Anglica Antiqua

Anglica Antiqua

The English Renaissance ensemble, Anglica Antiqua was born at the church of St John's in the Village where soprano, Catherine Hancock and tenor/lutenist, Christopher Baum met singing in the choir. Having discovered a mutual love of 17th Century British repertoire, lutes, scholarship and poetry, they embarked on an adventure and began programing concerts at St John's that incorporated all of these elements. Along the way they acquired a host of kindred spirits in the form of singers, actors, professors, viol players, playwrights and anglophiles. Their concerts interweave careful programing of poetry and music that create a comprehensive narrative, taking the listener on an intellectual, spiritual and emotional journey. 

They have curated a successful concert series at St John's, and are now venturing forth into the world as a fully formed interdisciplinary troupe of players. Always quite the scholar, Mr Baum has transcribed a treasure trove of unknown music from facsimiles which Anglica Antiqua will begin recording next season. Additionally, next season the ensemble will expand their performances beyond the walls of St. John's, performing in New York City and Maryland.