‘Harmonia Baroque’ Share Unique Period Music at Belmont Abbey College — Appalachian State Musicians Featured Performers for ‘Arts at the Abbey’ Concert Series

November 05, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
BELMONT, NC —- Belmont Abbey College’s Arts at the Abbey concert series will feature a performance by Harmonia Baroque this month.

Harmonia Baroque, an early music ensemble from Appalachian State University, will perform on November 14, 2005 at 8:00 PM in the Abbey Basilica, Belmont Abbey College. Admission is free and the performance is open to the public.

The concert will feature the works of Boismortier, Bach, Loeillet and Telemann.

“Baroque” refers to the characteristics of the style of artistic expression during the late 17th and 18th centuries – a time of extravagant ornamentation and complex forms that conveyed a sense of drama, movement and tension in music, the arts and literature. Baroque music was popular in Europe between 1600 and 1750. In the early twentieth century, this style of music became popular again and today Baroque music of Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, and Vivaldi is played and enjoyed by musicians and audiences alike.

The ensemble was founded by oboist Alicia Chapman and other members of the Hayes School of Music interested in 17th and 18th century music.

Other members include Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, Nancy Bargerstock, Priscilla Porterfield, Kenneth Lurie and Brian Bailey.

The Arts at the Abbey concert series is made possible in part by the Associated Foundation, Inc. of Belmont, The Monks of Belmont Abbey and other private donors. Karen Hite Jacob is the series’ coordinator. For additional information, call 704.334.3468 or email kjacob@vnet.net.

Ranked one of the best comprehensive colleges in the Southeast by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review, Belmont Abbey College celebrates excellence and virtue steeped in its 129-year Catholic Benedictine heritage. The liberal arts College is home to students from over 34 states and 26 countries and welcomes everyone from any background or tradition committed to this vision of excellence and virtue. The campus consists of the College, the Monastery and the Abbey Basilica, which can be found on its sprawling 650 acres of picturesque landscape.

Just minutes from Charlotte, NC, the nation’s second largest banking center, Belmont Abbey College offers students numerous internship opportunities and career placement.

The College believes in development of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. By offering a wide array of clubs and activities including Division II athletics, theatre, publications, and study abroad, Belmont Abbey College invests in the personal growth of its students.

Founded in 1876, the College celebrates its heritage and is inspired by the Benedictine monastic tradition. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the College and Abbey Basilica greet thousands of visitors each year.