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Parthenia 2016-2017 Season

186 Dashon Burton small photo by Tatiana DaubekDashon Burton (photo Tatiana Daubek)

King James and His Bible — A Musical Portrait Royal and Devotional Music from the Stuart and Tudor Courts

Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8pm

Dashon Burton, bass-baritone Parthenia and bass-baritone Dashon Burton paint a musical portrait of England around 1611 — the time when King James I authorized the beautiful and enduring translation of the Bible. Featured in this performance is a 21st-century setting by Tawnie Olson of Yale philosophy professor John Hare’s poem, “Thorns,” which traces a particular strand in the narrative tapestry of salvation history.

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street in Manhattan

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William Byrd - A Life in Music

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8pm

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street in Manhattan

Works by the Elizabethan master for viols and voices with guest vocalists Michele Kennedy, Eric Brenner, Tim Keeler, Michael Steinberger and Malcolm Merriweather and with Motomi Igarashi, tenor viol, and Stephen Rapp, virginals.

Parthenia collaborates with an ensemble of New York’s finest Renaissance vocalists to present a rich and varied selection of masterworks by William Byrd, Queen Elizabeth I’s favorite composer.

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William Lawes
Complete Setts for Six Viols and Organ

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Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4pm

with guests Joanna Blendulf and Alice Robbins, viol, and David Shuler, organ

Pre-concert lecture by Erik Ryding at 3 pm
 Post-concert reception hosted by the Board of Directors of Parthenia

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street in Manhattan

William Lawes, courtier and composer for Charles I of England, was killed in the Civil War at age 43. Lawes himself was a dynamic viol player, and his works for six viols and organ offer up stunning harmonies and emotional journeys to the listener and performer alike.

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