Alkemie Early Music Ensemble ~ Album Release

Sat, 13 Apr 2024 4:00 pm


Alkemie photo credit Anja SchutzLOVE TO MY LIKING: Album Release Concert

Continuing the tradition of the troubadours, the trouvères of Northern France wrote some of the most captivating vocal music of the 13th century. Their songs of public and private adoration wove together allusions both sacred and secular — creating mystical and spicy meditations on love and longing, punctuated by repeating refrains that recur across songs and texts. Alkemie reimagines these courtly love lyrics for our time, transforming songs typically sung for and written by men into passionate evocations by female singers. The lush musical textures are equally informed by historical performance practice, bluegrass, old time, and Celtic music — creating an alien yet familiar soundscape that bridges the past and present. This performance and CD release celebrates 10 years of Alkemie's friendship!

Saturday, April 13 at 4 pm
Admission: Free

Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

Sunday, April 14 at 7 pm
Tickets: $15–$50

All Saints Episcopal, 230 East 60th 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.