Baroque Chamber Concert by Ensemble Gaudior | The Friends of Fasch

Sat Jun 9 | 8 pm, Nave

The first of four concerts that will take place at St. Mark’s over two weekends.

Saturday, June 9: The Friends of Fasch (Tom MacCracken, director).

Music by Bach, Fasch, Handel, Hasse, and Telemann.

(To see the full program, click here.)

  • Rachel Siegel, recorder
  • Rodrigo Tarraza, flute
  • Sarah Weiner, oboe and recorder
  • Elise Bonhivert, chalumeau
  • Christopher McFarlane, bassoon
  • Amy Domingues, cello
  • Thomas MacCracken, harpsichord and flute

Ensemble Gaudior is dedicated to performing masterpieces of chamber music from the Baroque and Classical eras, using instruments from those periods or careful modern copies. By presenting this repertoire to modern concert audiences, we hope to contribute to the process of moving our world toward greater harmony. (The name Gaudior is borrowed from the musical unicorn in Madeleine L’Engle’s book A Swiftly Tilting Planet, who time-travels through the universe joyfully harmonizing with the music of the stars and planets.) Founded in 2000 and based in the Washington D.C. area, the group is built around a core instrumentation of violin and basso continuo, but frequently collaborates with guest artists in order to allow a greater variety of repertoire.