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O Envious DayBud Roach

Canadian tenor Bud Roach returns to the Midtown Concert Series with "O Envious Day", accompanying himself on the theorbo with songs and arias by John Wilson, Henry Lawes, Nicholas Lanier, Claudio Saracini, and Domenico Melli. Presented with projected translations and historical readings on themes of night, day, and, of course, love.

Bud Roach has been recognized internationally for his ground-breaking achievements in historical performance and the self-accompanied practice. Musica Omnia recordings of arias by Grandi, Sances, as well as sacred canzonettas from the Chiavenna Oratory, leading his ensemble Capella Intima, have met with unanimous critical praise. "Revelatory concerts" (Early Music America, 2013) www.BudRoach.com

Bud Roach, tenor and theorbo


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

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


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