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323 MarginaliagrouppictureIn this new program, Marginalia explores the instrumental and vocal repertoire preserved in the Chansonnier du Roi, an important source for French music of the thirteenth century. Included are songs by troubadour Bernart de Ventadorn and trouvere Gace Brulé, as well as the estampie royals and other instrumental dances.

Dongmyung Ahn - rebec, vielle
Christa Patton - harp, bagpipe, pipe and tabor
Peter Walker - bagpipe, voice
Patrick Walker - hurdy gurdy

Marginalia is an ensemble of early music specialists dedicated to the performance of the rich, varied, and often virtuosic repertoire of medieval instrumental music. The ensemble uses medieval bagpipe, vielle, hurdy gurdy, medieval harp, percussion, and other instruments to recreate the music of medieval minstrels and dance musicians as it could have sounded.

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.