ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE:
Wednesday, November 11, 7:30pm
Church of the Advent
2366 Kemper Lane
Cincinnati, OH (Walnut Hills) 45206
Join Dr. Craig Monson for an entertaining evening on the secret world of women in 17th-century Italy who, placed by their families in convents, found themselves with undreamt-of educational and artistic opportunities. They became composers, poets, and even — gasp! –accomplished singers and performers. This talk will illuminate the music in our Nov 13 concert, and will include Q&A and a reception. Made possible by a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.
Free and open to the public.
17th-century Italian Women’s Music from the Convent and the Secular World
Friday, November 13, 7:30pm
St. Rose Church, 2501 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, OH (East End) 45202
Are they holy or are they wicked? Dare we take a chance on letting WOMEN SING IN PUBLIC?
“Nearly all the nunneries practice music, both playing numerous sorts of musical instruments, and singing. And in some convents there are such rare voices that they seem angelic, and like sirens entice the nobility of Milan to go hear them.” (Morigia, 1595)
With lirone, Baroque triple harp, viola da gamba, and theorbo.
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You’ll Love Our Music
The Catacoustic Consort presents a variety of vocal and instrumental music from Renaissance chamber music to Baroque opera. The finest in Cincinnati chamber music, featuring performances on period instruments and internationally acclaimed guest artists at every concert!
Instruments You’ve Never Seen
Early instruments used in performance include the bass, tenor, and treble viola da gamba, lirone, pardessus de viole, Renaissance cittern, bandora, Baroque flute, lute, theorbo, cornetto, Baroque harp, chamber organ, and harpsichord, among others.
We Teach & Give Back
Catacoustic offers early music workshops and classes, and sponsors an annual Early Music Scholarship used for instruments, training, or early music education. Scholarship recipients have included performers on triple harp, viola da gamba, recorder, and natural horn.
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