Ensemble in Residence: Newberry Consort’s The Queen—Christina of Sweden, the Girl King

Ellen Hargis, soprano; Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor; Sara Paretsky, narrator; David Douglass and Brandi Berry, violin; Jeremy Ward, bass violin; Christopher Bagan and Charles Metz, organ and harpsichord; Lucas Harris, theorbo; Erin Headly, lirone and viola da gamba

A musical biography of the amazing Queen Christina, one of Europe’s great eccentrics, from her childhood and reign in Sweden to her abdication and life in Rome. The Newberry Consort’s singers, violins, and continuo band of keyboards, theorbo, guitar, and lirone perform works by Lully, Carissimi, Corelli, Cesti, and other illustrious composers she knew—music written for her or heard by her. The program features Chicago-based author Sarah Paretsky in readings from Christina’s letters and other contemporary accounts.

Preconcert lecture at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $40 ($5 discount if purchased in advance) and $5 for students with a valid ID. More information.

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