La Bernardinia Baroque Ensemble


Imagined Rivalries
Chamber Music for Winds and Strings by Telemann and Vivaldi

La Bernardinia and friends explore the virtuosic, more intimate, and lesser known instrumental works by two of the most prolific and celebrated composers of the 18th century.  Double reed and bowed string instruments are added to the ensemble's regular lineup of recorder, viola da gamba, and harpsichord.  Guests for this concert will be Stephen Bard, baroque oboe, Anna Marsh, baroque bassoon, Paul Miller, baroque violin and viola d'amore, and Leon Schelhase, harpsichord.

Sunday, September 27, 2015, 4:00pm
Early Music at Saint James Concert Series
Saint James Episcopal Church
119 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
at the corner of Orange Street
tickets at the door, $20 and $5


Fairest Isle
Chamber Music from 17th Century England

La Bernardinia performs two noontime concerts of works from such popular collections as The Division Flute, The Division Viol, the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Byrd's Parthenia in-Violata, Hume's First Part of Ayes, and Locke's LIttle Consort.  Soprano, Leslie Johnson joins the ensemble at their Swarthmore concert performing vocal works by Henry Purcell.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 12:30pm
Brown Bag Concert Series
The Church of the Holy Trinity
1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
on Rittenhouse Square
free will offering

Monday, February, 1, 2016, 12:30pm
Midday Monday Concert Series
Swarthmore College, Lang Concert Hall, Lang Music Building
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
free and open to the public

Grief and Joy
Chamber Music from 18th Century Germany and France Featuring Two Violas da Gamba

The viola da gamba has a delicate and subtle sound that "can imitate the human voice in all its modulations, even in its most intimate nuances: that of grief and joy" (Harmonie Universelle, 1636).  This program features music for the rich combination of two violas da gamba with recorder and harpsichord performing works by Telemann, Kuhnel, Hasse, Couperin, and Sainte-Colombe.  La Bernardinia's guest for this concert is gambist, Rebecca Humphrey.

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 5:30pm
University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation
3637 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
free will offering