Seattle Baroque Orchestra:
European Christmas Potpourri
Eric Milnes, Guest Director, Harpsichord
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 pm
Preconcert lecture at 7:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle
Seattle Baroque Orchestra is joined by Eric Milnes and Canadian soprano soloist Hélène Brunet for a holiday celebration including Handel’s famous Gloria, Noels by Delelande, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Marin Marais’ Chaconne, and sacred cantatas and arias by Scarlatti, Salazar, and Bach.
Eric Milnes has been critically acclaimed throughout North America, Asia, and Europe as one of the most dynamic and compelling directors and keyboard artists of his generation. Under his direction, the St. John’s of Lattingtown Choir has become one of the most highly regarded performing organizations in the New York area. Mr. Milnes’ imaginative and energized performances have been applauded at the Utrecht, Lufthansa, Potsdam, Passau, Montreal, Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, among others.
Hélène Brunet is an emerging Canadian soprano, particularly reputed for her interpretations of the works of Handel and Mozart. A graduate of the University of Montreal and the Montreal Conservatory of Music, Hélène has studied under the direction of soprano Suzie LeBlanc and countertenor Daniel Taylor as well as participated in several masterclasses, most notably with Dame Emma Kirkby, Charles Daniels and June Anderson. Hélène has also participated in many different international programs including the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, Vancouver Early Music Festival, American Bach Soloists Academy as well as Festival Ensemble Stuttgart.