Relic Ensemble presents “At the Temple of Juno”

Celebrate the coming of summer with Relic in a performance that will enliven the imagination and excite the senses!

Relic, a touring early music ensemble known for its spirited performances and innovative programs, will be touring New York and New Jersey in early June, with a culminating performance at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (3 W 65th St) at 6:30pm on June 7. A gala reception for recent donors will immediately follow the concert.

The one-hour program, At the Temple of Juno, celebrates the coming of summer by honoring the goddess Juno and all she represents: power, protection, rage, love, childhood, and rejuvenation. Enjoy masterpieces by Handel, Purcell and Scarlatti side-by-side rarely heard gems by De Lalande, D’Ambruys and Charpentier and others in a program that flows seamlessly through chapters of intensity, jealousy, rage, tenderness, and playfulness, culminating in a fiery finish by Vivaldi.

“This concert is a chance to enjoy a wide variety of musical gems. Rather than adhering to multi-movement, full-work structure of most programs, we’ve chosen some of the most exciting and breathtaking passages we know and crafted them into a six-chapter narrative punctuated by poetry and myth. Whether you’re a die-hard early music lover or new to this extraordinary style, this program will have you transfixed,” says Cullen O’Neil, founding Relic cellist.

Relic members include violinists Kako Boga, Aniela Eddy, Toma Iliev, Natalie Rose Kress, Rebecca Nelson and Chiara Stauffer, cellist Cullen O’Neil, bassoonist Georgeanne Banker, harpsichordist Robert Warner, bassist Sue Yelanjian, and theorbists Menglin Gao and Cameron Welke. Relic’s musicians appear regularly with leading historical ensembles across the Americas and Europe, including Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Portland Baroque, Tafelmusik, Les Arts Florissants, Apollo’s Fire and The English Concert.

Relic was founded in 2022 by six Juilliard graduates with the mission of bringing magical performances of early music to communities in all 50 states.

For more information about the ensemble and performances, please check out Relic’s social media channels on Facebook and Instagram, or their website at

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