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Midtown Concerts presents ALBA Consort


Venice – The Republic of Music!

Margo Andrea ~ mezzo-soprano, vielle, percussion
Rex Benincasa ~ percussion (including darbuka, riq, frame drum, tambourine, castanets), psaltery, hurdy gurdy, voice
Jason Priset ~ lutes, guitars
Carlo Valte ~ oud

The republic of Venice, (La Serenissima) was known as “The Republic of Music” and existed from 697–1797. Venetian culture was influenced by regions incorporated in the republic including North Africa, Cyprus, Greece and southern Europe. ALBA Consort serenades with vocal and instrumental music of La Serenissima, including Monteverdi, Caccini, Cypriot ballads and ancient Middle Eastern tunes still popular today.

More info

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

In person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan

Concerts will also be live streamed. You can watch it on your computer in any of two places by clicking on the name you wish: our website or YouTube.

Location information

St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church - The Actors' Chapel, West 49th Street, New York, NY, USA

239 West 49th Street
New York
New York 10019
United States

GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.