July 10--MANCHESTER -- The summer music program at Emmanuel Church will begin this weekend with a concert by a chamber music ensemble.
The ensemble Duo Maresienne will perform virtuoso instrumental music from 18th century France on Sunday, July 13, at 5 p.m. The duo is Carol Lewis on viola da gamba and Olav Chris Henriksen on the orbo and Baroque guitar, who'll be joined by baroque violinist Lisa Brooke in a program titled "Concerts Royaux." The program includes sonatas, suites and character pieces by Couperin, Marais, de Visee, Dornel and Senaille.
The church is located on Masconomo Street between Singing Beach and Smith's Point. A casual reception will follow on the lawn of the parsonage at 24 Masconomo St. While all are invited, a suggested donation of $20 would be welcome to support these musicians.
This same trio will play 17th century Italian baroque pieces in a program titled "The Enchanted Palace," at the church on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m.
An addition program for children will be held on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 11:15 a.m. The special "Kids' Workshop and Instrument Petting Zoo" at Emmanuel Church with musicians of Manchester Summer Chamber Music will take place immediately following the church's 10 a.m. service. This children's event is free and all are welcome.
Founded in 1882, Emmanuel Church is open seasonally, with Christian worship during the summer months, on Easter Sunday, and on Christmas Eve. Services are in the style of the Episcopal Church according to the Book of Common Prayer and are held on Sundays during the summer at 8:15 a.m. and 10 a.m.
For more information, visit www.emmanuelmanchester.org.
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