Recital by Charles & Elizabeth Weaver, 8 March 2013

The St. Cecilia Society of St. Mary Church, Norwalk, is pleased to present a recital by

Elizabeth Baber Weaver, soprano
Charles Weaver, lute

on Friday, 8 March 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

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SACRED SONG 1500-1650

Josquin, Lassus, Monteverdi, and more

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The St. Cecilia Society of St. Mary Church, Norwalk, is pleased to present a recital by Elizabeth Baber Weaver and Charles Weaver on Friday, 8 March 2013, at 7:30 p.m.? The program of music for voice and lute includes Lassus? Timor et tremor, and will culminate in Monteverdi?s masterful Pianto della Madonna.

General admission is $15, students $10. For further information, please visit, e-mail, or call 203-866-5546 x115.

Elizabeth Baber Weaver (soprano) and Charles Weaver (lute) made their debut as a duo at the 2004 Baltimore Shakespeare Festival with an innovative narrative program of songs from the plays of Shakespeare. The following year, their artist recital of 16th-century Spanish song at the Washington Early Music Festival met with a rave review from the Washington Post, which praised their ?impeccable performances? and ?imagination in programming.? They have since presented programs of Renaissance song in venues around the country, and have collaborated with ensembles such as New York Polyphony and Parthenia, a Consort of Viols. They are both faculty members of the New York Continuo Collective.

Elizabeth Baber Weaver has been praised by the Washington Post for her ?angelic brightness and dedication,? and the New York Times called her singing ?truly lovely.? Recent solo engagements include appearances with Hesperus, Parthenia, and Ex Umbris; the revival of The Play of Daniel at the Cloisters; chansons and airs de cour with Guido?s Ear at the Connecticut Early Music Festival; and ?A Vivaldi Festival!? with Voices of Ascension. Elizabeth is a member of the Grammy-nominated ensemble Pomerium. She has also performed and recorded as a guest artist with the acclaimed quartet New York Polyphony. Elizabeth is a native of Lexington, Kentucky, studied voice at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, and now lives in New York City.

Charles Weaver specializes in sixteenth and seventeenth-century music, and performs frequently on the lute and related historical plucked-string instruments: both as a soloist, and in concert with groups such as Early Music New York, Piffaro: The Renaissance Band, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Folger Consort. The New York Times has noted his ?agile lute and Baroque guitar accompaniments.? He is on the faculty of the New York Continuo Collective, an ongoing workshop in how medieval music theory and the study of rhetoric inform the performance of seventeenth-century vocal music. He has also worked as a vocal coach at the Western Wind Workshop in Ensemble Singing, the Queens College Baroque Opera Workshop, and the Yale Baroque Opera Program. He was formerly director of the Holy Innocents? Schola and a member of the St Agnes Schola in New York. He now sings with the St. Mary?s Schola Cantorum.

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General admission $15 / Students $10
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