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271 ALBA Consort 4in Margo Gezairlian Grib, Mezzo-Soprano, Vielle
Christopher Morongiello, Lute, Guitarra Española
Carlo Valte, Oud
Rex Benincasa, Percussion, Voice

ALBA Consort presents secular songs of joy, lamentation and wonder:
A rich palate of Middle Eastern and European love songs including romantic French virelai, lively Spanish villancico, tender Armenian folk song, Italian devotional song of divine mystery, and Arabic indulgence where physical and spiritual love entwine.

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier for anyone seeking a respite from the midtown hustle and bustle. Ensembles are chosen by a jury of early-music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Location:
The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue

Time: 1:15-2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.