A New Yeare's Gift
Elizabethan Music For Twelfth Night
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Parthenia Viol Consort
with Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Sunday, January 5, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.
Saint John's Episcopal Church
Celebrate the New Year with music from Elizabethan England!
Parthenia and soprano Sherezade Panthaki present a program of songs, dance suites, and fantasias to celebrate the conclusion of the 12 days of Christmas – Twelfth Night! They perform works by William Byrd (reputed to be Queen Elizabeth I’s favorite composer), Thomas Morley, John Bull, and Thomas Ravenscroft, as well as traditional carols, including the familiar “Greenseleeves.”
Parthenia is a quartet of “viols,” stringed instruments that were extremely popular in European music from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. The instruments blend together with a rich, resonant sound that will warm your spirit on a winter’s afternoon.