31

Chatham Baroque: Andrew Fouts (violin) Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba) Scott Pauley (theorbo & baroque guitar)   All performances will be held at St. Philip’s Church 142 Church St. Charleston, SC 29401   Program   Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 3:00PM – The Glories of Handel Soprano Pascale Beaudin makes her Piccolo Spoleto debut in this stunning program that features Georg Frederic Handel’s “Gloria” for soprano and strings. The program also includes the delightful “Softly sweet in Lydian Measures” and…

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September 2019

Free – $8

PB&J: Say Darlin’ Say

September 7

Chatham Baroque presents Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions – Saturday morning musical adventures especially for preschool children and their grown-ups. Saturday, September 7 Say Darlin’ Say with guest Ellen Gozion, vocals and banjo Kicking off a new season of PB&J with our friend Ellen, a banjo she’ll play. Shows at 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM at Calvary Episcopal Church in McClintic Hall Tickets: $8 Adults / $5 Children / FREE for Children 2 & Under TICKETS – 10:00 AM TICKETS…

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$30

Chatham Baroque at Hyde Hall

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A Mediterranean Odyssey Sunday, September 15, 5:30 PM Hyde Hall, Cooperstown, NY Price: $30 TICKETS Join Chatham Baroque for a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean and enjoy graceful minuets from France, lively ciaconnas from Italy, and sultry jacaras from Spain.

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$10 – $30

The Four Nations Ensemble & Chatham Baroque @ Westminster Presbyterian Church

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Foreign Accents Sonatas and Cantatas by Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti Friday, September 20, 7:30 PM Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair (more info) Other concerts Saturday and Sunday. Price: $10–$30 Tickets cost $5 more at the concert. TICKETS SUBSCRIPTIONS The season begins with a special joint presentation on both the Renaissance & Baroque and Chatham Baroque series. The Four Nations Ensemble and Chatham Baroque unite to explore works written by some of the Baroque’s most famous vocal composers in languages…

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$10 – $30

The Four Nations Ensemble & Chatham Baroque @ Synod Hall

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Foreign Accents Sonatas and Cantatas by Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti Saturday, September 21, 8:00 PM Synod Hall, Oakland (more info) Other concerts Friday and Sunday. Price: $10–$30 Tickets cost $5 more at the concert. TICKETS SUBSCRIPTIONS The season begins with a special joint presentation on both the Renaissance & Baroque and Chatham Baroque series. The Four Nations Ensemble and Chatham Baroque unite to explore works written by some of the Baroque’s most famous vocal composers in languages and styles beyond…

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$10 – $30

The Four Nations Ensemble & Chatham Baroque @ Campbell Memorial Chapel

September 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Foreign Accents Sonatas and Cantatas by Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti Sunday, September 22, 2:30 PM Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University (more info) Other concerts Friday and Saturday. Price: $10–$30 Tickets cost $5 more at the concert. TICKETS SUBSCRIPTIONS The season begins with a special joint presentation on both the Renaissance & Baroque and Chatham Baroque series. The Four Nations Ensemble and Chatham Baroque unite to explore works written by some of the Baroque’s most famous vocal composers in languages and…

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October 2019

$10 – $30

Sylvia Berry

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Haydn in London Classical Sonatas on an Original 1806 Fortepiano Saturday, October 5, 8 PM 5 PM lecture/fortepiano demonstration Synod Hall, Oakland (more info) Price: $10–$30 Tickets cost $5 more at the concert. TICKETS SUBSCRIPTIONS One of North America’s leading exponents of the fortepiano, Sylvia Berry makes her Pittsburgh debut with sonatas by Haydn, Clementi, and J.C. Bach, and Beethoven’s Variations on “God Save the King,” performed on an original John Broadwood & Son fortepiano. For a time, Haydn lived…

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Free – $8

PB&J: Miss Melody meets Mr. Harmony

October 12

Chatham Baroque presents Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions – Saturday morning musical adventures especially for preschool children and their grown-ups. Saturday, October 12 Miss Melody meets Mr. Harmony Melody, harmony, rhythm combine, it’s just like magic and truly sublime. Shows at 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM at Calvary Episcopal Church in McClintic Hall Tickets: $8 Adults / $5 Children / FREE for Children 2 & Under TICKETS – 10:00 AM TICKETS – 11:30 AM Especially for preschool children and their…

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Free

RADical Days 2019 – Chatham Baroque with WQED-FM

October 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free Admission (no registration required) An all ages concert of spirited music by well known Baroque masters Bach and Corelli, as well as lesser known greats Buxtehude and Castello.  Featuring Andrew Fouts (violin), Patricia Halverson (viola da gamba), and Scott Pauley (theorbo) performing in the beautiful, light-filled, and acoustically superb Hicks Memorial Chapel at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. The program will be recorded live by WQED-FM and the station’s host Jim Cunningham will lead a lively musical discussion after the performance.…

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$100

“Porpora Rivals & Disciples” with Four Nations Ensemble

October 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Nicola Porpora, born in Naples, teacher to the greatest singers of Europe (including Farinelli) and competition to Handel in London exerted influence in Naples, Venice, London and Vienna.  Handel was his competition and Haydn was his lackey.  No composer wrote more beautifully for the voice and his cello concerto is a little known masterwork or lyricism.  Join Loretta with Pascale Beaudin and the Four Nations Ensemble in this tour of 18th century musical Europe with Vivaldi, Handel, Haydn and Porpora.…

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November 2019

Free – $8

PB&J: The Airy Violin: Music of Henry Purcell

November 16

Chatham Baroque presents Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions – Saturday morning musical adventures especially for preschool children and their grown-ups. Sat. November 16 The Airy Violin: Music of Henry Purcell with guests Jay Carter, countertenor, and Evan Few, violin A great countertenor sings music by Purcell for PB&J (as an extra rehearsal). Shows at 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM at Calvary Episcopal Church in McClintic Hall Tickets: $8 Adults / $5 Children / FREE for Children 2 & Under TICKETS…

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$10 – $30

Chatham Baroque – Welcome to All the Pleasures @ Synod Hall

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Welcome to All the Pleasures Henry Purcell’s Odes to Saint Cecilia Saturday, November 16, 8:00 PM Synod Hall, Oakland (more info) One other concert on Sunday. Price: $10–$30 Tickets cost $5 more at the concert. TICKETS Chatham Baroque welcomes Pittsburgh Camerata, under the direction of Mark Anderson, and countertenor Jay Carter for a colossal program featuring Henry Purcell’s radiant choral music composed in homage to the patron saint of music, Saint Cecilia. Joining the choir are trumpets, tympani, oboes, recorders,…

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$10 – $30

Chatham Baroque – Welcome to All the Pleasures @ Campbell Memorial Chapel

November 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Welcome to All the Pleasures Henry Purcell’s Odes to Saint Cecilia Sunday, November 17, 2:30 PM Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University (more info) One other concert on Saturday. Price: $10–$30 Tickets cost $5 more at the concert. TICKETS Chatham Baroque welcomes Pittsburgh Camerata, under the direction of Mark Anderson, and countertenor Jay Carter for a colossal program featuring Henry Purcell’s radiant choral music composed in homage to the patron saint of music, Saint Cecilia. Joining the choir are trumpets, tympani,…

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