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Isabella Leonarda: Motets for Voices and Organ
March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nan Haemer, soprano
Charlotte Engler, soprano
Benjamin España, bass-baritone
Emma Mildred Riggle, organ
Ascension Episcopal Parish
1823 SW Spring Street, Portland
You are warmly invited to a guest concert at Ascension Episcopal Parish in honor of Women’s History Month. On Saturday, March 9 at 7pm, we will offer a performance of devotional and introspective music by women composers of the Baroque.
The concert will include motets for voices and organ by Italian composer and abbess Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704). Her sensitive settings of passionate devotional poetry are excellent for opening the season of Lent.
Also on the program is the elegant, sophisticated Suite in D minor from Pièces de clavecin (1707) by French composer, harpsichordist and organist Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729).
A freewill offering will be accepted and a light reception will follow the concert.