Port Townsend's Ladies' Chamber Orchestra and Benevolent Society, a unique ensemble now in its fourth year, proudly announces its Spring 2019 concert.
The concert will be presented on Sunday, June 16, at the First Baptist Church in Port Townsend (1202 Lawrence Street), beginning at 4:00 PM. Admission is by free-will donation, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates (JCIRA), an organization based in Port Townsend whose mission is to support the rights of immigrants through legal services, standing witness, advocacy and community education.
This spring concert will include a variety of time periods, regions and styles: renaissance, baroque, classical, 20th century, English, Italian, Hungarian, and Mexican. The composers include Anthony Holborne, Samuel Scheidt, Johann Hermann Schein, Jean Baptiste Loeillet, Franz Haydn, Narciso Serradell Sevilla, Quirino Mendoza y Cortes, John Bratton, Giuseppe Sammartini, Eric Tingstad, Nancy Rumbel and Port Townsend's own Lee Inman.
Our special guest artist for this event is guitar player Aki of Port Townsend.
The "Ladies' Chamber Orchestra and Benevolent Society" is an ensemble of strings (violins, violas, cellos, and violas da gamba), recorders, and keyboards (piano and harpsichord). It was formed by Dahti Blanchard in 2016 to showcase the talent and expertise of women musicians in Port Townsend and vicinity. Many of its members also perform locally in other ensembles in Port Townsend and Port Angeles.
Please join us for this performance in the comfortable setting of the First Baptist Church.
Admission by donation - no one will be turned away.