Feb 10: Ensemble Sonaris

Le Ray au Soleil (The Ray of Sunlight)

Monday, February 10, 2020, 7:00 pm

  • Colgate University Chapel House, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346
  • Slide shows and refreshments at 6:15pm and following the performance
  • Free admission
  • Approximately 75 minutes, no intermission


Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Wayne Hankin, historical woodwinds
Michael Leopold, lute
Ruth Berry, ‘cello
Projected images by Dan Chien, landscape photographer


O choruscan stellarumHildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Le Ray au SoleilJohannes Ciconia (c. 1370-1412)
Kemp’s JigAnon. (15th c)
Les Fleurs, op 4, 1731—La Rose, -Les Pensées Philibert Delavigne (c. 1700–1750)
Sweeter than RosesHenry Purcell (1659-1695)
An Evening HymnHenry Purcell
Toccata ArpeggiataJohannes Hieronymous Kapsberger (1580-1651)
Torna, deh TornaGiulio Caccini (1551-1618)
Si dolce è’l tormentoClaudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Sonata in gGiovanni Paolo Cima (c.1570-1622)
L’eraclito amorosoBarbara Strozzi (1619-1677)
Laudate DominumClaudio Monteverdi
Stella SplendensAnon. (4th c)
O frondens virgaHildegard von Bingen

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Mar 25: Ensemble Sonaris

Chiaroscuro: Sounds and Sights of Darkness and Light
Music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque

Chiaroscuro:  Italian: [kjaroˈsku:ro]; chiaro (“clear” or “bright”), oscuro (“obscure” or “dark”)


Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Wayne Hankin, historical woodwinds/composer/arranger
Michael Leopold, lute
Ruth Berry, ‘cello

March 25, 2019

  • Colgate University Chapel House
  • Sights of Chiaroscuro will be shown at 4:15 and 5:45pm
  • Sounds of Chiaroscuro will be performed beginning at 4:30pm
  • Projected images from the Colgate University Picker Art Gallery collections (Nick West, curator)
  • Admission is free
  • Approximately 75 minutes, no intermission
  • Reception following the performance


O viridissima Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Le Ray au Soleil Johannes Ciaconia (c.1370-1412)
Kemp’s Jig Anon. (15thc)
My Sweetest Lesbia Thomas Campion (1567-1610)
Toccata Arpeggiata Johannes Hieronymous Kapsberger (1580-1651)
Torna, deh torna Giulio Caccini (1551-1618)
An Evening Hymn Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Musette de choisi Francois Couperin (1668-1733)
Flammende Rose George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Stabat Mater Giovanni Felice Sances (c. 1600-1679)
Sonata in g Giovanni Paolo Cima (c.1570-1622)
Flow My Tears John Dowland (1563-1626)
Stella Splendens Anon. (14thc.)
O frondens virga Hildegard von Bingen

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Ensemble Sonaris is a quartet of musicians whose partnership takes music to a realm no other ensemble has yet ventured. Each member of the ensemble is an established artist; together the four are rapidly gaining notice from communities near and far. A blend of unique backgrounds and talents with an innovative “no holds barred” approach to programming, Ensemble Sonaris is the only ensemble of its kind in the United States. Click here for more information.