More and More Morenas

Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 PM

Private performance

Concord, MA

Friday, April 12 at 7 PM

Church of the Covenant

67 Newbury St., Boston, MA

Saturday, April 13 at 4 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church

1 Roanoke Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA

Sunday, April 14 at 4 PM

St. John’s Episcopal Church

705 Hale St., Beverly, MA

Admission is by donation only

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After the astounding success of the program of Nigra sum during the 2023 Boston Early Music Festival, La Donna Musicale and Rumbarroco continue exploring the repertory that praises “dark-skinned” women in songs and polyphonic settings that highlight them in the Ibero-American repertory. Director Laury Gutiérrez leads us on a musical voyage from the Iberian Renaissance to African-influenced folk traditions in contemporary South America. The program features settings of Nigra sum sed formosa from the Song of Songs and other selections from Spanish songbooks (Cancioneros) with endearing depictions of Morenas, interspersed with dances. Selections include music by Manuel Machado, Andreas de Silva, and Juan Vásquez, as well as the Italian Tarquinio Merula.

Adriana Ruiz, soprano
Daniela Tosic, mezzo-soprano
Fausto Miro, tenor
Na’ama Lion, Baroque flute
Julia Connor, violin
Eduardo Betancourt, harp & percussion
Kirsten Lamb, bass
Laury Gutierrez, viola da gamba & Venezuelan Cuatro
Juan Sebastian Sanchez, percussion

Tickets: $35 Reserved; $20 General entrance; $5 Low income
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