Concerto delle Donne
Voices of Music presents Concerto delle Donne:
The secret choir of women virtuoso singers at the court of Ferrara
Music of Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Luca Marenzio, Claudio Monteverdi and Barbara Strozzi
Sophie Junker and Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Elizabeth Blumenstock and Alana Youssefian, baroque violin
Elisabeth Reed, viola da gamba
Hanneke van Proosdij, recorder, harpsichord and organ
David Tayler, archlute and baroque guitar
Join us for a concert of virtuoso Italian vocal Music of the Late Renaissance and Early Baroque.
The Concerto delle Donne was created as part of the musica secreta (private court music) of Ferrara in the years just following the marriage of Alfonso II d’Este and Margherita Gonzaga in 1579. Many prominent composers in Italy—among them Luzzasco Luzzaschi, and Luca Marenzio—wrote works for these Ferrarese concerts. Duke Alfonso engaged notable poets to write the texts, including Torquato Tasso.
Word of the incredible virtuosity and secret repertory sung by the Concerto delle Donne spread rapidly across Europe, and soon other female ensembles were created in Mantua and Florence.
Award winning Belgian soprano Sophie Junker and Bay Area favorite Sherezade Panthaki make their debut with Voices of Music.
This concert is part of our Women in Music project
Subscriptions (4 concerts)
Full Time Students: $5 (Please show valid Student ID)
Children (Age 7-18): $5
- Venue: St Mary Magdalen Church
- Date: Sun October 13, 2019 5:00pm
- City: Berkeley
- Email: [email protected]
- Price Range: $5 to $50; 20% off tickets with code cdd20%off
- Tickets: 415-260-4687
Fri October 11, 2019 8:00pm
First United Methodist Church
Sat October 12, 2019 8:00pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Chio non t'ami
Director, harpsichord, organ and recorder
Director, archlute and baroque guitar