Concerto delle Donne—Consort of Ladies - Crescendo
February 17 (snow date 24) at 4 pm – Trinity Church, Lakeville, CT
“Concerto delle Donne—Consort of Ladies” Revolutionary Italian Vocal music of the late Renaissance.
In 1580 in Ferrara, Italy, an ensemble of professional female singers–probably the first one of their gender–became renowned for their technical and artistic virtuosity. This ensemble, the ‘Concerto delle Donne’, performed formal concerts for members of the inner circle of the Ferrara court and important visitors, and revolutionized the role of women in professional music.
Sopranos Catherine Hancock, Rebecca Palmer and Jennifer Tyo, accompanied and directed by Christine Gevert on the organ and harpsichord, will perform works by the Ferrara court composer, Luzzascho Luzzaschi, as well as early Italian Baroque arias and duets by Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi and others.
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