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Concerts this Season

Sorrowful Mysteries

Rosary Sonatas of Heinrich Biber
April 4–6, 2019

The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary are five episodes in the Passion of Christ, given wordless meditation in Heinrich Biber’s sonatas for scordatura violin. Fiona Hughes and Sarah Darling will perform the violin sonatas, joined by Wesley Hall (organ), Samuel Suggs (baroque bass), Loren Ludwig (viola da gamba), and William Simms (theorbo), who will also perform the work of Carl Friedrich Abel and Johann Hieronymous Kapsberger, Passion chorales from Bach's St John and St Matthew Passion; and a rarely-performed solo from Berliner Gambenbuch.

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Devotion and Delight

English & American Hymnody
May 9–11, 2019

Bass Peter Walker and special guest Keith Collins (American gourd banjo, harp, bassoon, & mountain dulcimer) join in this program of New World music alongside its English counterparts. From “Sing We the Virgin Mary” to “Froggy Went A-courtin’,” a wealth of American folksong and hymnody owes its roots to an Old World heritage.

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WTJU Interviews TNR Artistic Director

A Look at the Past through Classical Baroque: Q&A with Fiona Hughes
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W Żlobie leży (Infant Holy, Infant Lowly)

from "Rejoice, Mother Poland: The Glory of the Polish Baroque"

Jessica Petrus, soprano; Arash Noori, theorbo; Fiona Hughes, baroque violin. Recorded November 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, Virginia (videography by Mathias Reed).

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