Nota Bene Baroque Players

Artistic Director's Message

Contributed by Admin on Aug 01, 2014

... As I move into my role as AD I would like to thank the outgoing AD, Borys Medicky, for his many years of hard work. The board, musicians and NBBP audience have all appreciated his encyclopedic knowledge, his thoughtful programming, and his musicianship. I am so pleased that he will continue on as a very important part of the group. ...

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A Cup of Jo, a Cup of Bach @ WLU Noon Hour Concert

Contributed by Admin on Jul 30, 2014

The classic generational battle of wills is played out in JS Bach's Coffee Cantata, a light hearted look at the relationship between a stern, outdated father and his entitled, sneaky daughter who insists on drinking - in his opinion - too much coffee.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Coffee Cantata BWV 211
CPE Bach: Sonata for traverso, violin and basso continuo
Telemann: Sinfonia for strings and basso continuo in D major

Daniel Lichti, baritone
Thera Barclay, soprano*
Blair Spry, tenor*

Alison Melville, traverso
Julie Baumgartel & Rona Goldensher, violins
Michaela Parker, viola*
Shane Neill, cello
Marilyn Fung, bass
Borys Medicky, harpsichord

* participants in the NBBP Mentorship Program

Tickets

  • FREE Noon Hour Concert at WLU

Concert Date

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014

Concert Start Time

  • 12:00-12:45PM

Location


Ships in the Night

Contributed by Admin on Jul 28, 2014

Ships in the NightINNERchamber ~ Factory Arts Baroque Ensemble in a co-production with Nota Bene Baroque Players,  joined by the internationally renowned early music specialist, soprano Agnes Zsigovics

Early in his career, the genius Handel spent five inspiring years in Italy, but no record exists that he ever met the prolific Italian composer Vivaldi; it would appear that they passed like ships in the night. Supposing these two giants of the Baroque did actually meet? Let's sample from the motets, operas and instrumental music they composed during this slice in time, perhaps in each other's presence.

Tickets (includes a light dinner)

  • $40 regular | $10 student

Concert Date

  • Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Concert Start Time

  • 6:00PM

Location

  • Factory163
    163 King Street
    Stratford, Ontario
    Canada N5A 4S2

*** Visit the INNERchamber website for more information and of ticket availability. Dinner-Concert tickets available. Purchase your tickets early!


Ships in the Night

Contributed by Admin on Jul 27, 2014

Ships in the NightNota Bene Baroque Players in a co-production with INNERchamber ~ Factory Arts Baroque Ensemble (Stratford) and Agnes Zsigovics, soprano

Early in his career, the genius Handel spent five inspiring years in Italy, but no record exists that he ever met the prolific Italian composer Vivaldi; it would appear that they passed like ships in the night. Supposing these two giants of the Baroque did actually meet? Let's sample from the motets, operas and instrumental music they composed during this slice in time, perhaps in each other's presence.

For the opening of NBBP's 13th season, we are joined by the internationally renowned early music specialist, soprano Agnes Zsigovics and musicians from the Factory Arts Baroque Ensemble.

* Part of the "Classics at the Registry" concert series.


Tickets

  • Adults: $28.00 / Seniors: $25.00 / eyeGO & university: $5.00 / Under 12 - FREE
  • Advance tickets for all concerts can be purchased through the Centre in the Square Box office at 519-578-1570 or visit the Centre in the Square website to purchase tickets online.
  • Ticket purchases available at the door.

Concert Date

  • Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Concert Start Time

  • 3:00PM

Location


 


Christmas in Leipzig

Contributed by Admin on Jul 26, 2014

1723 was Johann Sebastian Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig where he had been recently installed as director of music at the famed Thomaskirche. Eager to impress the local church authorities (who had been less than enthusiastic over his appointment), Bach composed a wealth of spectacular festive music, including his Magnificat, Mary’s great hymn of praise upon learning that she will be the mother of Jesus. For this concert in December, the Nota Bene Baroque Players & Singers, conducted by Howard Dyck, perform this splendid Christmas work complete with the rarely-heard Christmas interpolations. The programme also includes two Advent cantatas by Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, and Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62.

Tickets

  • Regular: $40 Adult / 65+: $30 / Student: $15  (*with ID)
  • Ticket purchase available at the door
  • Ticket reservation by phone: 226-808-9567 
  • Ticket purchase on-line from the NBBP Box-Office (TBA)
  • Ticket purchase from locations in the Region of Waterloo (TBA)

Concert Date

  • Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Concert Start Time

  • 2:00PM

Location




La Serenissima: Music from Venice

Contributed by Admin on Jul 24, 2014
Venice Canal c.1738With the dawn of the 17th century, The Most Serene Republic of Venice emerged as a cultural jewel of the western world. It had become a major centre of music-making and publishing, attracting musicians and composers from all over Europe. The wealth and power from its far-ranging trade, its unique customs and governance, as well as its inclination to ignore Counter-Reformation ecclesiastical decrees about music, led to a rich flowering of musical innovation in this extraordinary state.

Violinists/violists Sheila Smyth and Valerie Sylvester will curate and perform this concert of masterpieces from the golden age of La Serenissima, joined by violinist Catherine Hewson, Marilyn Fung on G-violone and bass viol, and harpsichordist Borys Medicky.

The concert will include Giovanni Gabrieli’s sonata for three violins, which was the first of its kind, as well as a trio sonata for the unusual pairing of violin and viola by Marco Antonio Ferro. The programme will also feature glorious music by Dario Castello, Massimiliano Neri and of course, Venice’s most heralded composers, Tomaso Albinoni and Antonio Vivaldi.

* Part of the "Classics at the Registry" concert series. 


Tickets

  • Adults: $28.00 / Seniors: $25.00 / eyeGO & university: $5.00 / Under 12 - FREE
  • Advance tickets for all concerts can be purchased through the Centre in the Square Box office at 519-578-1570 or visit the Centre in the Square website to purchase tickets online.
  • Ticket purchases available at the door.

Concert Date

  • Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Concert Start Time

  • 3:00PM

Location


 

 

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