Sol y Sombra
Drawing on many years of experience performing Baroque music from Spain and Latin America, including two ground breaking CDs, Sol y Sombra, and Españoleta, Chatham Baroque heightens the contrasts between the sacred and secular musical traditions. On the one hand was the sol: the bright, joyful, festive dances. On the other hand was sombra: the darker, mystical, liturgical and devotional music. Sol y Sombra is offered as an instrumental-only program or with the addition of long-time collaborators, Nell Snaidas (soprano) or José Lemos (countertenor).
Celebrating the Divine in Baroque Italy
This holiday concert explores George Frideric Handel and the Italian influences that shaped him. Major works include Handel’s exuberant and virtuosic Gloria; Alessandro Scarlatti’s tender Christmas cantata, O di Betlemme altera; and sacred songs from Claudio Monteverdi’s collection, Selva morale e spirituale. Rounding out the program are instrumental sonatas and dances by Vivaldi and Kapsperger.
Note: This program can be adapted to fit any season of the year!
Pascale Beaudin (soprano)