Early Music at Saint James presents concerts of music composed before 1800 in our acoustically rich sanctuary. The performances of primarily Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music are informed by historical performance practice and played on faithful reproductions of period instruments. The series offers a venue for small and/or emerging ensembles, and presents a rich repertory of music that is generally not available to the Lancaster community.
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Sunday, September 10, 2017, 4 PM
Alexander Blachly, Director
Pomerium provides a window into the mind of the Renaissance composer at play. Works include Baude Cordier’s picture songs, Josquin’s Sanctus from the Mass of the Dice and his six-voice Agnus Dei from Missa Malheur me bat, a tour de force of musical canons. Learn more at the Pomerium website.
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4 PM
Critically acclaimed as a “musician’s pianist,” Matthew Bengtson has a unique combination of musical talents ranging from ex-traordinary pianist/fortepianist, scholar of performance practice, and composer. He is in demand as both soloist and collaborator. Learn More
Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:30 PM
An evening salon with friends: Classical divertimenti and chamber music byHaydn, Mozart, and others, including the iconic “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”. Learn More
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7:30 PM
The concert explores the viola da gamba during its golden age in 17th and 18th century France. Music of three generations of composers from the reclusive genius Le Sieur de Sainte Colombe to his most famous pupil, the renowned Marin Marais. Learn More
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7:30 PM
Vocal Music of the French Baroque Les Délices
As in Romeo and Juliette, true love sometimes ends with the ultimate sacrifice. Two evocative cantatas by Clérambault (Pyrame et Thisbé and Héro et Leandre) and excerpts from Rameau’s groundbreaking opera Hippolyte et Aricie relate the timeless takes of star-crossed lovers in this program. Learn More