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293 Lyra ConsortVita Wallace, violin
Beverly Au, pardessus de viole
Lisa Terry, basse de viole
with Rosamund Morley, pardessus de viole
Deborah Fox, theorbe

The Lyra Consort continues its exploration of rare jewels of French baroque, highlighting the pardessus de viole in a brand new program of lyra viol solos, sonatas, pardessus duos and trio sonatas, by Leclair, Dubuisson, Blavet, de la Guerre, and Corelli, whose Italian music was wildly popular in France.

Currently in its sixth season, the Lyra Consort specializes in performing rarely-heard pieces featuring the lyra viol - a highly unique and haunting style of Renaissance viol music producing a sustained chordal sound and rich and resonant tonal colors. Its members are well known on the New York early music scene and beyond.

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.