Renaissance Glory – January 2, 2017

Renaissance Glory Concert
Church of the Incarnation
Sunday, January 8th, 2017 @ 4:00pm

For the past forty years the Festival Consort has been entertaining audiences in the Bay Area. Some audience members come every year to celebrate the Christmas season in the historic all redwood 142 year old church.

Well-known soprano Carol Menke and countertenor Chris Fritzsche join instrumentalists David Hogan Smith, Joanna Bramel Young, Alan Paul and Robert Cronin for a concert of traditional Christmas carols, songs by Dunstable, and glorious six-part works by Senfl, Altenburg, Hammerschmidt, and Josquin.

Full consorts of recorders, crumhorns and schreyerpfeifen will play works by a variety of renaissance composers. Other instruments played are the sackbut, renaissance guitar, shawms, dou├žaine and curtails (renaissance bassoons). Two new curtals, the alto and tenor, will be making their debut this year. Also, the great bass recorder and crumhorn add their wonderful low notes to various ensembles.

David Hogan Smith, author of a book on making renaissance reeds, makes reeds for and adjusts the crumhorns and schreyerpfeifen. Robert Cronin, well-known instrument builder, made the shawms and the bass curtal played in the Consort.

$20 General

Church of the Incarnation
550 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Joanna Young

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