Upon a Summer's Day (DUNDAS)

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Upon a Summer's Day (DUNDAS)

Songs from John Playford's publications along with some Scottish music.

By Nota Bene Players & Singers

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Starts on Saturday, June 3 · 8pm EDT


St. Paul's United Church 29 Park St. W. Dundas, ON L9H 1X3 Canada

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About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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John Playford was a London publisher and book seller. He is perhaps best known today for his publication of "The English Dancing Master", 1651.

We will play a lot of dances and songs from his publications (such as "Upon the Summer's Day" along with some Scottish music!) as well as a few more serious pieces by his contemporaries: Henry Purcell, James Oswald and Marcin Mielczewski.

  • Julie Baumgartel, baroque violin
  • Rona Goldensher, baroque violin
  • Kerri McGonigle, viola da gamba, cello
  • Cynthia Hiebert, harpsichord
  • Rebecca McKay, soprano
  • Magdalena Tomsinska, lute, Baroque guitar, theorbo


General Admission - $30 /// Students and Children - FREE


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  • FRIDAY, JUNE 2nd at 7:30PM - Saugeen Academy, Hanover, 381 10th St, Hanover, ON N4N 1P7
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd at 8:00PM - St. Paul's United Church Dundas, 29 Park St. W., Dundas ON, L9H 1X3
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 4th at 3:00PM - First United Church, 16 William St. W, Waterloo, ON N2L 1J3

*Image: Marten van Cleve (1527–1581) "Wedding Dance"

About the organizer

Nota Bene Period Orchestra was founded in 2001 by Daniel Zondervan, Michael Purves-Smith and Richard Cunningham. The intention was to perform music from the 17th and 18th century with special attention to the performance practices of the time. Nota Bene Period Orchestra was renamed to Nota Bene Baroque Players in the Fall of 2011. This change was made so that the name clearly reflected the orchestra's identity as Kitchener-Waterloo’s professional Baroque group.

Finally, in 2021, wishing to expand on the growing repertoire of historical informed performances across the eras, the Nota Bene Baroque Players undergo a name change once more to that of the Nota Bene Players & Singers bringing to its audience performances on authentic or replica instruments, and stylistically coming as close as possible to recreating what the composers from these earlier eras intended us to hear.

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