Sat. 19 Feb. 2022

8: 00 PM // St. James Cathedral

Seattle Baroque Orchestra

Convent and Cloister: Hidden Genius - also Feb 20

Early Music Seattle presents

Music of the Ages
Convent and Cloister: Hidden Genius
St. James Cathedral

ALSO Sunday, February 20, 2022 | 2pm
Town Hall Seattle | TICKETS


Seattle Baroque Orchestra and the Byrd Ensemble take you into the world of the cloistered Italian convent, a place where the genius of women of the 17th century could be freely expressed. Works by Isabella Leonarda, Bianca Maria Meda, Maria Xaveria Peruchona, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, and many others express the mystery and beauty of psalm settings, biblical verses, and a Magnificat, with ever-changing combinations of instruments and women’s voices.

This program is co-directed by Markdavin Obenza and Alexander Weimann.

To read artist bios, click here.





Alexander Weimann - Music Director, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, harpsichord
Markdavin Obenza – Music Director, Byrd Ensemble

Rachell Ellen Wong - Concertmaster
Christine Wilkinson Beckman - Principal second violin
Annabeth Shirley - Principal cello and viola da gamba
Curtis Foster - Principal oboe and recorder
MaryAnn Shore – oboe and recorder
Nate Helgeson – bassoon and recorder
Kris Kwapis – trumpet and recorder

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Trinity Parish Seattle

609 8th Ave Seattle, WA 98104

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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center

104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

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St. James Cathedral

804 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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Town Hall

1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101