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Classical quartet to perform at Historic Christ Church

The Wren Masters, a classical quartet from Williamsburg, will perform “Birdsongs and Music from the Scottish Baroque” from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, inside Historic Christ Church at 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

This special presentation features a set of baroque pieces imitating birds, from hens and roosters to a nightingale, quail and cuckoo, and for good measure, even a frog and cat. A set of pieces “from the Highlands” follows with baroque music from Scotland whose traces can still be found in traditional music of the Appalachians. Beginning and concluding the program are two sparkling Telemann trip sonatas, according to Historic Christ Church and Museum Executive Director Robert Teagle.

In addition to Telemann, the concert features musical works emulating the sounds of birds by Biber, Couperin, Merula and William Williams. The “Scottish Highlands” section will focus on the music of Nicola Matteis, Alexander Munro, John Walsh, and traditional Scottish tunes arranged b...

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