Hammer Baroque's "resident" ensemble, Capella Intima, presented a unique programme on Saturday, February 14th, entitled "The Poor Man's Vespers", a re-creation of a seventeenth-century Vespers service from the Italian churches of more modest means- an uninterrupted hour of sacred psalm settings and motets.
Here are two brief excerpts from the programme:
Banchieri's "Alleluia" Rolla's "Soli Deo Gloria"
All concerts take place at the Rock on Locke -
St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Charlton W., Hamilton, ON
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The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra came to Hamilton for an unforgettable performance of some of their core repertoire last Wednesday night. If you weren't one of the lucky ticket-holders for this event, don't worry- they will be back!
The ministry and volunteers at the Rock on Locke, the Hammer Baroque volunteers, and Venue Director Steve McKay helped everything run smoothly, even when the church was filled to capacity. And the orchestra, of course, played beautifully. Under the direction of guest soloist Catherine Manson of the London Haydn Quartet, we heard the music of Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann played with the precision and conviction that has made Tafelmusik an ensemble of international renown. We wish them all the best on their future Ontario tour dates, and thank them sincerely for making Hammer Baroque a part of their touring season.
Next concert: The Cardinal Consort of Viols presents music
by Dowland, Jenkins, and Josquin. This is a
beautiful programme, performed by a quartet of players (with
a bit of singing!) who make a specialty of the viol consort
Saturday, June 20th, 4pm.
Suggested Donation: $15.
Did you miss Capella Intima's February concert?
Many regular supporters of HAMMER BAROQUE have heard Jennifer Enns Modolo as part of Capella Intima, including a stunning performance in Dido and Aeneas for Hamilton's Five at the First Series this past March.
Jenny and Magda have put together a beautiful programme that traces the development of Italian love songs from the Renaissance through to the 17th century. Saturday, May 23rd, 4pm.
The final concert of the HAMMER BAROQUE season will be presented by the Cardinal Consort of Viols, from Toronto. Titled "Love and Regretz", this is a wonderful and rare opportunity to hear a unique sound from centuries ago.