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Williamstown Early Music Holiday Concert

12:00AM / Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Williamstown – Williamstown Early Music celebrates the holiday season with a concert by Seven Times Salt, a Boston-based Renaissance instrumental ensemble.

The program will be presented on Saturday, December 16th at 8:00pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 35 Park St..

This dynamic young ensemble has garnered rave reviews from audiences throughout New England and at early music festivals across the country, and Williamstown Early Music is thrilled to welcome them to the Berkshires.

Members include Karen Burciaga (Renaissance violin, mezzo-soprano), Daniel Meyers (recorders, flutes, pipe and tabor, bagpipes, baritone), Matthew Wright (lute, tenor), and Joshua Schreiber (viola da gamba, bass). For this program, the four members of the ensemble will be joined by soprano Allison Mondel.

The Concert

The concert features Renaissance European music for Advent and Christmastide. A festive reception, with baked goods provided by Kathie Spoto of Avonlea Farms Bakery, will follow the concert. General admission is $15, $5 students.

For more information or to reserve tickets in advance, please visit www.williamstownearlymusic.org or call (413) 458-0276.

About Seven Times Salt

Seven Times Salt is an early music chamber ensemble formed in February 2003. Since that time, they have performed for the Longy School of Music, Harvard University, the Society for Historically Informed Performance, the Boston Recorder Society, Plimoth Plantation, the Ken Pierce Dance Company, the Amherst Early Music Festival, the Early Music Festivals in Bloomington (IN) and Boston, and WGBH radio. They are based in Cambridge, MA, and their specialty is the English consort repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries.


The name Seven Times Salt is taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet, but refers in a broader sense to the "melancholie musick" that was so popular in Elizabeth's court. Elizabethan composers elevated the musical portrayal of tears and melancholy (usually that of the spurned lover) to a high art, especially John Dowland (1563-1626), who wrote such classics as "Flow My Teares," "Go Cristall Teares," and "Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens"!


About Williamstown Early Music

Williamstown Early Music seeks to further cultivate and expand the musical life of Williamstown and its surrounding communities.

Through a series of concerts throughout the year, WEM explores musical repertoires and traditions of Western Europe with a focus on dramatic and exciting performances featuring period instruments and historically-informed performance practices.

Upcoming performances include a musical collaboration with the Aoede Consort of Troy, NY, performing the German Baroque choral masterwork Musikalische Exequien of Heinrich Schütz, and a grand Handel Gala event, featuring arias, duets and chamber music
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