Seicento Baroque Ensemble is Colorado’s premier choir specializing in performances of 17th and 18th century choral music under Artistic Director Evanne Browne. The auditioned chamber choir uses historically informed performance practices and period instruments as it brings to life the rarely heard gems of Monteverdi, Carissimi, Schütz, Purcell, Biber, Mielczewski, Scheidt, Charpentier, Vejvanovsky and others. Seicento Baroque Ensemble’s concerts are performed by early music specialists playing baroque strings, violas da gamba, harpsichord, recorders, sackbuts, baroque flute and baroque oboe, and vocal soloists.
Seicento Baroque Ensemble will present Dixit Dominus: music by G. F. Handel.
G.F. Handel, composer of the all-time choral favorite Messiah, lived in Rome in his early 20s where he was highly influenced by Italian music styles. In 1707, while opera was temporarily banned in the Papal States, Handel wrote cantatas, oratorios, and sacred music including Dixit Dominus, an extraordinary tour-de-force for chorus and orchestra.
Performing with period instruments, Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents Handel’s Dixit Dominus, conducted by Artistic Director, Evanne Browne, and featuring sopranos Amanda Balestrieri and Kathryn Radakovich, tenor Todd Teske, and guest mezzo soprano Barbara Hollinshead from Washington, D.C.
“While Handel is most known for Messiah, we at Seicento pride ourselves in finding and performing lesser-known work from the 17th century,” said Browne. “Our outstanding vocalists singing with the historic instruments provides a unique and beautiful experience for all ages.”
l 2: Kaleidoscope A virtuostic trio of legends: Bill Douglas, piano, Ty Burhoe, tabla, and Sandra Wong, violin - - A celebration of rich and joyful music ranging from Celtic, African, Swedish, and Indian music to brilliant classical, jazz, and funk arrangements. An afternoon to remember!
Every concert series needs an excellent venue and the beautiful Stanley Hotel is the perfect mountain setting for an hour of wonderfully relaxing Sunday afternoon entertainment. We are grateful to the Stanley Hotel Management and staff for their incredible support and generosity. Music Festival attendees will receive a 20% discount for brunch or dinner on the day of the concert, courtesy of the Stanley Hotel Cascade Restaurant. Additional parking is available next to the Concert Hall and behind the Stanley Hotel.
Thank you to Bob’s Piano Service, our weekly and series sponsors, and the Griffin Foundation.
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