Music for a While - Chicago Early Music Consort
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Please join us!!
Music for a While - beguiling English songs, Dowland to Purcell
FEBRUARY 3, 2008 @ 4pm
The Early Music Series
Byron Colby Barn
1561 Jones Point Rd, Grayslake IL
call 847.543.1202 for more info.
FEBRUARY 17, 2008 @ 4pm
The Cathedral Concert Series
Saint James Cathedral
65 E Huron St, Chicago IL
call 312.751.6724 for more info. www.saintjamescathedral.org
CHICAGO EARLY MUSIC CONSORT
Stephanie Sheffield, soprano
Gary Berkenstock, recorders
Joel Spears, lute and theorbo
Phillip W. Serna, viola da gamba
“Music for a while shall all your cares beguile” is a text by the poet John Dryden, set to music by Henry Purcell. 17th century English songwriters produced a prodigious body of work, no doubt inspired by the great English poets of the age.
This program is a panorama of the finest songs by the greatest English composers of the 17th century. From the songs of John Dowland, to those of Henry Lawes and John Wilson, and finally to those of Henry Purcell, you will be enticed and beguiled by this “music for a while...”.