Concert to feature early English music
The Lost in Time trio and keyboard artist Don Jenkins will present a program of
harpsichord, recorder, and viola da gamba music at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at the First Presbyterian Church in Newport.
Sunday’s audience will be treated to English music of the late renaissance and early baroque periods; all but one of the composers were born between 1563 and 1695.
Lost in Time has chosen to present works by Orlando Gibbons, William Lawes, John Hilton, and Michael East—all English born and bred—plus Turlough O’Carolan, an Irish composer whose charming music begged to be included as an exception to the program’s English theme. Mr. Jenkins will perform pieces by Giles Farnaby and George Frideric Handel—the latter a transplant to England from Germany. To begin and end the concert, Lost in Time and Mr. Jenkins will collaborate on two sonatas by Giuseppe Sammartini, who was born in Italy but spent most of his career in England.
Sunday’s concert also features a special performance of “Enchanted Ground” by the late American composer Mark Lambert. The piece is from his operetta What a Woman Wants (later retitled Camelot, God Wot!), produced in 1985 and 1986 by Newport’s Red Octopus Theater, music by Mark Lambert and libretto by Richard Kennedy.
The inclusion of one of Mark Lambert’s pieces in this program is especially fitting because the harpsichord played by Mr. Jenkins was made by the composer and was given to the First Presbyterian Church upon his death in 2008.
Lincoln City resident Don Jenkins is music director at Newport’s First Presbyterian Church and is a respected organist and harpsichordist. Lost in Time is a recorder and viola da gamba trio consisting of Jane Boyden, Corlu Collier, and Eileen Flory, all members of the Oregon Coast Recorder Society.
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 at the First Presbyterian Church, at 227 NE 12th St., Newport. The event will benefit the Lincoln City and Newport food pantries; donations of money and nonperishable food will be gratefully accepted.