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Free Holiday Concert
December 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Musicians of The Salisbury Four will perform a special program of seasonal music spanning periods form the medieval to the Baroque, as well as more modern eras. Ensemble members include: Zahra Brown – soprano, Judith Dansker – recorder, Christopher Morrongiello – lute, and Marcia Young – soprano and Renaissance harp.
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 noon on Saturday, December 3. Doors will open at 3:30. Walk-ins are welcome until limit is met. Masks are encouraged but not required.
The Salisbury Four
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 recorders, 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.