Music for Troubled Times
Jeannette Sorrell,direction, harpsichord, & program design
Amanda Powell & Ashlee Foreman,sopranos
Thursday, October 8, 2020, 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church, AKRON
In Person Seats Sold Out!
Friday, October 9, 2020, 7:30PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
In Person Seats Sold Out!
Saturday, October 10, 2020, 3:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Saturday, October 10, 2020, 8:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
In Person Seats Sold Out!
Sunday, October 11, 2020, 4:00PM
St. Raphael Catholic Church, BAY VILLAGE
Your ticket purchase allows you either to attend the concert in person, OR receive a password to watch the exclusive concert-video 1 week later in the comfort of your home. Please note: concert venues are selling out quickly for in-person seating.



London, 1665: A year-long plague held the city in its grip, but haunting folk ballads and laments of Dowland and Purcell wafted from the windows of empty streets. Two centuries later, outbreaks of cholera and dysentery could not prevent Americans – black and white – from singing in joyous harmony at the end of the Civil War. In this new program from Jeannette Sorrell, 10 musicians conjure up these two historic pandemics through music, diaries and poems as we celebrate the resilience of the human spirit. WE SHALL OVERCOME.

Pre-Concert ZOOM Talks

Don’t miss the lively discussion with AF’s Visiting Scholar, Dr. Thomas Forrest Kelly of Harvard University. Choose Thursday 10/8 or Saturday 10/10 at 1:00pm. A ZOOM link will be sent to all ticket holders for these concerts.


Meet 2-3 of the featured the artists in our new Q&A ZOOM discussions – Sunday 10/11 (for patrons who attend the live concert) and Tuesday 10/20 at 7:30pm (for patrons who watch the video at home). Sit down with a glass of wine for 30 minutes and toast the musicians on their performance!

Hear the Music

Purcell: Chacony in G Minor
Ayres for the Theatre | The Parley of Instruments & Peter Holman

Purcell: Hornpipe in G Minor
King Arthur (Highlights) | English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner

Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom
Scarborough Fayre | Apollo’s Fire & Tina Bergmann


These concerts are generously sponsored by

Bach, Guido / The Young Violinist

“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.” –CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE (UK)