Wed, 30 Nov 2022 7:00 pm


SonnambulaHighest and Curious Musicke: The Tudors

"Your Viols were invented for these kind of Musickes, which may bee compared with the highest and curious musicke in the world." So wrote English composer Tobias Hume in his preface to the "Poeticall Musicke," a collection of 16th-century works for mixed consort, to extoll the virtues of instrumental composition in lieu of the voice, still a relatively new phenomenon in Elizabethan England. This program features some of the more experimental works of the period written with instruments in mind, alongside some of our favorites from the repertory.

Wednesday, November 30 at 7 pm

Tickets: $15–$30

St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, West 87th Street and West End Avenue, Manhattan

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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.