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288 Queens ConsortVenice was an epicenter of artistic and musical creativity in the 17th century. Its thriving musical venues ranged from Europe´s first public opera houses and scholarly academies to religious institutions such as San Marco. The composers on the program today lived and worked for at least some time in Venice.

Claire Smith Bermingham, Baroque Violin
Dan McCarthy, Baroque Violin
Margret Hjaltested, Baroque Viola
Anneke Schaul-Yoder, Baroque Cello
Aya Hamada, Harpsichord


The Queens Consort is a professional early music instrument ensemble in New York City. They consider themselves the first period instrument ensemble based in and for the borough of Queens. Performing a wide variety of repertoire, they have a particular fondness for music of the Venetian baroque.

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

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

Concerts are in person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan, AND live streamed.