Purcell’s London

Purcell’s London
Saturday, October 31 | 7 pm
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Bass-Baritone Stephen Caracciolo presents and performs in Purcell’s London, a concert of verse anthems, with four guest vocal soloists from Washington National Cathedral — soprano Allison Mondel, soprano Crossley Hawn, countertenor Roger Isaacs, and tenor Oliver Mercer. The concert will be performed in collaboration with the Baltimore Baroque Band, Peabody’s ensemble specializing in historically-informed performances. Brian Bartoldus will be the guest conductor.

Works featured on the program include O Sing unto the Lord; O Give Thanks; Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei; Rejoice in the Lord, Alway; Thou knowest, Lord; Evening Service in G Minor; and Come Ye Sons of art.

One of the unique characteristics of Purcell’s verse anthems is they may be performed with soloists taking responsibility for all of the written sung music or in combination with a chamber choir joining and amplifying passages where Purcell has soloists singing at the same time. UMBC’s Camerata Chamber Choir will serve as the ripienists who fill out the tutti portions of Purcell’s exuberant cathedral and court music heard in London in the 1680s-90s. The performance will be conducted by Brian Bartoldus of Baltimore’s professional vocal ensemble ensemble, Third Practice.

Admission: $20 general, $10 seniors, $5 students, available through MissionTix. Tickets will also be available at the door, cash sales only.

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