ADDRESSUnited Church On The Green, Temple Street, New Haven, CT, USA
TIMEMarch 21, 2019
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Five chorales harmonized by Johann Sebastian Bach will be featured. The audience is invited to join in singing (scores will be provided) the Bach settings. Each chorale will be introduced by an organ improvisation on the chorale melody. Organist Christine Gevert has performed and conducted Early Music widely in Europe and South America, and recorded for Carpe Diem and Alerce labels. Ms. Gevert has led master classes and workshops in early music, harpsichord, and baroque vocal technique at music festivals in Germany, Chile and the U.S., and has taught historic keyboards at the Berlin Church Music School in Germany, and locally at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Ms. Gevert has appeared at the Washington Early Music Festival, the Berkshire Choral Festival, the Fringe concerts of the Boston Early Music Festival, and the Amherst Early Music Festival. In recent years she has given solo harpsichord recitals at the Early Music Festival in Narol, Poland, at the historic Auditorium Wanda Landowska near Paris, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Beat Festival. In 2016 she played organ solo recitals at the International Festival of American Renaissance & Baroque Music at the Chiquitan Missions in Santa Cruz and the Eastern Lowlands, Bolivia. Recently she performed organ solo recitals and presented lectures on vocal Renaissance polyphony at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. She has authored and published more than eighty historical basso continuo realizations with the Swiss music publisher, Amadeus Verlag. The founder and artistic director of Crescendo and her own baroque ensemble Les Inégales, Christine is currently music director at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lime Rock, CT. Ms. Gevert holds a master’s degree in organ and early music performance from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg, Germany. After earning a bachelor’s degree in music theory from the Universidad de Chile, she studied choral and orchestral conducting in Berlin and harpsichord in London.