Chase away winter blues! This Bleecker Consort concert will travel through 300 years of music with instruments both unusual and familiar.
Ever hear of a Dulcian, Shawm, Cornamuse, Crumhorn, Sackbut, Dulcimer, or viola da Gamba?
These are some of the instruments that will bring the great acoustics of the historic 1848 Meeting House to life during a performance by the Bleecker Consort. The Albany-based group is an early music consort formed in 1988 which specializes in medieval and renaissance music.
The variety of instruments played add to the range of musical selections which date from the13th century through the high Renaissance of the late16th century. The concert will also feature vocal selections in several languages including Galician, French and English. While you may have heard renaissance music through madrigals, the exoticism of medieval music is a delight to the ear.
Consort members come from a number of professional backgrounds that are as varied as the array of instruments they play: medicine, music, university teaching, library sciences, astronomy, biology, business, biotechnology, and instrument repair. You'll find yourself caught up in their enthusiasm.
Shaker Heritage Society is located in a little oasis adjacent to the Albany Airport. More information is available at www.shakerheritage.org. Contact email@example.com or call 518-456-7890, x 3.