Anglica Antiqua

Anglica Antiqua


 Historic District 50th Anniversary Concert- An Early Village Birdhouse: Early English Music Celebrating the Choristers of Flight.
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Historic District 50th Anniversary Concert- An Early Village Birdhouse: Early English Music Celebrating the Choristers of Flight.

St John's in the Village's resident chamber ensemble, Anglica Antiqua present an Historic District 50th Anniversary Concert- An Early Village Birdhouse: Early English Music Celebrating the Choristers of Flight.

Greenwich Village contains some curious examples of architecture for birds. Vincent Mele is credited as the Villager who has given our feathered friends architectural gems such as the birdhouse in McCarthy Square (7th Ave and Waverly Place). This concert celebrates our ‘avian architecture’ with bird-themed vocal music from 16th and 17th centuries with music by Henry Purcell, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Weelkes, Thomas Morley, Henry and William Lawes, and others, including (from the 1660s) some of the first English-language songs to be heard in Manhattan.


Featuring:
Christopher Baum, tenor and archlute
Michael Conwill, bass
Catherine Hancock, soprano
Joanna Mieleszko, alto
Anna Willson, soprano

Tickets ($10-$20) at stjvny.org and on the door.


This event is followed by drinks and a private view of an exhibition of paintings by Joyce Rezendes, Westbeth artist and Village resident.


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Anglica Antiqua at Yuletide
Dec
22
7:30 PM19:30

Anglica Antiqua at Yuletide

For the second year in a row, we are thrilled to invite you to Anglica Antiqua at Yuletide, a festive and uplifting night of music and poetry on Saturday, December 22nd at 7:30pm, followed by a wine and cheese reception.. 

The program will feature 16th and 17th century lute songs, motets, and madrigals, featuring works by Byrd, Dowland, Campion Taverner, alongside traditional Christmas music from the period. Paired with the music, you will also hear poetry by Donne, Milton and more. 

Featuring: 
Heather Boaz, Actor 
Christopher Baum, Lute and Tenor
Michael Conwill, Baritone 
Catherine Hancock, Soprano 
Sara Stone, Viola da Gamba 
Karin Weston, Soprano
Anna Willson, Mezzo-Soprano

Suggested Donation: $20 ($10 for Students) 

Anglica Antiqua is grateful to be the Ensemble in Residence at St. John's in the Village, located at 224 Waverly Place in the West Village. 

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Morley and More: an Evening of Madrigals and Merriment!
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

Morley and More: an Evening of Madrigals and Merriment!

This program explores the music of Thomas Morley, one of the greatest composers of the Elizabethan period in England. Building on the work of his mentor, William Byrd, Morley combined masterful technique and an intimate knowledge of the Italian madrigal style to develop the quintessentially English style on display in such beloved works as “Sing we and chant it”, “My bonny lass she smileth”, and “Fyer, fyer”. But there was more to Morley than this: he also composed sacred works and lute songs, and published important collections of works by his English and Italian contemporaries. Our program samples all of this music. Featured will be canzonets, madrigals, balletts, lute songs, and sacred works by Morley himself, along with music of other composers that were published by Morley, and Italian works that had a particular influence on him. Come join us for an evening of madrigals, merriment, and more!

Christopher Baum, Tenor and Lute
Michael Conwill, Baritone
Catherine Hancock, Soprano
Karin Weston, Soprano
Anna Wilson, Mezzo Soprano

$20 Suggested Donation ($10 for Students)

Wine and Cheese Reception Following the Performance

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When to her Lute Corinna Sings: An Afternoon of English Lute Songs
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

When to her Lute Corinna Sings: An Afternoon of English Lute Songs

Catherine Hancock, Soprano, and Hideki Yamaya, Renaissance Lute, come together to offer an exciting and unique night of 17th century English lute songs to the beautiful Southfield Church in the heart of the Berkshires. 

We are looking forward to leading you on a musical journey through British 17th century song, a dynamic, beautiful, and often underrepresented genre. The music of Robert Johnson, John Dowland, William and Henry Lawes, Thomas Campion and their contemporaries offer a wide variety of textures, emotions and a peek into history. 

$20 Suggested Donation ($15 for Students)
Wine will be served at intermission on the church lawn

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 Élan Summer Concert Series: Tuneful & Well-Measur'd Songs - Music of Shakespeare's England
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Élan Summer Concert Series: Tuneful & Well-Measur'd Songs - Music of Shakespeare's England

The Élan Concert Series closes their season with an intimate evening of music, poetry and refreshments in the museum gardens. 

This open air concert will feature NYC's Early Music troupe, Anglica Antiqua. Join us for wine and merriment as they bring to life music of 17th century England through exciting interpretations of dramatized sung recitation of poetry.

Elissa Edwards & Catherine Hancock, sopranos
Michael Conwill, baritone
Christopher Baum, lute

In this program we explore songs, dialogues, and ensemble pieces by Henry Lawes and John Wilson, the two most important English song composers of the mid-17th century. These men lived and worked during a transitional time, when the lute-song tradition epitomized by John Dowland had long since fallen out of fashion, but the Baroque masterpieces of Henry Purcell still lay some time in the future. Lawes, Wilson, and their contemporaries knew and worked with some of the greatest poets of their day -- which is to say, some of the greatest poets in the history of the English language -- so it is no surprise that they cultivated the "declamatory song," a uniquely English genre that aimed for the clearest, most expressive treatment of the text, but in a manner quite distinct from the more well-known Italian style of the period. Lawes, in particular, was widely praised for his "tunefull and well-measur'd song," as his friend the poet John Milton put it, while Wilson enjoyed a reputation as a brilliant lutenist, singer, and tunesmith. Join us as we celebrate this rich and unjustly neglected repertoire!

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Anglica Antiqua at Yuletide
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Anglica Antiqua at Yuletide

Please join Anglica Antiqua for a festive evening of 17th Century lute songs, madrigals, poetry, drink and merriment. 

Featuring, 
Christopher Baum, Archlute
Catherine Hancock, Soprano
Anna Willson, Mezzo Soprano
Michael Conwill, Baritone
Heather Boaz, Actor
Matthew Cohn, Actor


Program Details TBA but expect a fun and uplifting feast for your ears and spirit, along with an actual feast following the concert. 

Suggested Donation: $20 ($10 for Students, Children, Seniors or Artists).

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Tunefull and well-measur'd song: Music of Henry Lawes and John Wilson 
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Tunefull and well-measur'd song: Music of Henry Lawes and John Wilson 

In this program we explore songs, dialogues, and ensemble pieces by Henry Lawes and John Wilson, the two most important English song composers of the mid-17th century. These men lived and worked during a transitional time, when the lute-song tradition epitomized by John Dowland had long since fallen out of fashion, but the Baroque masterpieces of Henry Purcell still lay some time in the future. Lawes, Wilson, and their contemporaries knew and worked with some of the greatest poets of their day -- which is to say, some of the greatest poets in the history of the English language -- so it is no surprise that they cultivated the "declamatory song," a uniquely English genre that aimed for the clearest, most expressive treatment of the text, but in a manner quite distinct from the more well-known Italian style of the period. Lawes, in particular, was widely praised for his "tunefull and well-measur'd song," as his friend the poet John Milton put it, while Wilson enjoyed a reputation as a brilliant lutenist, singer, and tunesmith. Join us as we celebrate this rich and unjustly neglected repertoire! 

 

7:30 Pre Concert Lecture given by Professor Thomas Ward
8pm Concert
9:30 Reception

$20 General Admission
$10 Students/ Seniors/ Artists
(Cash at door)

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Shakespeare at 400
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Shakespeare at 400

In acknowledgement of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death we invite you to an evening exploring Shakespeare's plays in a night of music and drama. We'll take you on a journey through Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet, interweaving monologues and scenes with music of the time. Composers include John Wilson, Henry Purcell, Thomas Morely, Robert Johnson, William and Henry Lawes and more!  Pre concert lecture presented by Columbia University's Benjamin VanWagoner.

Heather Boaz and Matthew Cohn, Actors
Catherine Hancock, Soprano and tambourine
Christopher Baum, Lute/ Archlute
Michael Conwill, Baritone and Recorder
Dan McCarthy, Viola da gamba

Suggested donation: $20 ($10 for artists, seniors, students and seniors) 

Reception with wine and cheese to follow!

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Love, Madness and Death: A Timeless Affair
Apr
29
7:30 PM19:30

Love, Madness and Death: A Timeless Affair

An evening of seventeenth-century English lute songs and poetry, exploring the complexities of fundamental experiences like faith, love, nature, obsession, madness, and loss. Through the music of Dowland, Eccles, Purcell, Hume, Pilkington, Danyel and Johnson and the poetry of Sidney, Shakespeare, Wyatt, and Milton, we will take the audience on a musical and literary journey through aspects of the human experience that are as universal as they are "rich and strange." The concert will feature soprano Catherine Hancock and lutenist Christopher Baum. Catherine and Chris will be joined by Arnie Tanimoto on the the viola da gamba, and actors Matthew Cohn and Heather Boaz, reciting poetry throughout the program. The evening will begin with a pre-concert lecture given by Renaissance poetry scholar, Professor Thomas Ward.

Pre-Concert lecture begins at 7:30, Music at 8pm. 

Suggested Donation: $20 (Artists: $10).
All proceeds will benefit the music program at St. John's. 

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