Music City Baroque presents “Fairest Isle"

EVENT:  “Fairest Isle”: A program celebrating the rich musical history of England

DATE and TIME:  Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.

PLACE:  Woodmont Christian Church, 3601 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215

PROGRAM:  “Fairest Isle”:  Chamber Music from England

Division on “John Come Kiss Me Now” for lute and cello by Christopher Simpson

Two songs for voice and lute by Henry Purcell and Thomas Campion

Trio Sonata in G Major for two violins and basso continuo by Henry Purcell

Trio Sonata in B Minor for flute, oboe and continuo by Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, known as “John of London

Orchestral dances for Shakespeare’s The Tempest by Matthew Locke

TICKETS:  Free admission (donations accepted at the door)

INFORMATION:, 850-264-9293


Musicians of Music City Baroque

Terri Richter Franklin, soprano

Karen Clarke, Rebecca Cole, Laura Ross, violins

Tammy King, viola,   Christopher Stenstrom, cello

Jessica Dunnavant, flute,   George Riordan, oboe

Lillian Pearson, harpsichord,   Francis Perry, lute


Music City Baroque presents “Fairest Isle,” a concert of chamber music from England for voice and instruments, on Sunday, September 30 at 3:00 p.m. at Woodmont Christian Church, 3601 Hillsboro Pike (at Woodmont), Nashville.  The program celebrates the rich musical heritage of England, and features orchestral dance music by Matthew Locke for Shakespeare’s play the Tempest, as well instrumental and vocal music by Henry Purcell, Thomas Campion, Jean-Baptiste Loeillet and Christopher Simpson.  Admission is free (donations will be accepted at the door). 

Music City Baroque, now in its ninth season, offers ensemble and chamber music of the 17thand 18thcenturies played on period instruments, in the style the composers would have heard, with all its original color and passion.  Performers are drawn from members of the Nashville Symphony and faculties of the schools of music at Vanderbilt, MTSU and Belmont. 

For more information, call George Riordan at 850-264-9293

or e-mail

Upcoming concerts in the Music City Baroque 2012-13 season:

Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.:  Giving Thanks:  Chamber Music at Holy Trinity set in the lovely acoustics and beautiful Gothic architecture of an historic church, built in 1852.  

Church of the Holy Trinity, 615 Sixth Ave. South, Nashville. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012, 2:30 p.m.:  Music at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, 1200 Forrest Park Drive (admission to Cheekwood required)

Sunday, March  17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.  All-Handel orchestral concert, led by Brent Wissick, guest music director, with concerto grossos from Op. 3 and 6, an early cantata (Tra la fiamme), and ballet music from Alcina.  First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville

Sunday, May 5, 2013:  Cinco de Mayo with the Music City Baroque Chorus, celebrating the music of Mexico and Spain.

For more information, photos and/or interviews, contact: George Riordan 850-264-9293, email: