Monday, December 12, 2011

YouTube Videos

GEM now has quite a few videos on YouTube. Check out our October 14, 2011 concert recording. A favorite is "Damigella Tutta Bella." I think you'll find that it's really energetic and joyous!

"Erbarme Dich" is one of my personal favorites and I was pleased and honored to get to perform it. This one is beautiful in a somber and melancholy way. The soloist is Clara O'Brien, professor at UNCG.

"Piangero" was a beautiful solo by Margaret Carpenter from our concert on January 15, 2011.

Please share and enjoy!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Very Baroque Christmas!

It's this Friday! December 16, 8pm! Leak Chapel, West Market United Methodist Church

Get ready for GEM's first Christmas concert, with the Christmas Concerto Grosso by Corelli, a Christmas Cantata by Bach and one by Buchner,  as well as carols by Charpentier, Schein and Schutz!

And our exciting feature: Winter from Vivaldi's Four Seasons with baroque violin soloist Andy Bonner.

Another first will be a wonderful reception after the concert, please come and enjoy culinary delights (also historically informed) provided by Mary Ellen Watson.

Free admission as always, and donations are accepted.

Friday, September 23, 2011

GEM begins a 3rd season!

Thanks to those of you who have been attending our concerts in the past 2 years! We are so pleased to have the opportunity to play for you.

Our next concert will be on Friday, October 14 at 8pm. West Market UMC continues to be a wonderful host, so we will again perform in their lovely Leak Chapel on Commerce Place.

Regular GEM members Laura Dewalt, Susan Bates, and Dan Smith will be performing solos for us, and we have a couple of new musicians to add to our ensemble this Fall: Erica Dunkle and Barbara Krumdieck!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

North Carolina Baroque Orchestra

I would like to introduce you to a new ensemble! The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, made up of musicians from all around, will be playing a series of 3 concerts this week. And you will recognize a couple people from GEM!

On Friday, August 12 at 8pm, there will be a concert in Davidson, NC, at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church.

Saturday, August 13 at 7pm, we will be playing in Durham, NC, at The Forest at Duke.

And finally Sunday August 14 at 3pm, the group will head to Greenville, NC to perform at the Tipsy Teapot!

All performances are free, donations will be accepted.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Passion of Bach

Please join us for a Lenten Meditation with masterworks by J.S. Bach!
Friday, March 25, 2011 at 8:00pmLeak Chapel at West Market United Methodist Church on Commerce Place, Greensboro, NC.

Performers new to GEM will include UNCG Faculty members Clara O'Brien and Kailan Rubinoff! We will also hear from soloists David Clark, Laura Dawalt, and Allison Willet, as well as the rest of the regular GEM gang.

Artistic Director: Allison Willet
Choral Director: Jim Bates

Come be a part of this amazing music performed on authentic early instruments including Viola D'Amore, Baroque Violin, Baroque Viola, Baroque Flute, Viola da Gamba, Lute, and Harpsichord!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

GEM Solos and Madrigals

Come hear soloists Jason McKinney, Margaret Carpenter, Laura Dewalt, Dan Smith, Susan Bates, Allison Bursey and Andy Bonner!

And to end the concert, a series of madrigals sung by Morgan Soja, Emily Byrne, Corey Bellis, Margaret Carpenter, Laura Dewalt, Lindell Carter, Jim Bates, David Clark, and Brett Nolker!

We will be performing in the Leak Chapel of
West Market United Methodist Church on
Friday February 18 at 8pm.
Put in on your calendar now so you don't miss it!

Don't forget, it's FREE so bring your family and friends to enjoy an evening of wonderful and seldom-heard music. We can't wait to see you there!