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Past LARO Concerts
"Courtly Masquing Ayres
(There's No Business Like Show Business)"
Director: Thomas Axworthy

Guest artists:
Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble
Yesteryears Dancers

Sunday, January 21, 2007 -- 2:00 pm
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
3590 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

1. Fanfare
Arranged by Thomas Axworthy
2. L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868); arranged by Stan Davis
3. Dido's Lament ("Dido and Aeneas," act 3, 1689)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695); arranged by Thomas Axworthy
4. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba ("Solomon")
Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759); arranged by Paul Clark
5. El Minuet de Quattro
Joseph Maria Garcia MSS (Chalco, Mexico, 1772); transcription by John Warren
Yesteryears Dancers
6. Orlando Paladino Overture ("The Paladin Orlando," 1782)
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809); arranged by Paul Clark


7. The Masque in TIMON OF ATHENS
Henry Purcell (1659-1695); arranged by Thomas Axworthy
Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble
Yesteryears Dancers
George: Ashley Hoffman, soprano
Jacob: Jennifer Appleberry, mezzo soprano
Cupid: Jennifer Jurick, soprano
Bacchus: Misha Schutt, baritone
Solo Alto: Carol Lisek, contralto
Trio Soloists: Nancy Timmons, soprano
Irene Cowley, soprano
John Schroeder, tenor

1. Overture - "A Symphony of Pipes imitating the chirping of Birds"

2. Duet - "Hark how the songsters"
    Jacob and George, numphs and followers of Cupid

3. "Love in their little veins"

4. Trio - "But ah! How much are our delights more dear"

5. "Hence with your trifling deity!"

6. "But over us no griefs prevail"
    CHORUS, followers of Bacchus

7. Interlude

8. "Come all to me"

9. "Who can resist such mighty charms"
    CHORUS, followers of Cupid

10. "Return, revolting rebels"

11. "The cares of lovers"

12. "Love quickly is pall'd"
      Solo Alto (follower of Bacchus)

13. Duet - "Come let us agree"
      Cupid and Bacchus

14. "Come let us agree"
      CHORUS, followers of Cupid and Bacchus

15. Curtain - Tune on a ground

PROGRAM NOTES: [coming soon]

    Lia Starer Levin* -- Founder
    Thomas Axworthy* -- Director and co-founder
Nathan Barrows
Barbara Beebe*
Moshe Ben-Yeoshua
Ricardo Beron
Brenda Bittner
Barbara Blinderman*
Theresa Burton
Nancy Cochran
Anna Conley
Jerry Cotts
Stuart Elliott
Suellen Eslinger
Juanita Heyerman*
Charlie Jackson
Dieneke Kalsbeek
Anita Klebanoff
Libby Klugman
Connie Koenenn*
Lee Lassetter

Mauri Lathouwers
Nadia Lawrence*
Lia Starer Levin* Miranda Manners
Marianne Martin
George Noller*
Debby Patterson
Gloria Ramsey
Sally Rentschler

John L. Robinson*
Matt Ross
Abe Santiago
Cyril Shepro
Bruce Teter
Nancy Timmons
John Tyson
Mark Walter
David Whitley

    *Board of LARO

JOUYSSANCE Early Music Ensemble
    Carol Lisek -- Director
Jennifer Appleberry
Ahilan Arulanantham
Irene Cowley
Deborah Dowling
Ashley Hoffman
David Holloway
Jennifer Jurick
John F. Leicester
Phoebe Liebig
Carol Lisek
Steve Padilla
John L. Robinson
John Schroeder
Misha Schutt
Nancy Timmons

    Irene Ujda -- Director
Meena Rosa Cherian
Cynthia Harper
Lynne McGrath
Gerard Reyes
Ivan Thoen
Irene Ujda
David Weidner