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Music of Handel and his contemporaries

Ensemble Melos

Featuring Handel’s songs and instrumental music, Ensemble Melos are going to bring The 9 German arias to the Midtown audience. The text was taken from Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott, (Earthly Pleasure in God), set by Barthold Brockes, who Handel encountered in Halle, Germany. Except for vocal music, Handel’s Trio sonata for flute and violin, Suite for harpsichord, and a delightful dessert by Handel’s rival in England--Nicola Porpora’s music are also on their menu.

Christina Kay, Soprano
Mili Chang, Baroque flute 
Kate Goddard, Baroque violin 
Matt Zucker, Baroque cello 
Benjamin Katz, Harpsichord 


Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier for anyone seeking a respite from the midtown hustle and bustle. Ensembles are chosen by a jury of early-music specialists from the metropolitan area.

The Chapel at St. Bartholomew's Church
50th St. and Park Avenue

Time: 1:15-2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.