June 22, 2018

Melos Choir and Period Instruments

Updated July 17, 2017
Enter the calming Medieval cloister with Melos; hear the Cathedral resound with our full choir, talented soloists, and virtuosic period instruments, as we explore the breadth of beautiful music from the 11th to 18th centuries.

This year we invite you to join us as we trace the remarkable evolution of western Bel Canto singing, from its origins in the 12th century monastery to the Baroque opera house, at our "Virtuosic Vocals" Tea and Recital in St. George's Great Hall, Saturday October 14 at 3 pm. On December 1st at 7:30 pm, Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval music joins our ensemble in a concert to soothe you with Medieval Advent chant and motets, and uplift you with an Estampie, a Macedonian dance, and ancient carols. On Friday, February 9 at 7:30 pm, period dance, costume and music will highlight our rousing Baroque Carnevale fundraiser. Our final concert of the season, May 6 at 3 pm, will present the 17th century version of "rock and roll" as we focus on works with ostinato basslines from Monteverdi through Bach.

Melos is also devoted to educational outreach in early music. This year in the fall we are hosting workshops with members of Sine Nomine Ensemble for Medieval Music, and in the spring we will be inviting renowned Baroque specialists to work with our local musicians.

We hope you will enjoy our concerts in the historic, sacred space of St. George's, and be inspired to study, learn or even sing or play with us! See our website  http://www.melos-earlymusic.org for more details, or email meloskingston@gmail.com for information.

Holly Gwynne-Timothy, Artistic Director



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