https://www.sarasamusic.org/madonna Follen Community Church
755 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA 02420
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No doubt the life of the Virgin Mary, the Madonna, has been a focal point of sacred music in Western classical music, especially in the Baroque era. This program features two beautiful Marian Cantatas, as well as glowing works for strings and continuo by Händel, Corelli, Rosenmüller, and Leonarda.
Meg Bragle, mezzo soprano; Elizabeth Blumenstock, Christina Day Martinson, Jesse Irons, Emily Dahl, violins; Jenny Stirling, viola; Jennifer Morsches, Timothy Merton, cellos; Michael Beattie, organ
G.F. Händel - Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F major, HWV320
G.F. Händel - Haec est Regina virginum, HWV 235
Arcangelo Corelli - Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 (Christmas Concerto)
Isabella Leonarda - “O Maria”
Rosenmüller Sonata No. 9 (nona) à 5 in D major
Giovanni Battista Ferrandini Il pianto di Maria: “Giunta l’ora fatal” HWV 234 (attr. Händel)
There will also be a performance in Cambridge on January 14 - see separate listing.