Program Suggestions

 "Fantazias and More" 

An all-star cast of 17th-century English c
omposers including William Lawes, John Wilbye, John Jenkins, and Henry Purcell. A cameo appearance by contemporary composer Will Ayton rounds out the program. Five viols and voice

  "La Spirita goes for Baroque"

Venturing out of the Renaissance and into the early Baroque, a program of composers from England, France and Italy. Four viols and harpsichord

 "Mary Danced" - A Christmas cantata

Composed by contemporary composer Will Ayton, this is a joint program with the Engelchor Consort (medieval ensemble) and chronicles the life of Jesus' mother Mary with narrator, recorders, voice and viol.

"Music for Voices and Viols"
                         "Little Entertainments"

Two further programs featuring music of England, the true home of the viol consort. Included are consort songs from the famous lutenist/composer John Dowland. Four viols and voice, lute

 "What Can One Do With a Chest of Vyolls?"
La Spirita's most recent program,taking the listener through several countries, centuries, and styles. Five viols and voice

 In the pipeline - a foray into music from France


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