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The Simon's Rock Early Music Collegium performs works from the 16th century

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA – The Early Music Collegium at Simon’s Rock presents its first concert on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kellogg Music Center. The Collegium will be performing 16th century music from France, Germany, and England, with recorders, viols, and singing. Community Music Program faculty Lucy Bardo directs the Collegium. The concert is free and open to the public.
 
Bardo is a long-time member of Calliope: A Renaissance Band, the New York Consort of Viols, and the Berkshire Bach Society. She has performed with many organizations over the years, including the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia Virtuosi, and Musica Viva. She has appeared as viola da gamba soloist for the Bach Passions with many choral organizations, including the Washington, D.C. Choral Arts Society, Canterbury Chorale, and the Berkshire Choral Festival. Recently she has been the music director for the Shakespeare & Company production of “The Taming of the Shrew,” in which she also performed. Her recording credits include Nonesuch, Vanguard, Telarc, Musical Heritage, Columbia, Summit, Equilibrium, and Lyrachord. She teaches viola da gamba and cello privately, and is on the faculty of many early music workshops. She is the editor of two publications for viola da gamba: the J. S. Bach Art of the Fugue and Le Nymphe di Rheno by Johann Schenck for viola da gamba duo.
 
The concert will feature the members of the Collegium: Matthew Christian, Brian Conolly, Sarah Jimenez, Victoria Kelley, Phyu Hninn Nyein, Lauren Paul, David Sharpe, and Gabriella Spitz, with guest performers Evan Merck and Eleanor Phelps.

Simon's Rock Media Contact:
Briee Della Rocca: 413 644-4706
E-mail: bdellarocca@simons-rock.edu