The countertenor voice—a male who sings in the pitch range more typically associated with the alto or mezzo—came to prominence in the mid-17th century before falling from favor not even a century later. It has since enjoyed a powerful resurgence, with many countertenors now commanding praise on the world’s greatest concert and operatic stages. Andreas Scholl, who possesses one of the most beautiful countertenor voices of his generation, comes to the Board of Officers Room with a program that explores the poetry and artistic expression of the English Renaissance and Baroque at the height of the voice type’s original popularity.
Andreas Scholl, Countertenor
Tamar Halperin, Harpsichord
Program to include works by John Dowland, Thomas Campion, Henry Purcell, Robert Johnson, and William Byrd.
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The Recital Series is supported in part by a generous grant from Gwen Norton on behalf of the IKBS, and by The Reed Foundation.
The Recital Series is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Image: Andreas Scholl photographed by Decca/James McMillan