Chamber Music Series ‘Sundays at Three’ Kicks off Third Season with Kingsbury Ensemble

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 4, 2005 — The first concert of the widely popular chamber music series, “Sundays at Three,” which will feature the Kingsbury Ensemble, is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, in Old St. Vincent’s Church.

The Kingsbury Ensemble, with Maryse Carlin as artistic director, is one of the Midwest’s premier professional early music groups. Formed in 1999, the Ensemble performs exclusively on period instruments, combining respect for historical style and scholarship with exciting musicianship and flair. The only ensemble of its kind in St. Louis, the Kingsbury Ensemble has been praised for the quality and originality of its performances. Comprised of Baroque violins, Baroque cello, harpsichord, fortepiano, lute and Baroque guitar, the ensemble features performers who are nationally and internationally known in their field.

The group is known for the scope of its offerings, having presented everything from sonata recitals to concerts employing full Baroque orchestra with dancers and singers in costume. Their concert offerings embrace all of the national styles, including periods from Monteverdi through the early classical. They continually seek great music which is novel and unpublished.

During the Nov. 20 concert, the Ensemble will perform a concert of cantatas with soprano, Christine Johnson, as well as sonatas and dance suites for harpsichord, and for harpsichord, recorders, bassoon, and violin.

Tickets are $10 and are available by calling the Performing Arts Box Office at (573) 651-2265.  Southeast Music Academy students may receive a $5 discount in advance.  Tickets will also be available at the door.