As part of the 40th year of St. Louis’ Mercy Conference and Retreat Center, supporting their selfless mission and legacy of the Sisters of Mercy, New Comma Baroque’s Phillip Serna will present a special benefit concert of inspiring and thoughtful music written for viola da gamba, a fretted string-instrument popular in Europe from the 15th through 18th centuries. In conjunction with Early Music America’s Early Music Month 2016 and celebrating Bach’s 331st birthday, the recital will feature works for the viol, both old and new, by Carl Friedrich Abel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Martha Bishop, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, Le Sieur Dubuisson, Rudolph Dolmetsch and Georg Philipp Telemann.
Mercy Conference and Retreat Center
Mercy Center Chapel, Mercy Conference and Retreat Center
Sunday, March 20, 2016 2:00PM
To find out more about Dr. Phillip Serna, please visit www.phillipwserna.com; to learn more about the viola da gamba and its amazing literature, please visit www.vdgsa.org; and to learn more about Early Music America’s Early Music Month 2016, please visit www.earlymusicamerica.org/endeavors/early-music-month/.