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.
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.