Houston Early Music


The Darke is My Delight -- English Music from the Reign of Elizabeth I

Monday, November 6, 2006 at 8pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
1015 Holman (at Main)

Preconcert talk at 7pm―Kate Pogue, Houston actor, playwright, producer, director and author of Shakespeare's Friends.

Houston Early Music will present Flanders Recorder Quartet with soprano Susan Hamilton in a concert of seventeenth-century English music from the reign of Elizabeth I. Playing recorders from their collection of 150 instruments, the Belgian ensemble will perform compositions by Byrd, Morley, Dowland and Ferrabasco with texts by Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. The performance will be at 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 6 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman (at Main).

With more than 1200 concerts on five continents to its name, Flanders Recorder Quartet has become a prominent fixture in the world of early music. The group has performed in major concert venues such as Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Opera City Hall (Tokyo), The Cloisters and The Frick Gallery (New York). Flanders Recorder Quartet concerts are a regular feature at early music festivals around the world from Helsinki, Paris, Geneva, Salzburg and Ljubljana to Mexico City, Boston, Vancouver, Singapore and Taipei.

The Scottish soprano, Susan Hamilton, is a noted soloist specializing in Baroque and Contemporary music. She sings regularly in Britain and Europe with the Dunedin Consort, Collegium Vocale, Florilegium, The King’s Consort, Monteverdi Choir, The New London Consort, The Ricercar Consort and A Sei Voci, and has appeared at major international festivals in Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. She has worked with conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Paul McCreesh and Ton Koopman.

Prior to the concert, at 7:00 pm, Kate Pogue, Houston actor, playwright producer director and author of Shakespeare’s Friends will give a free lecture.

Concert ticket prices are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors and $10 for students (with student ID). Free admission for children under 15. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 713-432-1744. For more information visit www.HoustonEarlyMusic.org.


"You can say anything about this group, except that what they play is old music: everything lives, vibrates and bubbles, as if you were present at a jubilant act of creation." Réperatoire des Disques Compacts, France

Recordings by artists featured by Houston Early Music are available at

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4010 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Phone: (713) 665-0954


These activities are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Houston through the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County