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Past Performances

With Clouds Descending: An Advent Songfest

Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 7:00 PM

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 498 Prince Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30601

Amethyst Baroque Ensemble performs works written before 1750 on instruments copied from historical originals. Amethyst members Alexandra Dunbar (harpsichord and organ), Jody Miller (recorder), Adrin Akins (countertenor), and Marcy Jean Brenner (viola da gamba), are joined by Baroque violinist Ian Jones in this program of Advent music.  The four Sundays leading to Christmas are a time of excitement as we await the birth of Christ. From ancient plainsong to the cantatas of J.S. Bach, Amethyst Baroque celebrates the more joyous aspect of the Advent season.

Admission is free and open to the public.  Donations accepted to Amethyst Baroque or Emmanuel Church's music ministry.

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All’ Antiqua

Music of the Italian Baroque

March 30, 2019, at 7:00 PM


Morningside Presbyterian Church

1411 N Morningside Drive NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30306


Amethyst Baroque Ensemble makes its concert debut with this program of Italian music.  From the meeting of the Florentine Camerata, which helped usher in a new style of music composition, to the middle of the 18th century, which provided us some of the most iconic works of the period, Italy gave us some of our most treasured composers.  Alexandra Dunbar (harpsichord), Jody Miller (recorder), Adrin Akins (countertenor), and Marcy Brenner (viola da gamba), recreate performances of these chamber works on period instruments.  Suggested donations accepted at the door: $20 general; $10 student, senior, and members of AEMA/ARS.  No one turned away!


This concert follows the Lauda Musicam of Atlanta PlayDate, an afternoon music reading session conducted by Phil Hollar, recorder teacher and performer from Greensboro, NC.  Make a day of the music!


All’ Antiqua

Music of the Italian Baroque

March 31, 2019, at 3:00 PM


St. Stephen's Anglican Catholic Church

800 Timothy Road

Athens, Georgia 30606


Repeat of March 31 performance.

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