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join us for our 2nd season!

Amethyst Baroque Ensemble returns for its second season.  Based in both Atlanta and Athens, Georgia, Amethyst Baroque's inaugural season featured a concert of Italian music.  This year, Amethyst Baroque searches north and east as they present programs of German music and English music.

 

NEXT CONCERT

Flye Care and Anguish

performances at Piedmont College and in Athens, GA

February 22, 2020, at 7:30 PM

Piedmont College

1021 Central Avenue

Demorest, Georgia 30535

Admission is free to the general public

February 23, 2020, at 3:00 PM

St. Stephen's Anglican Catholic Church

800 Timothy Road

Athens, Georgia 30606

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)

The time of the English Restoration not only brought political changes and an expansion of trade, but also a surge in literary and artistic works.  While the German-born George Frideric Handel was one of the leading composers of the period, English composers such as Henry Purcell, John Blow, and Thomas Arne were creating iconic English works for ballad operas and the theater, solidifying England’s role in entertaining the masses who hungered to be both listeners and performers.  From the lute songs of Thomas Campion to Arne’s “Rule Britannia,” the English helped popularize music through the formation of choral societies, private in-home performances, and music festivals.

About Amethyst Baroque

The recorder and the harpsichord each played substantial roles in music of the 17th and 18th centuries.  Artistic Directors Dr. Alexandra Dunbar and Jody Miller bring the two instruments together to play the chamber music that may have originally been performed to entertain small groups in the salon.

Meet the performers by clicking HERE.

Recordings

Recorded live at Morningside Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia

March 30, 2019

Sonata Prima—MerulaAmethyst Baroque Ensemble
00:00 / 04:19
Se l'aura spira tutta vezzosa—Frescobaldi.mp3Amethyst Baroque Ensemble
00:00 / 02:45
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