Charles T. Downey, Armonia Nova performs rarely heard medieval music at lunchtime concert
Washington Post, July 25, 2013
Armonia Nova (Constance Whiteside, director)
For classical-music listeners thirsting for summer concerts, the Church of the Epiphany offers a weekly oasis. The most recent concert in its free Tuesday noontime series featured rarely heard medieval music, mostly in Old French, performed by the local ensemble Armonia Nova. Even though all of the details were not in place, it was a welcome chance to hear music more than six centuries old.
G. de Machaut, Sacred and Secular Music, Ensemble Gilles Binchois
With just three performers — two singers accompanied by a harpist, Artistic Director Constance Whiteside — the sound was delicate and pretty, easily heard in the Washington church’s resonant acoustics. [Continue reading]
With Nancy MacArthur Smith (soprano) and Corey McKnight (countertenor)
Church of the Epiphany