Music of Sephardic Jews comes to Chicago

Posted By: chicagojewishnews October 11, 2017 By Ellen Braunstein, Special to Chicago Jewish News The Newberry Consort will present the music of the Sephardic Jews in Renaissance Spain at their first concert of the season, taking place Nov. 3 to 5 at …

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The Ethereal Voice of the Countertenor

The countertenor singer — our modern day substitute for the castrato, or altered male voice — is one of early music’s great treasures. Ethereally beautiful and almost unearthly, this falsetto sound (think Paul Anka or Michael Jackson) brings you the range …

Queen Christina: the Girl King

Kristina Augusta, Queen of the Swedes, Goths, and Wends, Grand Princess of Finland, Duchess of Estonia, Livonia and Karelia, Bremen-Verden, Pomerania, and Vandalia, Lady of Ingria and Wismar, was born to Gustav II Adolph, King of Sweden, and Maria Eleanora …

Who Was Queen Christina of Sweden?

For our next concert, happening March 3 to 5, we’re delving into the world of Queen Christina of Sweden, one of Europe’s most colorful and eccentric characters. We’ll be taking audiences on a musical journey of Christina’s life, performing music …