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FERDINAND – A unique ensemble, Heartland Baroque, will perform sacred music from the 17th century at 7:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 29 in Monastery Immaculate Conception Church in Ferdinand.
Members of the Midwest-based group are among the country’s leading specialists in historically informed music of the baroque era. Using period instruments, they will perform compositions for violin, harpsichord, and soprano.
The concert, “Sacred Souls, Sacred Voices,” will include pieces by two women composers, Ursuline nun Isabella Leonarda and Barbara Strozzi; a violin sonata by Ignaz Franz von Biber inspired by the rosary and works by Antonio Vivaldi, Tarquinio Merula, Johann Hermann Schein, Dietrich Buxtehude and Girolamo Frescobaldi.
Heartland Baroque members, Angelique Zuluaga, soprano; Martha Perry, baroque violin and Thomas Gerber, harpsichord, have performed individually with other ensembles throughout the U.S. and internationally.
They have also worked together in Indiana and the Midwest with such groups as the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Voltaire, Bourbon Baroque, and the Bloomington Early Music Festival.
There is no charge for the concert; a free will offering will be welcomed. This is the second annual concert in the Sisters of St. Benedict’s Mechtilde of Hackeborn Sacred Music Series, supported through an endowment established by the Verkamp Family in honor of Sister Mary Aquin and Sister Mary Ann Verkamp. More information is available at www.thedome.org.