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In Praise of Mother Mary.

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Filigree_Christina_Kim_credit_Gentle_Grace_PhotographyChristina Kay ~ soprano
Kim Leeds ~ mezzo-soprano
Christa Patton ~ harp

Filigree, featuring soprano Christina Kay and mezzo-soprano Kim Leeds, delves into music about the iconic figure, Mary, mother of Jesus. Works by female Baroque composers are paired with selections from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, exploring the complexity of Mother Mary as a human and divine figure through these epic — and sometimes even comic — miracle stories from the 13th century.

Filigree is a New England-based ensemble that recaptures the creative ethos of past eras to empower its artists to perform with a renewed sense of musical and theatrical autonomy. Founded by singers Kim Leeds and Christina Kay, Filigree brings more equality to the balance of composer versus performer to make each performance a unique experience.

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

In person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan

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GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.