// Past Concerts

2010-2011 Concert Series
We feature unusual music of the baroque, world music, and popular ballads
of modern and old times.
Celebrating our eighth year.

Past performances:

Gerrod Pagenkopf, Countertenor
“Love’s Sweet Gamut: Flow my Tears”
A concert of early Handel Cantatas, Dowland and Purcell.
Sunday, February 14, 2010, 4:00 pm
Taylor House, Jamaica Plain, MA

What Songs Were Sung:
A Holiday Concert
Loring-Greenough House,
12 South Street, Jamaica Plain,
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009 at 3 pm
Ensemble Suave with Jeanne Lucas, Soprano
Featuring music of:
Hildegard of Bingen, John Jacob Niles, Arvo Part,
Michel Corrette, Henry Purcell, J.S. Bach,
Edward Elgar, and Lockrem Johnson.

The Boston Debut of
Gerrod Pagenkopf, Countertenor
“Love’s Sweet Gamut: Flow my Tears”
A concert of early Handel Cantatas, Dowland,
Purcell and Bononcini
Assisted by Jeanne Lucas, soprano
Saturday, November 14, 2009, 7:30 pm
at Friends Meeting House,
5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge,
Massachusetts

North Falmouth Congregational Church
North Falmouth, MA
Saturday, July 18, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.
“Loves Kills Sweetly: 17th and 18th
Century Italian Vocal Works”

with Teven Serpa and Gerrod Pagenkopf, countertenors
and Jeanne Lucas, soprano.
Admission $15.

Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 –3:00 p.m.
“Love Kills Sweetly” Old South Church, Boston.
Monteverdi, Strozzi, Albinoni, Frescobaldi, A. Scarlatti,
D. Gabrielli, Caccini.
Gerrod Pagenkopf and Steven Serpa, Countertenors;
Jeanne Lucas, Soprano, L. Mark Slawson, fortepiano;
Laurie Israel, baroque cello.
Admission $5

Sunday, December 7, 2008 –3:00 p.m.
“Drive the Cold Winter Away: A Holiday Concert” Loring-Greenough House,
12 South Street, Jamaica Plain Boston. A treat of baroque amd traditional songs.
John Jacob Niles, Domenico Scarlatti, Alessandro Scarlatti, Couperin, Vivaldi.
Constance Cook, soprano; L. Mark Slawson, fortepiano; Laurie Israel, baroque cello.
Admission $15/12.

Sunday, June 8, 2008 — 4:00 p.m.
“Where Helen Lies: Celtic Song & Dance”
Special Guests — Gina Le Faux, British folk/baroque violinist and Susie Petrov,
Celtic accordionist. Taylor House, 50 Boroughs Street, Jamaica Plain Boston.
A treat of baroque and dance music. Constance Cook, soprano;
L. Mark Slawson, harpsichord; Laurie Israel, baroque cello, baroque violin.
Admission $10.

Sunday, April 6, 2008 –3:00 p.m.
“With Garlands of Roses & Songs and Jacques Brel”
Loring-Greenough House,
12 South Street, Jamaica Plain Boston. A treat of baroque and popular
chansons. Constance Cook, soprano; L. Mark Slawson, harpsichord;
Laurie Israel, baroque cello, baroque violin. Admission $12/10.
Music of J.S. Bach, Henry Purcell, Heinrich Schmetlzer, Domenico Mazzocchi,
and Jacques Brel.

Sunday, December 2, 2007 –3:00 p.m.
“Make we joye nowe in tis fest: A Holiday Concert”
Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, Boston.
A holiday melange of early French, Iberian and Celtic carols; festive Baroque
instrumental sonatas; and sacred song. Ensemble Suave invites the audience
to celebrate the season by adding their voices to carol refrains and other
holiday music. Constance Cook, soprano; L. Mark Slawson, harpsichord;
Laurie Israel, baroque cello, baroque violin and ukelele. Admission $12/10.

Sunday, April 1, 2007 –3:00 p.m.
“Aprill is in my Mistris Face”
An English-Scottished based concert, with
suprises from Veracini, Mr. Banister, Mr. Freknold,
Jhon Come kisse me now, Ralph Vaughan Williams,
Monteverdi, and others.
Loring-Greenough House Series $12/10.
12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Sunday, December 3, 2006 –3:00 p.m.
“Synge we to this mery cumpane: A Holiday Concert”
A Holiday melange of early French, Iberian and Celtic carols;
festive Baroque instrumental sonatas; and Sacred Song.
Loring-Greenough House Series $12/10.
12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Thursday, February 16, 2006 –2:00 p.m.
“VOLARE — ITALIAN PASSION”
Rabb Auditorium
Boston Public Libary — Free Admission
Frescobaldi, Strozzi, Vivaldi, and others.
Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts

Sunday, March 19, 2006 –3:00 p.m.
“Ther is No Rose of Swych Vertu” — A Marian Concert”
Featuring music of Barbara Strozzi, Hildegard Van Bingen
Samuel Barber.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
16 Highland Ave., Cohasset, Massachusetts

Sunday, December 4, 2005 –3:00 p.m.
“Holiday Concert — Mary Chaste Among the Thorns”
Loring-Greenough House Series $12/10.
12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Sunday, October 23, 2005 –3:00 p.m.
“Tea with Geminiani”
Geminiani, Caccini, Carlisle Floyd, Samuel Barber
part of 375th anniversary of First Parish.
First Parish Unitarian in Dorchester
10 Parish Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts

Saturday, October 29, 2005 –8:00 p.m.
“Second Annual Folk/Baroque/OperaConcert”
with guest artists Joe Jewett, Fiddle; Katt Hernandez, violin;
Nan Donald, hurdy-gurdy and bouzouki.
Friends Meeting House, Cambridge $12/10.
5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, near Harvard Square.

June 16, 2005 1:00 p.m.
Boston Early Music Festival
“Tea with Geminiani” – 60 km south of the Baltic
Strozzi, Benedetto Marcello, Geminiani,
Frescobaldi, Caccini
Boston Center for Adult Education, Gamble Ballroom
5 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

March 6, 2005 3:00 pm
Second Parish in Hingham
“Tea with Alessandro”
685 Main Street, Hingham
Alessandro Scarlatti, Benedetto Marcello,
Girlamo Frescobaldi, Alessandro Stradella.
Guest artist — Emily O’Brien, recorder

Sunday, December 5, 2004 –3:00 p.m.
“The Tempest and Praising God:
Mondonville, Jaquet de la Guerre
and the French Baroque”

Guest Artist — Diana Lee-Planes, Baroque violin
Music of Jaquette de la Guerre, Marais, Leclair and Rameau.
Loring-Greenough House Series
12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Saturday, October 16, 2004, 8:00 p.m.
“Folke from Olde Englande and the British Isles”
Gina Le Faux, English Baroque fiddler
joins Ensemble Suave and friends,
Margaret Pash (Lute), Joe Jewett (Scots fiddler), and
Rob Rudin (folk percussionist) for a crossover folk/baroque
concert featuring music of 18th century England
Friends Meeting House
8:00 p.m.
5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge

Wednesday, December 31, 2003, 9:00 p.m.
FIRST NIGHT — BOSTON
“The Talented Mr. Stradella”.
Music of J.S. Bach, Alessandro Stradella, Geminiani, D. Scarlatti.
1st and 2nd Church, 66 Marlbro Street, Boston.

Thursday, June 12, 2003, 12:00 p.m.
Boston Early Music Festival
Goethe Institute,
170 Beacon Street, Boston

Sunday, March 7, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
“Strozzi’s Honor”.
Heard House Museum,
54 S. Main Street, Ipswich

Saturday, February 7, 2004, 7:30 p.m.
“The Talented Mr. Stradella”.
Music of J.S. Bach, Alessandro
Stradella, Geminiani, D. Scarlatti.
St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State Street,
Portland, Maine.

Sunday, October 31, 2004, 4:00 p.m.
“The Tempest and Praising God:
Mondonville, Jaquet de la Guerre
and the French Baroque”

Guest Artist — Diana Lee-Planes, Baroque violin
Chapel Arts Concert Series — Gorham, New Hampshire
(Routes 2 and 16).

Sunday, July 20, 2003, 8:00 p.m.
“Sunday Night Concert” Series.
First Congregational Church, Wellfleet
Guest Artist: Mary Oleskiewicz, Baroque Flute

Sunday, August 3, 2003, 5:00 p.m.
“Great Music on Sunday at Five” Series $10.
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, Provincetown
Guest Artist: Mary Oleskiewicz, Baroque Flute

Sunday, November 2, 2003, 3:00 p.m.
“The Talented Mr. Stradella”.
Guest Artist — Michael Albert, violin, countertenor.
Music of J.S. Bach, Alessandro Stradella, Geminiani, D. Scarlatti.
Loring-Greenough House Series
12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Sunday, March 30, 2003, 3:00 p.m.
Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain
“Romancing the Romanesca”

Sunday, May 4, 2003, 4:00 p.m.
Heard House Museum,
“Romancing the Romanesca”
54 S. Main Street, Ipswich

Sunday, June 15, 2003,
Travelers at the Music’s Edge Series
Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway
Boston 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 11, 2003, 7:00 p.m.
“The Talented Mr. Stradella”.
Music of J.S. Bach, Alessandro
Stradella, Geminiani, D. Scarlatti.
Quincy Historical Society, Adams Academy
8 Adams Street, Quincy.

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