Natalie Ingrisano, soprano
Thomas Albanese, tenor
Melinda Abendroth, flute
Daniel Frizzell, lute
Nathan Whittaker, cello
Byron Schenkman, harpsichord
Telemann – Cantata for the third Sunday of Advent for soprano, flute, and continuo
Abel – Trio-sonata in D for flute, cello, and continuo
Galliard – The Hymn of Adam and Eve for soprano, tenor, and continuo
Grandi – Motet “O quam tu pulchra es” for tenor and continuo
Merula – Canzonetta spirituale sopra alla nanna for soprano and continuo
Kapsberger – Arpeggiata for solo lute
Boismortier – Motet pour le Roi for tenor, flute, and continuo
Clerambault – Motet pour le jour de Noel for soprano, tenor, flute, and continuo
Cornish Artist Diploma Baroque Ensemble features four students in the Artist’s Diploma program together with faculty members Byron Schenkman and Nathan Whittaker in a cornucopia of early delights from the 17th and 18th centuries, with a sprinkling of music composed especially for Advent and Christmas. This program of vocal and instrumental chamber music includes an Advent cantata by Telemann, an Abel trio-sonata, French and Italian motets, and a setting of Milton’s Hymn of Adam and Eve (from Paradise Lost) by Johann Ernst Galliard, a colleague of Handel in London.
This concert is co-sponsored by the Early Music Guild of Seattle, and presented as a part of their Northwest Showcase series.