New talent joins the Baroque Folke for this year's free holiday concert. Ruth Harvey adds the bowed strings of viola da gamba and psaltery to the mix, while Jane Pouw Asprelli, a returning former member, displays musical agility at the harpsichord. This holiday tradition of more than two decades will be renewed Sunday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. when the Baroque Folke perform at CenterStage/Evergreen.
The bubbling notes of recorders and harpsichord are spiced with songs and choral pieces chosen to put us all in a holiday mood. This year we'll hear short works of Bach, Handel and Pachelbel, as well as carols originating in Germany, Sweden, Pomerania, early America and England.
Baroque Folke's candlelit evening at Center/Stage is sponsored by the Evergreen Chorale as a gift to the community. The family holiday event will be followed by a wassail reception with the musicians in the lobby. Guests are invited to bring a plate of cookies or finger foods to share. For directions, call Ann and Mike Moore at 303-526-1546.