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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: Baroque Pairings: Voices and Violins

Seicento invites you to explore the marriage of sonorities between voices and strings. Baroque-era composers exploited the unique timbres of instruments and voices, and the effect is as direct today as it was four hundred years ago! This program focuses on works for voices paired with two baroque violins and continuo. These will be complemented […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: Baroque Pairings: Voices and Violins

Seicento invites you to explore the marriage of sonorities between voices and strings. Baroque-era composers exploited the unique timbres of instruments and voices, and the effect is as direct today as it was four hundred years ago! This program focuses on works for voices paired with two baroque violins and continuo. These will be complemented […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: Baroque Pairings: Voices and Violins

Seicento invites you to explore the marriage of sonorities between voices and strings. Baroque-era composers exploited the unique timbres of instruments and voices, and the effect is as direct today as it was four hundred years ago! This program focuses on works for voices paired with two baroque violins and continuo. These will be complemented […]

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A Changing of the Guard at Seicento

A preview by Marc Shulgold Every organization must eventually come to terms with a transfer of leadership. That applies to political bodies, corporations, sports teams and performing arts groups. So it is with the Baroque chamber choir Seicento (pronounced Say-CHEN-toe). This past May, founding artistic director Evanne Browne (now emeritus) moved out of state and […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents: MAD MADRIGALS

Before opera there was the madrigal comedy – unstaged fun, dramatic collections of short choral pieces that, when sung consecutively, told a story. This program will include portions of Adriano Banchieri’s Contrappunto Bestiale, as well as the sensuous, sexy (and for the time, racy) music of Italian and English madrigalists of the late 16th century […]

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Mad Madrigals with Seicento Baroque – March 2018

Preview article by Betsy Schwarm Boulder-based Seicento Baroque specializes in choral music of the 16th century. Last fall, that focus was expressed in a 500th anniversary commemoration of the Reformation. This spring, the ensemble takes up the secular side of the equation: similarly intricate layers of voices, but significantly higher spirits. The program, to be […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents From Luther to Bach: Music of the Reformation

Come explore the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, which introduced new types of music, including chorales like those composed by Martin Luther that began the shift from Latin to the vernacular and inspired the music of J.S. Bach nearly 200 years later. Our concert will highlight the German school of musicians of the late Renaissance into […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents From Luther to Bach: Music of the Reformation

Come explore the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, which introduced new types of music, including chorales like those composed by Martin Luther that began the shift from Latin to the vernacular and inspired the music of J.S. Bach nearly 200 years later. The concert will highlight the German school of musicians of the late Renaissance into […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents From Luther to Bach: Music of the Reformation

Come explore the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, which introduced new types of music, including chorales like those composed by Martin Luther that began the shift from Latin to the vernacular and inspired the music of J.S. Bach nearly 200 years later. The concert will highlight the German school of musicians of the late Renaissance into […]

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Celebrating Music of the Reformation: Seicento Baroque

A preview by Barbara Hamilton A 33-year old man emerged from the shadows, paper in hand. His hands shaking, he nailed the manuscript with 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg church. Martin Luther’s revolutionary acts of insubordination and protest against the Catholic Church had just begun. All over the world, choral groups are […]

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