In 1588, Nicolas Yonge, an English music editor and singer, published an anthology of Italian madrigals with “Englished” texts titled Musica Transalpina, or “Music Across the Alps.”  His collection reflected the then-current English enthusiasm both for the madrigal style and for Italian music in general.  English composers of the period quickly began writing madrigals of their own, and a distinctly English style of the form emerged to become the centerpiece of Elizabethan music.  This concert will include both instrumental and vocal selections, by both English composers and the Italians who inspired them.

  • Saturday October 8, 4:30 p.m., St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Santa Fe

  • Sunday, October 9, 4:30 p.m., St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Albuquerque

Our Christmas concerts will feature both medieval and Renaissance works, with Kathy Wimmer returning to read selections from period literature.  The program title comes from “As I outrode this enderes night,” a song in the Shepherds’ Play, which was performed in Coventry during the 16th century by the Guild of Tailors and Shearmen. 

  • Sunday, December 11, 4:30 p.m., St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Albuquerque

  • Saturday, December 17, 4:30 p.m., St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Santa Fe

  • Sunday, December 18, 4:30 p.m., St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Albuquerque

2022-2023 Season — Concert III:  The Pilgrim’s Path

Our third subscription concert will focus on songs about medieval pilgrimage, including Canterbury Cathedral, the monastery of Las Huelgas, and the shrine of Our Lady of Monserrat in Catalonia.  We will also perform several Crusade songs and songs from the Cantigas de Santa María about pilgrims and the miracles or misfortunes that befell them as they traveled.

  • Sat., March 4, 4:30 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Sun., March 5, 4:30 p.m., Albuquerque

To wind up the season, we will present a light-hearted concert with tales, sometimes titillating, of composers whose personal lives were troubled by scandal and drama.  Kathy Wimmer will fill us in on some of the details as we go along.  We promise not to be judgmental and we hope that some of the escapades of these composers will not diminish the beauty of the music they left for us!

  • Sun., May 7, 4:30 p.m., Albuquerque

  • Sat., May 13, 4:30 p.m., Santa Fe

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NOTE: Online ticket orders must be purchased no later than 24 hours prior to the performance.  After the 24-hour deadline, you will still be able to purchase tickets at the door if they are available. You may also request that tickets be held for you for pickup at the door—please contact us via email or phone.