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 Old Music for the New Year – Christmas Cantatas and Music from 17th Century Germany and Austria - January 1, 2018, 2.30 p.m.

Heinrich Schmelzer (ca. 1620-1680) - Sonata “Pastorella” for 2 violins, continuo

Christoph Bernhard (1628-1692) - “Jauchzet dem Herrn”, for two sopranos, bass, 2 violins, continuo

Johann-Kaspar Kerll (1627-1693) - Sonata a due, for two violins and continuo

Christoph Bernhard (1598-1662) - “Ach, mein herzlibes Jesulein”, for two sopranos, bass, 2 violins, continuo Schmelzer Variations on ‘La Bella Pastora’, for 2 violins and continuo

Johann Crüger (1598-1662) - “O Jesu Christ, dein Kripplein”, for soprano, alto, 2 violins, continuo Antonio Bertali (1605-1669) Sonata for 2 violins, viola da gamba and basso continuo, from Prothimia Suavissima

Augustin Pfleger (ca.1635-ca.1690) - “Mache dich auf werde licht”, for two sopranos, tenor, bass, 2 violins, continuo 

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) - Ciacona in e minor, Bwv160, transcribed for 2 violins, viola da gamba, continuo

Christian Liebe (1654-1714) - “O Heiland aller Welt” for soprano, tenor, chorus, two violins and continuo

Sopranos: Rebecca Genge (bio), Emma Hannan (bio)

Tenor: Adam Dyjach (bio)

Bass: Paul Winkelmans (bio)

La Modestine

Marc Destrubé - baroque violin

Linda Melsted - baroque violin

Natalie Mackie - viola da gamba

Michael Jarvis - harpsichord and organ

La Modestine is a chamber music ensemble formed by four fine west coast musicians with a love of playing music of the 17th and 18th centuries together. The members bring a wealth of international experience to playing this enchanting repertoire on period instruments.

Admission by donation