Bach Society presents ‘high baroque’ concert
The Denton Bach Society celebrates the art of the Elizabethan and Jacobian eras in its Mother’s Day concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Denton, 2200 N. Bell Ave.
The two eras produced poetry, music, dance and drama. Royalty and others at court participated in and encouraged the creation of plays, songs, and consort and dance music. All of the art forms were influenced by developments on the European continent, but the courts and artists fashioned a distinct British style that would become a major hallmark of the “high baroque.”
The society, including the Denton Bach Choir and the Denton Bach Players, presents a program of vocal and instrumental music with the dramatic texts of William Shakespeare. The program includes works by John Bennet, William Byrd, John Dowland, Tobias Hume, John Jenkins, Robert Johnson and Thomas Morley, performed on recorder, flute, viola, bass viol, harpsichord and voice.
Denton choreographer Janice LaPointe-Crump will teach audience members how to dance a pavane, a European slow, processional dance for couples.
Admission costs $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and children.