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Wren Masters return to Historic Christ Church

The Wren Masters, a baroque quartet from Williamsburg, return to Historic Christ Church in Weems Saturday for a 4 p.m. concert, “Baroque with a French Twist.”

Spanning the entire baroque era, the Wren Masters take the audience on a journey from the dazzling new inventions in the early 1600s by composers such as Frescobaldi to the string virtuosity of Jean-Marie LeClair and mature baroque music by Handel. The program culminates with the late baroque stylishness in quartets by Rameau and Telemann.

Hailed by The Washington Post for their “crisp ensemble, mellowness, and stylistic awareness,” the Wren Masters include Susan Via on baroque violin, harpsichordist Tom Marshall, Ruth van Baak Griffioen on recorder, and Brady Lanier on viola da gamba. This will be their fourth performance at Christ Church, a place they feel offers the perfect setting for this music.

“Historic Christ Church is the quintessential performance space for baroque music,” said Susan Via and Ruth van Baak Grif...

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