Sat. 19 Feb. 2022

8: 00 PM // St. James Cathedral

Seattle Baroque Orchestra and Byrd Ensemble

Convent and Cloister: Hidden Genius



Early Music Seattle and Byrd Ensemble present

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

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 seventeenth 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 about Seattle Baroque Orchestra artists, click here.

To read about Byrd Ensemble, click here

In accordance with CDC recommendations and in keeping with safe practices across the performing arts sector, we will adhere to the following policies for live audiences:

  • Proof of vaccination and/or documentation of a recent negative COVID-19 test (within 48 hours) is required
  • Masks will be required in venues at all times
  • Concerts will have no intermissions, reducing the time of time spent in concert venues





Seattle Baroque Orchestra Artists

Alexander Weimann - Music Director, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, harpsichord

Rachell Ellen Wong - Concertmaster
Tomà Iliev – 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
Daniel Frizzell – theorbo

Byrd Ensemble Artists

Markdavin Obenza – Music Director, Byrd Ensemble

Soprano 1
Ruth Schauble
Margaret Obenza
Soprano 2
Danielle Reutter-Harrah
Christina Siemens
Alto 1
Sarra Sharif Doyle
Jessica Martin
Alto 2
Linda Sabee
Marjorie Bunday

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609 8th Ave Seattle, WA 98104

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104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

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St. James Cathedral

804 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101