The final performance in Ware Episcopal Church’s “Ware Is the Music” concert series will harken back to the 17th century, with music composed by Henry Purcell.
The group Kontrabande will return to the historic church on Route 14 in Gloucester for the show titled “Music for Westminster Abbey.”
The performance, which will be held on Saturday, May 25 at 7 p.m., will feature two distinct styles. Sacred compositions relating to the Psalms will be interspersed with the secular melodies of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This show is the last of the five-concert series that began in January of 2018.
Ware Music Director Charles Humphries made the musical selections, which are derived from the work of Westminster Abbey organist Henry Purcell, who wrote sacred and secular music. “It’s a juxtaposition of really fun, effervescent, celebratory music and powerful, sort of meditative texts of the Psalms,” Humphries de...
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