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The Thirsty Scholar

Church of the Good Shepherd (Watertown) 9 Russell Ave, Watertown, MA

Seven Times Salt celebrates life, love, and music as we open our 20th concert season. Inspired by our late friend Scott Harney’s poetry, we present love songs of 17th-c Italy along with choice Renaissance dance tunes, then enjoy a brief visit to Elizabethan England. Finally, we take a sea voyage to southern Italy to tour …

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$20

The Corners of the Moon: Uncanny Music for Hallowmas

Grace Episcopal Church 14 Boltwood Ave., Amherst, MA

This delightful spooky program for the Hallowmas season depicts ghost encounters, witches’ dances, mad songs, fantastic beasts and more. You’ll hear ghoulish masquing tunes by Campion and Johnson, bizarre instrumental works by Picforth and Lawes, eerie tales of supernatural beings and fairy mayhem, and we’ll take a 17th-century trip to the Moon. We round out …

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$20

The Corners of the Moon: Uncanny Music for Hallowmas

St. Peter's Episcopal Church 838 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

This delightful spooky program for the Hallowmas season depicts ghost encounters, witches’ dances, mad songs, fantastic beasts and more. You’ll hear ghoulish masquing tunes by Campion and Johnson, bizarre instrumental works by Picforth and Lawes, eerie tales of supernatural beings and fairy mayhem, and we’ll take a 17th-century trip to the Moon. We round out …

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$20

A Winter Solstice Celebration

St. John's Episcopal Church 139 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY

This December marks 20 years of our beloved winter solstice concerts. This holiday program features seasonal music of 16-18th century Europe, the British Isles, and the New World performed with period instruments and dialect. You'll hear festive wassailing songs, rugged shapenote hymns, French Baroque noels, Spanish villancicos, Irish reels, and a hearty helping of STS …

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$20

A Winter Solstice Celebration

Church of the Good Shepherd (Watertown) 9 Russell Ave, Watertown, MA

Seven Times Salt celebrates 20 years of our beloved winter solstice concerts. This holiday program features seasonal music of 16-18th century Europe, the British Isles, and the New World performed with period instruments and dialect. You'll hear festive wassailing songs, rugged shapenote hymns, French and Spanish carols, Irish reels, and a hearty helping of STS …

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$20

A Winter Solstice Celebration

Church of the Good Shepherd (Watertown) 9 Russell Ave, Watertown, MA

Seven Times Salt celebrates 20 years of our beloved winter solstice concerts. This holiday program features seasonal music of 16-18th century Europe, the British Isles, and the New World performed with period instruments and dialect. You'll hear festive wassailing songs, rugged shapenote hymns, French and Spanish carols, Irish reels, and a hearty helping of STS …

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$20

English Country Dance

Harvard Epworth Church 1555 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

We're back!!! After a 3-year hiatus, STS will provide splendid live music for the Harvard Square English Country Dance. You’ll hear tunes popular from 1650 up to the present; some are elegant, some rowdy, some romantic, some playful. English Country Dance is social, community dancing. The caller will teach all the dances; no experience is …

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$7

A Brave Barrel of Oysters: The Music of Samuel Pepys’ London

Church of Saint Andrew (Marblehead) 135 Lafayette St, Marblehead, MA

Perhaps the English language’s most famous diarist, Samuel Pepys was a prosperous civil servant and bon vivant in Restoration London. The diaries he kept from 1660-1668 provide a fascinating glimpse of life during the reign of the “merry monarch” Charles II. An enthusiastic amateur musician who sang and the lute, viola da gamba, and flageolet, …

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$20

A Brave Barrel of Oysters: The Music of Samuel Pepys’ London

Church of the Good Shepherd (Watertown) 9 Russell Ave, Watertown, MA

Perhaps the English language’s most famous diarist, Samuel Pepys was a prosperous civil servant and bon vivant in Restoration London. The diaries he kept from 1660-1668 provide a fascinating glimpse of life during the reign of the “merry monarch” Charles II. An enthusiastic amateur musician who sang and the lute, viola da gamba, and flageolet, …

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$20

Coutiers & Costermongers: Consorts and Ballads of 17th-c. London

Church of the Good Shepherd (Watertown) 9 Russell Ave, Watertown, MA

Celebrate 20 years of Salt with a tour of 17th-century London’s taverns, markets and well-appointed homes. We’ll perform music for the consort-of-six, a favored ensemble during Elizabeth I’s reign. Our program include virtuosic settings from Thomas Morley’s First Booke of Consort Lessons; a generous helping of country dance tunes; and our own arrangements of broadside …

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$20

The EMA Member Concerts & Events Calendar is for time-sensitive events, such as in-person concerts, livestreaming performances or video premieres, and live online events such as webinars. Videos available on-demand (temporarily or permanently) should not be submitted as multi-day events. Please submit Early Music News & Press Releases about these or other activities.

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