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November 2019

Intoxicating

  • NOV 14, 2019 at 7:30PM
    Provine Chapel at Mississippi College
    Clinton, MS
  • NOV 15, 2019 at 7:30PM
    Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
    Houston, TX
  • NOV 17, 2019 at 5PM
    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    Akron, OH

Les Délices is inspired by heady perfumes and strong elixirs in this program of strange and wonderful Medieval music from the Ars Subtilior.  Singers Elena Mullins and Jason McStoots perform works by Machaut, Solage and others, accompanied by harp, lute, recorder and medieval fiddle. Elena Mullins, soprano Jason McStoots, tenor Debra Nagy, medieval winds and voice Scott Metcalfe, vielle and…

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December 2019

LD Steps Out: Carols for Christmas

  • DEC 13, 2019 at 12pm
    CPL Martin Luther King Branch
    Cleveland

Acclaimed Baroque ensemble Les Délices presents free performances of carols and instrumental music celebrating the Christmas season. Join us at the Cleveland Public Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch in University Circle as Les Délices’ unique, intimate approach brings renewed meaning to seasonal favorites like The Holly and the Ivy and traditional French Noels. Join us as we lift our…

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January 2020

LD Steps Out: Medieval Explorations

  • JAN 11, 2020 at 11am
    Cleveland Public Library Main Branch

LD Steps Out with a free family-friendly performance of medieval music presented at the Cleveland Public Library’s Main Branch. Enjoy strange and wonderful 14th-century music for voices, lute, harp recorders, and fiddle that will transport you to another world. Grab a seat – or on a spot on the floor – and enjoy this introduction to medieval songs and instruments!…

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Lessons in Love

  • JAN 16, 2020 at 7:30PM
    Holy Trinity Lutheran
    Akron, OH
  • JAN 18, 2020 at 7:30PM
    Lakewood Presbyterian
    Lakewood, OH
  • JAN 19, 2020 at 4:00pm
    Plymouth Church UCC
    Shaker Heights, OH

Lessons in Love sees Les Délices return to the world of the Romance of the Rose, where the allegorical character Hope (Esperance) sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of lovesickness and teaches him to find delight instead of suffering. Presented in collaboration with Boston’s Blue Heron, this program explores a group of 14th-century songs in the hypnotic late-medieval…

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Songs of Hope

  • JAN 17, 2020 at 8:00PM
    Columbus, OH

Presented by Early Music in Columbus, Songs of Hope sees Les Délices return to the world of the Romance of the Rosee, where the allegorical character Hope (Esperance) sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of lovesickness and teaches him to find delight instead of suffering. Presented in collaboration with Boston’s Blue Heron, this program explores a group of…

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LD@Play Medieval Dance Party

  • JAN 18, 2020 at 11am
    Cleveland, OH

Join Les Délices for a 45-minute interactive performance about Medieval Music and Dance around the year 1400! We’ll teach you a medieval dance, and introduce instruments like the medieval fiddle, gothic harp, recorders, and a soft, buzzy instrument called a douçaine. Consider dressing as a medieval prince or princess and arrive early to color pictures of medieval castles! Purchase Tickets…

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February 2020

LD@Work: Myths & Allegories

  • FEB 5, 2020 6:30-9:30PM
    Lakewood Congregational
    Lakewood, OH

Listen and learn as we prepare for touring concerts with our Odyssey-based program, Myths & Allegories Open rehearsals break down conceptions about formality, build relationships with audience members, and banish preconceptions about what artistic “work” is. Audience members will be able to come in, listen, and learn about Les Délices’ working process at these events, while the ensemble prepares for…

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Myths & Allegories

  • FEB 8, 2020 at 5PM
    Early Music Now
    Milwaukee, WI

Presented by Early Music Now. Rising-star soprano Clara Rottsolk is featured in this program, which was released as Les Délices’ second CD recording in November 2012. Myths & Allegories weaves dramatic depictions of tales from Homer’s Odyssey together with instrumental chamber music inspired by Greek mythology, and features cantatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Le Sommeil d’Ulisse) and Thomas-Louis…

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Myths & Allegories

  • FEB 9, 2020 at 7:30PM
    VENUE TBD
    Champaign, IL

Presented by Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana Rising-star soprano Clara Rottsolk is featured in this program, which was released as Les Délices’ second CD recording in November 2012. Myths & Allegories weaves dramatic depictions of tales from Homer’s Odyssey together with instrumental chamber music inspired by Greek mythology, and features cantatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Le Sommeil d’Ulisse) and…

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March 2020

Torchsongs Transformed

  • MAR 6, 2020 at 7:30PM
    Holy Trinity Lutheran
    Akron, OH
  • MAR 7, 2020 at 7:30PM
    Lakewood Congregational
    Lakewood, OH
  • MAR 8, 2020 at 4:00PM
    Plymouth Church UCC
    Shaker Heights, OH

“Interweaving pop, jazz, and Baroque music in a coherent, meaningful, and dazzling fashion.” - ClevelandClassical.com Les Délices brings their innovative baroque-jazz fusion program to a new level with fresh songs and arrangements featuring soprano Hélène Brunet with members of L’Harmonie des Saisons (Quebec). Timeless melodies and inspired improvisations bridge the gap between baroque composers and 20th C songsters as we…

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