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Alkemie

Elena Mullins, soprano & percussion
Sian Ricketts, soprano & recorders
Tracy Cowart, mezzo-soprano & percussion
David McCormick, vielle
Niccolo Seligmann, vielle & percussion

Long before iPods, these the trouvères of Northern France penned the music they wanted to hear and share. Their songs of public and private adoration wove together allusions both sacred and secular– creating mystical and spicy meditations on love and longing. Alkemie has reconstructed much of this program from medieval manuscripts – bringing new life to an art form with strong oral and improvisatory traditions.

 

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.