Sunday evening, July 6th, sopranos Tonia D’Amelio and Jennifer Owen-Blackmon sing duets of André Campra (1660–1744) and François Couperin (1668–1733) as part of a special fundraising series in support of the Festival of the Hours (beginning at the tail end of July — see schedule at www.festivalofthehours.org). Christopher Kula accompanies on organ and Roy Whelden on gamba.
In addition, the two virtuoso sopranos are joined by soloists of the Pacific Collegium to present movements of a colorful cross-cultural Baroque Mass: the Missa Concertata, an arrangement by French musical scholar and curator Sébastien de Brossard (1655-1730) of an Italian Mass setting originally by Pietro Antonio Fiocco (1654-1714). Singers are Eric Tuan, haute contre; Will Betts, tenor; Paul Boyce, baritone, and Phillip Saunders, bass.
Eric Tuan will also be on hand to discuss and elucidate his new setting of Preces and Responses, to be premiered at the service of Evensong to take place at 6 p.m. on August 1st as part of the Festival.
The event is at a private home in Piedmont, California. Please RSVP for further location details.
Food, beverages, and hospitality will begin at 6 p.m., with the musical presentation at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. A donation of $60 or more is requested for individuals and $100 or more for couples.
Advance payment may be sent by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, or make arrangements for check payment at the door by contacting Festival of the Hours at the same email or by telephone at 510-473-7736.
Please join us for this memorable occasion!