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Music in the Land of Three Faiths, NYC,

St. Bartholomew’s Church Presents
The Ivory Consort
"Music in the Land of Three Faiths"

The Ivory Consort will be presenting Music in the Land of Three Faiths at St. Bartholomew’s Church on May 6 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. The church is located at 109 East 50th St. and Park Ave. For more information and to order tickets please call 212-378-0248.

The Ivory Consort, founded and directed by Jay Elfenbein, is an ensemble that specializes in medieval music performed in an exciting and historically informed manner. For over ten years, they have brought ancient music to life on stage and over the radio with stunning clarity and brilliant improvisation. The Consort presents a fascinating mosaic of songs from the Golden Age of Spain, when Jews, Muslims and Christians forged a common musical language. The program features 10th through 13th century songs in Ladino, Hebrew, Arabic and Galician-Portuguese and provides a historical context for the intermingling of cultures that took place before the 1492 Expulsion.

Jay Elfenbein (vihuela d’arco/vielle/rebab/psaltery/back-up vocals)
Gerard Edery (baritone/saz/psaltery/percussion)
George Mgrdichian (oud)
Dennis Cinelli (mandora/saz)
Rex Benincasa (dumbek/frame drums/darbouka/riq/back-up vocals)
Margo Gezairlian Grib (soprano/vielle)

The combination of languages, medieval musical forms and exotic instruments has produced a feast of unusual sounds and moods." – Early Music Colorado

For booking information on The Ivory Consort please contact Thia Knowlton at:
Sefarad Records & Management
392 Central Park West (17Y)
New York, NY 10025
(212) 662-9712/ fax (212) 662-9712

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