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The Renaissance Reborn.ALBA Consort

ALBA Consort presents Renaissance music from the Mediterranean of France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Armenia and Sephardic music including works from Venice in an exciting time when East met West. And with variations by modern composer Leonard Lehrman of a Machaut viralei, truly, the Renaissance is Reborn.

Early Mediterranean ensemble ALBA CONSORT has performed at “University of Chicago Presents”; UC’s Oriental Institute; NYC’s Barge Music; Early Music Now, Milwaukee; Academy of Early Music, Michigan; for Chamber Music America; Hofstra University; with GEMS at the Greene Space (and WQXR radio); and CUNY.TV’s Classic Artist Showcase.

Margo Andrea, mezzo-soprano, vielle
Rex Benincasa, percussion, psaltery, voice
Christopher Morrongiello, lute, baroque guitar
Carlo Valte, oud


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.