Next Concerts

Gran' Canzon: Treasures of 17th Century Italy

Thursday, September 8, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar Street, Macon, GA 31201

Friday, September 9, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 498 Prince Street, Athens, GA 30601

Saturday, September 10, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 4795 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

The 17th century marked a time of musical change as composers moved away from the intricate polyphony of the Renaissance into the type of clear melodic lines that paved the way for solo instrumental sonatas, trio sonatas, the dance suite, and opera.  Erik Schmalz, famed member of Piffaro and the Dark Horse Consort, joins Amethyst Baroque, along with soprano Krysta Therieau, theorbist Gregory Hamilton, and harpist Kelly Brozozowski for this program that features selections from Monteverdi, Castello, and other icons of the 17th century.

Suggested donations:

–$20 general admission

–$10 for members of Atlanta Early Music Alliance and Atlanta Recorder Society

–$10 students & seniors (or pay what you can—no one turned away)

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Erik Schmalz, sackbut

Krysta Therieau, soprano

Kelly Brzozowski, harp

Gregory Hamilton, theorbo

Left to right: Jody Miller, recorder; Marcy Jean Brenner, viola da gamba;
Adrin Akins, countertenor; Alexandra Dunbar, harpsichord

Music of Advent

Friday, December 16, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30308


As part of the Lunchtime Live! concert series, Amethyst Baroque Ensemble performs 17th and 18th century music to celebrate the Advent season.


Suggested contribution $15.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church website

About Amethyst Baroque

Amethyst Baroque Ensemble, named for the official state gem of Georgia, was formed by Co-Directors Dr. Alexandra Snyder Dunbar (harpsichord) and Jody Miller (recorder).  Their offical debut as a duo was sightreading recorder sonatas at a music shop in 2018.  The following spring, Adrin Akins (countertenor) and Marcy Jean Brenner (viola da gamba) joined the ensemble as core members for Amethyst's debut concert of Italian Baroque music.  Claiming Atlanta and Athens as the ensemble's dual homebases, Amethyst performs regularly in both cities and has appeared on multiple concert series.

Meet the performers by clicking HERE.


Sonata Prima—MerulaAmethyst Baroque Ensemble
00:00 / 04:19
Gavotta from Sonata in G Major CorelliArtist Name
00:00 / 00:43
Allegro assai from Wuerttemberg Sonata 1Amethyst Baroque Ensemble
00:00 / 05:57
Allemanda from Sonata in A Minor—SchickhardtAmethyst Baroque Ensemble
00:00 / 02:13
Se l'aura spira tutta vezzosa—Frescobaldi.mp3Amethyst Baroque Ensemble
00:00 / 02:45
05-1_TrioSonataF-PocoAndante_CPEBachAmethyst Baroque Ensemble
00:00 / 03:56
Adagio from Sonata in A minor—SchickhardtAmethyst Baroque Ensemble
00:00 / 04:26
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