First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT, 06511
The Elm City Consort is a New Haven early music chamber group that has been offering concerts to the community—in churches such as St. Thomas Episcopal and Bethesda Lutheran, as well as at various venues at Yale–for almost ten years. They perform both vocal and instrumental works from the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras, using period instruments. For their first concert this year, which we will host at FPCNH, they are for the first time expanding their repertoire into the nineteenth century: a performance of Schubert’s song cycle, Die schöne Müllerin (The Lovely Maid of the Mill), with Jesse Blumberg, tenor, and David Breitman, fortepiano. (The fortepiano is an instrument of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, an important predecessor of the modern piano.) The concert will be in our sanctuary at 5:00 P.M. (note the unusual time!) on Saturday, September 21. Our Music Director, Patrick McCreless, will begin the program with a pre-concert talk at 5:00, not earlier.