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Time, Cruell Time!

Bass HollinsheadphotoAn exploration via lute songs about the passing of time and the various emotions that journey evokes--from angst to anticipation, and relief to reflection. These timely songs and lute solos represent works by the greatest Elizabethan composers, including Danyel, Campion, Johnson, Rosseter and Dowland.

Described as singing with "an artful simplicity that illuminated the text and beguiled the ear,” mezzo-soprano Barbara Hollinshead studied with Max van Egmond in the Netherlands. She has sung with many of the finest early music groups in eastern North America, including over 20 years of performances with ARTEK. She teaches voice at American University, leads vocal technique workshops for choirs, and acts in the Washington Bach Consort’s school presentations for DC-area third graders.

Howard Bass is a lutenist and guitarist who performs regularly with Barbara Hollinshead and Sephardic singer-composer Flory Jagoda. A member of Trio Sefardi, he has also performed and recorded with Hesperus, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, the Folger Consort, and the Baltimore Consort among others. From 1981 to 2011 he was a program producer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the American Indian. www.hollinsheadbass.com, www.triosefardi.com

Barbara Hollinshead, voice (mezzo-soprano)
Howard Bass, lutes



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.