Friday, December 4th 2020
6-7pm & 8-9pm
Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church Cambridge, MA
PLEASE NOTE: All concert attendees must purchase their tickets in advance, and will be required to confirm that they have not had any symptoms of covid-19 within the seven days prior to the concert. No walk-in tickets will be allowed.
Henry Purcell Musick for a while Z. 583
Giovanni Zamboni Aggeggio for solo lute
Purcell Here the Deities Approve Z. 339
Barbara Strozzi L’Eraclito amoroso: Udite amanti
Tarquinio Merula Folle ben che si crede
Giuseppe Colombi Ciaconna for solo cello
Girolamo Frescobaldi Se l’aura spira
Purcell Oh solitude, my sweetest choice, Z. 406
Bellerofonte Castaldi Tasteggio Soave for solo lute
Mary Had a Baby (Spiritual)
Greensleeves to a Ground (Anon.)
Thomas Campion Never weather-beaten sail
Purcell Fairest Isle Z. 628
Francesca Caccini Io veggio campi verdeggiar
Francesca Caccini O vive Rose
Sarasa is delighted to welcome back the sublime countertenor Christopher Lowrey in a wonderfully intimate program of mostly 17th-century songs and instrumental works for voice, lute and cello. Selections include Musick for a while and other gems by Henry Purcell, traditional, folk and spiritual songs reflecting the Nativity, and less familiar but incredibly delectable Italian monody by female superstars Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini. Other highlights include works by Merula, Colombi, Zamboni, Frescobaldi, Castaldi and Campion. Not to be missed!
Christopher Lowrey, countertenor; Michael Leopold, lute; Jennifer Morsches, Baroque cello
With strict government guidelines in place, a maximum of 25 audience members will be allowed at each of the two one-hour concert sittings. Face masks are compulsory, and seating will be physically distanced to ensure comfort and safety.
The concert will also be live-streamed FREE for several weeks on our website and YouTube channel starting December 10th.