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Bleecker Consort in Concert: Winter Pastimes

  • Dates: February 25, 2024
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: General $15, SHS Member $12, Students $8, Under 12 - Free
  • Overview

    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.

    Please register online at Eventbrite or contact educator@shakerheritage.org or call 518-456-7890, x 3.

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