Extraordinary Instrument Comes to Quincy and Boston

Lyracle Presents In Sweetest Sympathy

In Sweetest Sympathy will showcase the lyra viol, complete with sympathetic strings, and provide a unique opportunity to hear two of the few such instruments in the world.

The term lyra viol describes a specific style of playing that developed in 17th century England as well as a type of bass viol developed to support that style. Designed to facilitate chordal playing, the lyra viol was often used to accompany the voice. This program will explore vocal and instrumental repertoire for this fabulous instrument and its relationship to different contexts of 17th century music making within and beyond England. Experience the sound of the lyra viol and the voice, playing together in sweetest sympathy! 

Lyra viol and Renaissance music specialist Sarah Mead joins Artistic Directors Ashley Mulcahy and James Perretta for this program.

Program runs about 75 min. Masks strongly encouraged. 

Friday, March 3, 7:30pm
United First Parish Church in Quincy
1306 Hancock St.
*Song lyrics available in Chinese translation (提供中文翻译)

Sunday, March 5, 1:30pm
North Bennet Street School in Boston (North End)
150 North St.

Tickets at lyraclemusic.com/events
$15 general admission | $10 students and seniors 

Learn more about Lyracle at lyraclemusic.com or on Facebook and Instagram at @lyraclemusic

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