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Parthenia, a Consort of Viols Presents The Flaming Fire Concert on January 15

January 10, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or

New York, NY  Parthenia, New Yorks premiere viol consort, will present The Flaming Fire, a special fundraising concert on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street at Grove in Manhattan. Special guests will be renowned countertenor Ryland Angel and Dongsok Shin on virginal.

Funds raised will go to the American Red Cross for New York metropolitan-area storm relief.

Repertoire will be royal music from 16th and 17th century Tudor and Stuart Courts. Marys Scotland selections will include composers James Lauder, Robert Johnson, John Angus, David Peebles and Robert Parsons. Elizabeths England selections will include music of John Bennet, Alfonso Ferrabosco, Renaldo Paradiso, Thomas Tallis, Christpher Tye and William Byrd. The program will also feature a new arrangement by Richard Einhorn of the Scottish folk tune Lament of Mary Queen of Scots. Read about the program at Flaming Fire program.pdf.

Admission to the January 15 concert is by free-will offering, with a suggested donation of $25. All ticket sales will be at the door. For more information, contact Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) at 212-866 -0468 or visit For MTA transportation information, visit All Parthenia concerts are ADA accessible.

Ryland Angel recently performed The Fairy Queen with Boston Baroque as well as performances of Venus and Adonis by Desmarest conducted by Christophe Rousset at Opera de Nancy and a return engagement with the William Byrd Ensemble in Paris, also joining them at the Boston Early Music Festival. He has received a Grammy nomination and has performed with William Christie, Rene Jacobs, Ivor Bolton, Roy Goodman, Christophe Rousset, Philippe Herreweghe, Christophe Coin, Gabriel Garrido, Cantus K?ln, Le Concert Spirituel, Le Parlement de Musique, the Ensemble of Early Music of New York and Ensemble La Fenice. Visit him at

Parthenia is a dynamic quartet of viols which animates ancient and contemporary repertoires with a ravishing sound and a remarkable sense of ensemble. Parthenia is presented in concerts and festivals across America including Bargemusic, Music Before 1800, Maverick Concerts, The Rockport Chamber Music Festival, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Miller Theatre and the Yale Center for British Art, and in Europe at the Regensburg Tage Alter Musik. The ensemble produces its own concert series in NYC, collaborating regularly with the world's foremost early music specialists including Piffaro, Julianne Baird, Paul O'Dette, Blue Heron and ARTEK. Parthenia actively commissions and premieres works by today's composers including Eleonor Sandresky, Richard Einhorn, Phil Kline, Frances White, Max Lifchitz, Will Ayton, Nicholas Patterson and Kristin Norderval. Parthenia records on the MSR Classics label, and is represented by GEMS Live artists management. They are the subject of a major Early Music America article, online at Visit them at

Parthenia's concert season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Parthenia is a sponsored organization of Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts, and is a member of Early Music America and Chamber Music America.

Parthenia is Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley and Lisa Terry.

Parthenia group photos are available online at For press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or





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