Saturday, October 24, 2009

Dame Emma Sings at Historic South Church

The Music Series at South Church presents
Emma Kirkby, Soprano
Jakob Lindberg, Lutenist
Orpheus in England: Dowland and Purcell
Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Purcell’s Birth
Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
South Church
90 Main Street, New Britain, Connecticut

Dame Emma Kirkby is widely recognized as one of the best sopranos in modern history. Mistress of the technically demanding, highly expressive repertoire of the Renaissance and Baroque, she has set the standard for all who sing this literature.

This intimate program celebrates the music of the two greatest English composers of the 16th and 17th centuries, the subtle “melancholic genius” John Dowland and the mercurial, witty Henry Purcell (whose 350th birthday was on September 10, 2009!).

On this concert, the last appearance in their acclaimed tour of the United States, Dame Emma is joined by Danish lutenist Jakob Lindberg.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear a unique voice in the intimate, resonant acoustic of historic South Church. Call now to reserve your ticket! 860-223-7555 ($25 Premium * $15 General * $10 Seniors/Student)

Read a recent interview with Dame Emma in the August 2009 issue of Opera News:

Listen to excerpts by Dame Emma and Jakob Lindberg:

Visit Dame Emma Kirkby’s website:

Visit Jakob Lindberg’s website:

The Music Series at South Church
Richard Coffey, Artistic Director
Christine Laird, Managing Director
Telephone: 860-223-7555
South Church
90 Main Street
New Britain, Connecticut

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