...and the Pastyme Consort

Vivat Regina! **ENCORE**

Music from the Time of Elizabeth I

Please come join Madregalia!! for our an encore presentation of our Spring concert "Vivat Regina!" on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 2:30 pm. The venue will again be Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Monterey. In recognition of the recent coronation of King Charles III, we will be presenting vocal and instrumental music associated with Queen Elizabeth I. The Pastyme Consort will be featured as well, with a full complement of instruments including lute, harpsichord, violins, viols and recorders.

Our Program will also commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest of all English composers, William Byrd. We will be singing an assortment of 5 and 6 part madrigals and sacred works, interspersed with a variety of dances and other instrumental works of this fertile period.

Along with Byrd, there will be works by Morley, Dowland, Holborne, Wilbye, Weelkes, Brade, Bennet and Vautor.

Suggested donation $25. Students Free.

Featured Guest Artists:

Elizabeth Gaver, violin

Elizabeth is a well known recording artist, having a long term core member of the internationally acclaimed ensemble Sequentia. A former resident of the Monterey Peninsula, she now lives in Norway, where she has performed and recorded with Modus, Pro Musica Antiqua Oslo, Barokkanerne, and The Norwegian Baroque Orchestra. 

She and Penny Hanna play an annual New Year's Day concert at the Cherry Foundation as part of the Cherry Trio. 

Be sure to check out their special concert on April 30, at 3 pm! Francis Toldi will be joining them on dulcian.

Penny Hanna, bass viol

Penny is one of the preeminent viola da gamba players on the central coast. Based in the Santa Cruz area, she has been very active in the music scene ancient and modern. She has participated in master classes with Wieland Kuijken, Jerome Hantai, John Dornenburg, Mary Springfels and Jordi Savall, plus concerts with the Antiquarian Funks, the California Gamba Consort, WAVE Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble, Madregalia, and The Cherry Trio with Elizabeth Gaver. 

Our Program:

Prior Concerts

For the programs of our prior concerts, please take a look at our Repertory page