Ensemble Chaconne to Perform Music of Shakespeare's Plays, Southeast Tour Feb 4 through 6

Ensemble Chaconne (Peter H. Bloom, Renaissance Flute; Carol Lewis, Viola da Gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, Renaissance Lute) wth Guest Artist Pamela Dellal, Mezzo-Soprano to perform Music from Shakespeare's Plays Feb 4-6, Georgia and South Carolina
Ensemble Chaconne and Pamela Dellal to Tour GA and SC
Ensemble Chaconne and Pamela Dellal to Tour GA and SC
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Feb. 2, 2014 - PRLog -- The internationally acclaimed Ensemble Chaconne (Peter H. Bloom, Renaissance flute; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, Renaissance lute) and mezzo-soprano Pamela Dellal will perform Measure for Measure: The Music of Shakespeare’s Plays on February 4 at 7:30 pm at Georgia Southwestern University, Americus GA; on February 5 at 7:30 pm at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA; and on February 6 at 7:30 pm at Erskine College, Due West, SC.

Hailed by The Portland Press Herald as “the perfect Elizabethan evening,” the concert offers a rare view of the music Shakespeare's audiences would have heard, including anonymous tunes of the period and music by the leading composers of his day (Thomas Morley, Robert Johnson, John Dowland and others).  Ms. Dellal displays versatility and dramatic flair in love songs, comic antics, madness and tragedy, with selections from As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Henry V, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and other plays.

The program will include “The Willow Song” sung by Desdemona before her murder in Othello; It Was a Lover and His Lasse” (As You Like It); “O Mistress Mine” (Twelfth Night); “Hark, Hark! The Lark” (Cymbeline); “Take O Take Those Lips Away” (Measure for Measure); “Full Fathom Five” (The Tempest), "Go from My Window” from Ophelia’s mad scene in Hamlet; and “Greensleeves,” the famous ballad tune (quoted in The Merry Wives of Windsor).

Measure for Measure: The Music of Shakespeare’s Plays was featured in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Residency at Davidson College, and at the 30th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum and the 40th National Meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America. The group’s CD of the same name is available on the Americas Musicworks label http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ensemblechaconne

In 2009, Ensemble Chaconne was named to Early Music America’s North American touring roster, one of only 33 ensembles to receive the honor.

Acclaimed for “vitality and character…style and verve” (MusicWeb International), and now celebrating its 28th season, Ensemble Chaconne has been widely praised for its vivid concerts of Renaissance music on period instruments.  The group performs in Europe, North America and the United States, with recent tours in England, Ontario, and the Northeast, Midwest and Southeastern United States.  The ensemble was chosen for featured concerts at London's National Gallery, Atlanta's Spivey Hall, the Yale Center for British Art, the Edison Theatre in St. Louis, The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Florida, and other venues.  Guest Artist Pamela Dellal has toured the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan and has recorded for Arabesque Records, Artona, BMG, Dorian, Meridian, and KOCH International.  Critics have called her singing “outstanding” (The New York Times) and “lushly fluid” (The Washington Post).

ENSEMBLE CHACONNE is managed exclusively by AMERICAS MUSICWORKS, Rebecca DeLamotte, Managing Director, 29 Newbury Street, Somerville, MA 02144 USA.  Telephone:  1-617-776-8778

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