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Chatham Baroque to Present ‘In Angel’s Wede: Music of Mary, Queen of Scots’


Chatham Baroque will present The Baltimore Consort’s performance “In Angel’s Wede: Music of Mary, Queen of Scots.” The concert will be held on Nov. 18 at Calvary Episcopal Church and will feature live narration by Emmy Award-winning television and radio personality Robert Aubry Davis. The event will also showcase Scottish, Italian, French, and English music highlighting different periods of Mary {…}


Chatham Baroque Announces 2023-24 Concert Series


Leading period ensemble Chatham Baroque announces its “Chatham Baroque + Renaissance & Baroque 2023-24 Concert Series.” For the purposes of this article, only vocal works are included. Soprano Danielle Svonavec leads the Baltimore Consort’s “In Angel’s Wede – Music of Mary Queen of Scots.”  Performance Date: November 18, 2023 Chatham Baroque and Calvary Episcopal Church present a program initiative for {…}


Chatham Baroque to Honor Don O. Franklin with ‘The Joy of Bach’


On April 22 and 23, Chatham Baroque will perform in “The Joy of Bach,” a concert honoring the late Bach scholar Don O. Franklin. The organization will be joined by some of Franklin’s favorite collaborators for this musical homage. Franklin was a pillar of the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Music and served as president of the American Bach Society {…}


Chatham Baroque to Present Ensemble Dialogos’ ‘Barlaam and Josaphat’


On February 19, 2023. Chatham Baroque will present Ensemble Dialogos’ run of “Barlaam and Josaphat.” This program sets to music the medieval Christian legend which adapts the story of the Buddha, drawing from the repertoires of Greek, Latin, Russian, Croatian, French, and Italian manuscripts. Among the featured performers are Katarina Livljanic, violinist and composer Albrecht Maurer, and flautist Norbert Rodenkirchen. {…}


Pittsburgh Opera & Chatham Baroque to Present Historic Performances of ‘Ariodante’


Pittsburgh Opera continues the 2022-23 season with a performance of Händel’s baroque opera “Ariodante” in association with Chatham Baroque. The showcase, which is scheduled for Jan. 21-29, 2023, will take place at the CAPA Theater in Pittsburgh. Taking on the title role will be Jazmine Olwalia, with Emily Richter as Ginerva. Polinesso will be interpreted by Chuanyuan Liu with Daniel {…}


Jeanine De Bique, Sherezade Panthaki, Kristen Dubenion-Smith Headline Chatham Baroque’s 2022-23 Season


Pittsburgh-based Chatham Baroque has announced its 2022-23 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal and operatic works. The first vocal performance of the year will feature soprano Sherezade Panthaki as she takes on the cantata “The Isle of Delos” alongside such instrumentalists as Kathryn Montoya, Kathie Stewart, Charlotte Mattax Moersch, Andrew Fouts, Patricia {…}


Vivica Genaux, John Holiday Headline Quantum Theatre & Chatham Baroque’s Historic Premiere of ‘Idaspe’


Quantum Theatre and Chatham Baroque will team up for a new production of “Idaspe” this fall. The showcase, which will take place between Oct. 7-15, 2022 at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh, will represent the first full production of the Broschi opera since 1730. This edition of the score will also be the first in modern notation. The production will {…}


Pascale Beaudin & Reginald Mobley Headline Chatham Baroque’s ‘Stabat Mater’


On April 2, 2022, Chatham Baroque will present Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s setting of the “Stabat Mater,” in a program alongside music by Vivaldi, and Johann Heinrich Schmelzer. Soprano Pascale Beaudin and countertenor Reginald Mobley will be the featured soloists, joined by CB artists including violinist Andrew Fouth, Scott Pauley on the theorbo and archlute, and Patricia Halverson on the viola {…}


Chatham Baroque Relocates to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Campus


(Credit: Chatham Baroque Facebook Page) The Chatham Baroque has announced that it will relocate to the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Campus in East Liberty/Highland Park. In that way, the organization will have its offices, rehearsal space, and a performance venue all in one location, enabling the ensemble to centralize many activities. “What first caught our attention about the PTS campus were {…}