That’s Amore: Love in 17th Century Italy


StJamesArmoniaCeleste-webThe St. James Episcopal Church Concert Series continues the 2014-2015 season with a concert by Armonia Celeste performing 16th and 17th century Italian madrigals. Armonia Celeste (Heavenly Harmony) will explore intricate music from the repertoire of the Concerto delle Donne—a singing group of “Three Ladies” who flourished in the Ferrara, Italy court of Alfonso D’Este. Accompanying the three singers will be a consort of period instruments including lutes, baroque guitar and a small baroque triple harp. The themes of love and longing will interweave throughout the program, as befits a Valentine’s Day concert.


This concert will be presented in the reverberant acoustic of St. James Episcopal Church located at 1620 Murray Street and Bolton Avenue in Alexandria on Saturday, February 14th at 7:00pm. Through a generous grant from The McCormick-Smith Fund, Inc., admission to this concert is free and open to the public.


For more information, please call the St. James Episcopal Church office at (318) 445-9845.