Ensemble to perform holiday concert on period baroque instruments

Dec 12, 2012
Courtesy of: Ziggy Spiz Kristin Olson, oboe; John Lenti, theorbo; and Laura Bohn, soprano of SacroProfano. The ensemble will perform a concert on Dec. 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church.

A period instrument ensemble will present a concert of triumphant baroque instrumental and vocal music for the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood.

The SacroProfano ensemble will perform a concert that features the music of Hasse, Bach, Corrette and Balbastre. No tickets are required, but the suggested donation is $15.

Several guest artists will also come to the stage, including Thomas Carroll, chalumeau, Derek Tam, Harpsichord, and Norma Aamodt-Nelson, organ.

The program, which includes instrumental works and holiday favorites from the baroque era, will also conclude with some traditional hymns and carols for the audience to join.

This ensemble was formed a year ago by members Kristin Olson, baroque oboe, and Nate Helgeson, baroque bassoon, while they were studying historical performance at the Juilliard School.

They both dreamed of bringing more baroque music to audiences throughout the area. Since then, SacroProfano has given concerts in both Lynnwood and Seattle.

Core members John Lenti, theorbo, and Laura Bohn, soprano, are both active and in-demand musicians who round out the ensemble.

In addition, the audience will hear Carroll on the chalumeau, a type of early clarinet. Rarely heard, this instrument had a wide repertoire in the baroque era before falling out of use in later periods.

Also, Norma Aamodt-Nelson will showcase Trinity’s Martin Pasi organ, a local gem and draw for concertgoers and organists alike.

Visit www.sacroprofano.org for more details.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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