Free Holiday Concert
December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The holiday concert includes traditional music spanning periods from the Medieval to the Baroque, as well as to more modern eras. Musicians of The Salisbury Four include, Zahra Brown – soprano, Judith Dansker – recorder, Christopher Morrongiello – lute , and Marcia Young – soprano and Renaissance harp.
Special Instructions: Seating will be limited. Reservations may be made by emailing email@example.com or calling 860-435-0566 and leaving your name, number in your party and contact information by Thursday, November 30, 2023. Walk-ins are permitted until limit is met. Doors open at 3:30.
The Salisbury Four
Celebrated artists performing a Holiday Program blending international Christmas Carols, canzonets and madrigals from the Medieval, Baroque and Renaissance featuring early winds, voices and plucked strings.
Zahra Brown– soprano, A soprano specializing in early music, Zahra Brown is a longtime member of the professional octet at the Church of the Resurrection in New York City and has performed as a soloist with Ex Umbris, the Vox Renaissance Consort, and the New York Baroque Dance Company. She has been featured in medieval and baroque operas in New York and on tour, at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Connecticut Early Music Festival, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, the Trinity Twelfth Night Festival, the Cloisters Museum, and Le Poisson Rouge. She is a co-founder of the Parnassus historical dance ensemble and has choreographed for Juneau Lyric Opera and the New York Continuo Collective.
Judith Dansker – oboe and recorder received the Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from The Juilliard School of Music where she studied with renowned oboist Robert Bloom. The New York Times has said of her playing:“her lovely solo lines were very skillfully handled.” She has performed widely with many chamber music ensembles including The Galliard Woodwind Quintet, Trio Sonata, The New York Baroque Consort and is currently a member of The Hevreh Ensemble. The group has performed in Eastern Europe and recently returned from a tour to Poland. Ms. Dansker is on the faculty of Simon’s Rock of Bard College and is Professor of Oboe and Recorder at Hofstra University.
Christopher Morrongiello – lute, is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and earned a PhD at Oxford. In 1996 the Marco Fodella Foundation awarded him a scholarship for studies at the Sculola Civica di Musica of Milan, and in 2006 The Lute Society of America chose him to give the first Patrick O’Brien LSA Seminar Lectures. Christopher directs the Bachelor Consort, plays tenor lute in the Venere Lute Quartet and teaches music history at Hofstra University.
Marcia Young – soprano and renaissance harp, was cited by the Washington Post for her elegant, dark hued soprano voice and winning mixture of formal restraint and emotional intensity. She is a member of My Lord Chamberlain’s Consort, Duo Marchand and the medieval trio Trefoil. In recent seasons Young has appeared with the viol consort Parthenia, The Renaissance Band Piffaro, and the Folger and Newberry Consorts; at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters and the Yale Center for British Art among many others.