Folger Consort and Stile Antico
with ARCADIA VIOLS
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 4 p.m.
Corpus Christi Church
Folger Consort: Christopher Kendall, lute
Robert Eisenstein, viol
Stile Antico: The twelve-voice English choir
Arcadia Viols: Alice Robbins, Jane Hershey, Loren Ludwig, Douglas Kelley
The Wonder of Will: Early and New Music Celebrating Shakespeare
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the three groups join to perform songs and dances from his plays, and music by his contemporaries William Byrd and John Dowland—including the Lachrimae for viols. Voices and viols unite in period anthems, and Stile Antico sings texts from Henry IV set by the famous young American composer, Nico Muhly.