Port Townsend’s Ladies’ Chamber Orchestra and Benevolent Society, a unique ensemble now in its fifth year, proudly announces a special Leap Day concert.
The concert will be presented on Saturday, February 29, at the First Baptist Church (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 COAST winter shelter, an organization based in Port Townsend.
The orchestra will be performing a selection of chamber music from the Renaissance period through modern times. William Byrd, Johann Mattheson, Arcangelo Corelli, Franz Joseph Haydn and other composers will be performed by full and partial ensembles, and the performance will include a brief intermission.
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 musicians in Port Townsend and vicinity. Its members are like-minded individuals who strive for two things: to share in the joy of music, and to endeavor to help others. Many of its members also perform locally in other ensembles in Port Townsend and Port Angeles.
Please join us for this performance and support the winter shelter!