I have been thinking recently that I should post more often about what I am actually doing in my life, so I think I may try to do that every Wednesday. Recently, this means fund-raising activities. Last week, I posted about my participation in the Walk for Music on behalf of Cantilena (and I raised almost double my goal, which was awesome!) This week, I want to let you know that this Saturday I will be singing in a benefit concert for Haiti.
Local conductor Michael Barrett (who happens to conduct Convivium Musicum, the group I talked about yesterday!) has put together a benefit concert to raise money for Haiti, which is still dealing with the devastating results of the 2010 earthquake a year and a half later. He has assembled an impressive roster of professional early musicians from the greater Boston area, and also me. ;) We will be performing polychoral works by Praetorius and Gabrieli, and we will be assembling this complex music the same day of the concert. That's right, this bunch of hotshots is going to rehearse for the first time at 3 pm and perform the concert that evening. The concert will be at 8 pm at St. John the Evangelist on Bowdoin St. in downtown Boston on this coming Saturday, May 28.
There will be cornettos. And sackbuts. Multiple choirs singing from all the balconies. And Frances Fitch on continuo. Be there or be sad!