Concordia Baroque celebrates the 260th birthday of Scotland’s acclaimed and beloved poet Robert Burns on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 4 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord. The program takes place in Trinity’s Parish Hall and will last about 50 minutes.
Concordia Baroque — Eileen Cecelia Callahan, soprano; Sheila Beardslee, recorder; Douglas Freundlich, lute; and Alice Mroszczyk, viola da gamba — will perform songs on poems written or collected by Burns as well as other traditional Scottish songs. The program includes Scottish airs played on viola da gamba; several Scottish songs arranged for recorder by Barsanti, and a survey of lute solos. In a forward look, program will also feature Arvo Pärt’s setting of Burns' poem “My heart is in the the Highlands”, adapted for voice, lute, contrabass recorder, and viola da gamba.
Light refreshments follow the recital. $20 suggested donation — $15 for students, seniors, early music society members — supports this program. On-street parking is available. Trinity Episcopal Church is fully handicap-accessible.