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In Ordinary
For the lutes and voices

‘That which was onely privately compos’d,

For your delight, Faire Ornament of Worth,
Is here, come, to be publikely disclos’d:
And to an Universall view put forth.’
The above rhyme is from the dedication of
John Danyel’s Book of Ayres of 1606.
The Musicians In Ordinary for the Lutes and
Voices take their name from the ensemble
which played in the most private quarters of
the Stuart monarchs. This is most intimate 10th Anniversary
music expressing the inner lives of those Concert Series

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making and consuming it. Join us at the
charming Heliconian Hall as we celebrate our
tenth season of concerts publicly disclosing this
music so secret and precious.

Heliconian Hall In Ordinary
35 Hazelton Avenue
(near Bay Subway) For the lutes and voices
Her Leaves be Green
Heliconian Hall
8pm, October 30th, 2010
We present a concert of music written for
Miss Anne Greene and the Egerton sisters,
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8pm March 12th, 2011 Email
students, and later patronesses of songwriters
Danyel, Henry Lawes and John Bartlet. In the Parisian intellectual salon, men like
Lute pieces from the manuscript Diderot, Rousseau and even Napoleon would Regular Subscriptions x $100 $_______
collection of Margaret Board gather at the foot of the bed of great ladies. Student/Senior Subscriptions x $80 $________
will round out the program. After a hard afternoon’s reporting how the
encyclopaedia, thinking or revolution plotting Subtotal $_______
was coming along, one would unwind with
A New Year’s Tax Deductible Donation $_______
some chamber music. Hallie sings, John plays
Day Concert Baroque guitar and Christopher Verrette joins Total enclosed $_______
Heliconian Hall us on violin.
8pm, January 1st, 2011
Mail to The Musicians In Ordinary
2pm, January 2nd, 2011
212-1585 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON, M6P 1A6
We reprise our immensely A Sa Lyre
popular celebration of the New Year Heliconian Hall Email: musinord@sympatico.ca
with music of 17th and 18th century 8pm, April 16th, 2011
Vienna, with cantatas and sonatas by Conti, Single tickets available at the door $25,
Renaissance poets and singers saw $20 for students and seniors.
Vivaldi and Caldara. An instrumental ensemble the lute as their substitute for the
will be led by violinist Christopher Verrette. Classical lyre. Indeed, Ronsard wrote The Musicians In Ordinary have received
odes using ‘lute’ and ‘lyre’ inter- support from The Anglican Foundation, The
changeably, depending on what Spem in Alium Fund at the Toronto Community
Blame Not rhymed. We perform settings Foundation and individual patrons like you.
My Lute of the great poets of Please consider making a gift to The Musicians
Heliconian Hall 16th century France, In Ordinary, using the form attached, for which
8pm, February 5th, 2011
Ronsard,Saint-Gelais, an official tax receipt will be issued.
John plays lute solos and Marot set by
from Elizabethan and Sermisy, Goudimel The charitable registration number for The
Jacobean England. and others, with Musicians In Ordinary is 87915 0712 RR0001
Pavans, galliards, jigs, dances from the land
fancies and dumps. that gave us ballet. www.musiciansinordinary.ca