Vivaldi’s Four Seasons rediscovered

European Tour Send-Off Concert
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons rediscovered
Featured Artist
Not your mother’s Four Seasons…. Jeannette Sorrell and Francisco Fullana become musical storytellers – celebrating along with the 18th-century Italian peasants, whose joys and sorrows Vivaldi described so vividly. Dueling cellists evoke Vivaldi’s “rock ’n roll” personality in the stormy Concerto for Two Cellos. The party ends in exuberant madness when the group whips up Vivaldi’s La Folia (“Madness”).

Join us for this festive send-off (with champagne reception) as our musicians warm up for our European tour. – Or better yet, plan to come with us! London (UK), Heidelberg (Germany), and more…!

Saturday, April 8, 2023, 7:30PM
Federated Church, CHAGRIN FALLS

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 (Chicago)

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 (Chicago)
The exoticism of the East and the structure of the West. They met in Venice in 1610 – and the splendor resounded. Jeannette Sorrell leads chorus, strings, brass, lutes, and soloists in Monteverdi’s sumptuous masterpiece.
Sunday, October 16, 2022, 4:00PM
Northwestern University (Alice Millar Chapel), EVANSTON

Handel’s Messiah (Chicago)

Handel’s Messiah (Chicago)
Sound the trumpet! Jeannette Sorrell, soloists, and chorus bring their nationally acclaimed interpretation of Messiah to Chicago. The singers become musical storytellers, bringing spirituality and theatricality to Handel’s richly layered masterpiece.
Friday, December 9, 2022, 7:30PM
First Presbyterian Church, EVANSTON

Exile

Featured Artists
Exile
Music of the Jewish & African Diasporas
Expelled from their homes and scattered across the earth, exiled peoples have often found strength and resilience in their music. This new program from Jeannette Sorrell begins where “O Jerusalem!” ended – celebrating the interwoven connections of the Sephardic, Ashkenazy, Palestinian, and African traditions.
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 8:00PM
Music Institute of Chicago, EVANSTON
Sunday, March 12, 2023, 5:00PM
Emanuel Congregation, EDGEWATER

A Return to Bach’s Coffeehouse

A Return to Bach’s Coffeehouse
Featured Artists
A famous Leipzig coffeehouse in the 18th century was the scene of lively musical duels, as J.S. Bach led concerts featuring double-concertos. Our musical fencing matches include Bach’s Concerto for Oboe & Violin and Telemann’s Concerto for Flute & Recorder.
Thursday, May 11, 2023, 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church, AKRON
Friday, May 12, 2023, 7:30PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Saturday, May 13, 2023, 8:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Sunday, May 14, 2023, 4:00PM
ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church

Exile

Featured Artists
Exile
Music of the Jewish & African Diasporas
Expelled from their homes and scattered across the earth, exiled peoples have often found strength and resilience in their music. This new program from Jeannette Sorrell begins where “O Jerusalem!” ended – celebrating the interwoven connections of the Sephardic, Ashkenazy, Palestinian, and African traditions.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 7:30PM
The BATH Church (UCC)
Thursday, March 9, 2023, 7:30PM
The Temple-Tifereth Israel, BEACHWOOD
Friday, March 10, 2023, 7:30PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 7:30PM
AVON LAKE United Church of Christ

Muse of Fire

Muse of Fire
Featured Artists
A profound spirituality inspired many 17th-century composers to scale the heights of virtuosity. Alan Choo and 7 friends continue their exploration of Biber’s stunning Sonatas on the Mysteries of the Rosary alongside sacred vocal works.
Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church, AKRON
Friday, February 3, 2023, 7:30PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Sunday, February 5, 2023, 4:00PM
ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church

Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah
Featured Artists
Sound the trumpet! Jeannette Sorrell, soloists, and chorus bring their nationally acclaimed interpretation of Messiah back home to Northeast Ohio. The singers become musical storytellers, bringing spirituality and theatricality to Handel’s richly layered masterpiece.

“Sorrell led superb voices and a stylish orchestra… a splendid performance with wonderful vitality… rich, robust sound and crisp diction by Apollo’s Singers…. It’s difficult for a ‘Messiah’ performance to stand out. But this one did.”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 7:00PM
Federated Church, CHAGRIN FALLS
Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 7:00PM
LAKEWOOD United Methodist
Thursday, December 8, 2022, 7:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, AKRON
Saturday, December 10, 2022, 8:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Sunday, December 11, 2022, 5:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS

Storms and Tempests

Storms and Tempests
Featured Artist
The wild power of nature inspires this program of orchestral showpieces, including Vivaldi’s Tempesta di Mare (Storm at Sea) concerto featuring violinist Alan Choo; Marais’ tempest scene from Alcione; and gorgeous arias sung by Amanda Forsythe.
Thursday, November 10, 2022, 7:30PM
First United Methodist Church, AKRON
Friday, November 11, 2022, 7:30PM
ROCKY RIVER Presbyterian Church
Saturday, November 12, 2022, 8:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS
Sunday, November 13, 2022, 4:00PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610

Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
Featured Artists
The exoticism of the East and the structure of the West. They met in Venice in 1610 – and the splendor resounded. Jeannette Sorrell leads chorus, strings, brass, lutes, and soloists in Monteverdi’s sumptuous masterpiece.
Saturday, October 8, 2022, 8:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS
Sunday, October 9, 2022, 4:00PM
St. Raphael Catholic Church, BAY VILLAGE
Friday, October 14, 2022, 7:30PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, AKRON
Saturday, October 15, 2022, 8:00PM
First Baptist Church, SHAKER HEIGHTS

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