HEADLINES

Easter Baroque this Sunday in Wilton

Join Music on the Hill for Easter music of the Baroque era, performed by 12 pro voices with harpsichord and strings.

The concert takes place this Sunday, April 23, at 3:00 p.m. at the Wilton Presbyterian Church, located at 48 New Canaan Road in Wilton.

Artistic director Ellen Dickinson conducts works by Bach, Buxtehude, Charpentier, Monteverdi, and more featuring varied voicings -- from duets to full ensemble; some performed a capella, some with harpsichord and strings -- all chosen to take advantage of this beautifully resonant performance space. David H. Connell of Weston, music director at Norfield Congregational Church, plays harpsichord.

Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door; students free. Order online at musiconthehillCT.org or by phone at 203-529-3133. 

About the Music on the Hill Harpsichord

​The harpsichord that will be used for Easter Baroque -- a replica of a 1584 Hans Moermans original -- is an instrument with its own storied history, one tied to two men's passion for Baroque music and to that music’s modern resurgence.

Read the full story of the instrument in this article​ from the Vocal Area Network, published when the harpsichord had its concert debut in the spring of 2016.

About Music on the Hill

​Music on the Hill promotes engagement with music by offering workshops, an August Summer Sings series, and four performing ensembles -- Chamber Chorus, Festival Chorus, Summer Chorus, and the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir -- all under the dynamic leadership of its artistic directors, David H. Connell (D.M.A.) and Ellen Dickinson (M.M.). 

Music on the Hill ensembles are project-based: participants join for one project -- one rehearsal/concert cycle -- or for many. The ensembles perform, in rotation, six to eight concerts each year, primarily in Wilton, Weston, and Westport.

To learn about participating in Music on the Hill ensembles, or to receive concert updates, join the mailing list by visiting facebook.com/musiconthehillct.

Music on the Hill is a non-profit organization funded by generous donors and by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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