Chris Belluscio, baroque trumpet and Christine Gevert, organ Crescendo’s Winter Benefit Concert features one of Boston’s finest young Early Music players Christopher Belluscio performing Baroque Trumpet and Crescendo’s Artistic Director Christine Gevert performing on a copy of a 17th. century chamber organ. They will offer a program of Sonatas, Toccatas and Canzonas by 17th. century Italian composers Giovanni Bonaventura Viviani Girolamo Fantini Girolamo Frescobali and others.
Chris Belluscio is Boston’s ‘Grand Harmonie’ Historical Wind Ensemble co-founder and principal trumpet player. He not only performs in historical style, but also collects original instruments.
Saturday, February 21 at 3pm (snow date: Sunday, February 22)
Trinity Church Lime Rock – 484 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville, CT 06039


Crescendo’s Spring 2015 Concerts

“In that Time – In this Time: from Monteverdi to Whitacre”

April 18, 6pm First Congregational Church, Great Barrington MA
April 19, 4pm Trinity Lime Rock, Lakeville CT

This program will include sacred works by early Baroque composers Claudio Monteverdi (Missa In illo tempore) and his German contemporary Christoph Demantius (Motets) – both for six voices, and from the contemporary American composer Eric Whitacre (Alleluia, Oculi omnium and Light and Gold—Lux Aurumque for four to eight voices). The harmonic language and the composition technique of the works of these composers is, as expected, contrasting, but the intensity and the introspective spiritual beauty of the works is very close. Crescendo Chorus and Vocal Ensemble will perform a cappella, and accompanied only by a Basso Continuo group of period instruments: Organ, Baroque Violoncello and Violone.