Jonah and the Whale

Ensemble 44

Ensemble 44 presents: Jonah and the Whale, a concert of early music on the subject of sea life and the biblical tale of Jonah and the Whale. Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s cantata, Jonas, is framed with sonatas by Isabella Leonarda, and sea songs by English composers John Dowland, Thomas Ravenscroft, Isabella Leonarda, and others.

Ensemble 44 was born of a wish to explore the works of Baroque women composers. The group has released two CD’s so far. The first, Six by Three, contains works of Jacquet de la Guerre, von Preussen, and Leonarda; and Music of Ladies of the French and Italian Baroque, features works of Strozzi, Leonarda, and Jacquet de la Guerre.

Ensemble 44 Members:
Kendra Comstock, soprano
David Mather, baritone
Nouri Newman, recorder
Ishmael Stefanov-Wagner, violin
Hannah Davidson, viola da gamba
Kathleen McDougald-Lee, harpsichord

COVID Protocol: Proof of vaccination at the door, masks required at all times.

$20 Suggested Donation
, 8:00 pm

First Church of Cambridge
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA
United States
Recital & Concert