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Sweetest in the Gale presents “Baroque Beauties”

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
27 Pleasant St.
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States

The Oratorio Chorale presents the rich and diverse music of 17th- and 18th-century composers with “Baroque Beauties” April 8–9 in Falmouth and Brunswick. Concerts take place Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Falmouth, and Sunday, April 9, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick.

Sweetest in the Gale, the Chorale’s women’s chamber chorus, shares the contrast and brilliance of works by Tomàs Victoria, Giovanni Pergolesi, Claudio Monteverdi, and Baroque women composers Barbara Strozzi and Caterina Assandra.

The chorus will be joined by soloists Mary Sullivan, the Oratorio Chorale’s artist-in-residence, and Jenna Guiggey of St. Mary Schola.

“‘Baroque’ is synonymous with drama, emotions, and magnificence,” says Oratorio Chorale Artistic Director Emily Isaacson.

“Opera was invented during this period, and the theatrical flair resonated through all other art forms. Composers were interested in how they could use music to move the listener’s emotions. This music dances, soars and tugs at your heart strings.”

The chorus and soloists will be accompanied by a string quartet (two violins, a viola and cello) and organ continuo from the Maine Chamber Ensemble.

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