Storytelling and Baroque Concerts at the Chapel on Nov. 9

Duo of singers and period ensemble round out season

The Chapel Restoration music series will close its season and welcome the holidays with two free events, a storytelling concert on Nov. 9 and a program of music from masters of the Baroque Nov. 16.

At 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, La Compagnia Amarilli will present There Is No Rose Without a Thorn, a storytelling concert for audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds. Deborah Carmichael, mezzo soprano, and Kinga Cserjési, soprano, treat listeners to a fairytale woven together with the music of Handel, Monteverdi and other Baroque masters. Douglas Martin accompanies on piano.

For the past two summers, vocal teachers Carmichael and Cserjési have appeared on the chapel stage with young classical singers who come to Cold Spring to participate in their annual intensive workshop and concert series known as Il Cuore Canta (The Heart Sings). Since the duo’s formation, they have performed at home and abroad, with recent performances in Vienna and New York and an upcoming Holland concert in December.

The concert is offered for free to the Cold Spring community, but the organization also relies on donations, which are accepted at the door or at their ticketing website,

The 4 p.m. concert on Nov. 16 will feature violinist and violist Rachel Evans, violinist Amy Kauffman, cellist Benjamin Wolff, harpsichordist Hsuan-Wen Chen and mezzo soprano Christine Antenbring. They will perform works of Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel and Corelli. Lutenist Richard Kolb will join with short dances from French composer Robert Ballard, who influenced many later composers including Telemann and J.S. Bach.

The Chapel Restoration, at 45 Market St. in Cold Spring, is across from the Metro-North station, where free parking is available on weekends. Contributions from the public are welcome and provide important funding for the Sunday Music Series.

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