Port Jervis. Consort to premiere ‘Chamber Music Cafe’

| 30 May 2023 | 05:40

The Port Jervis Consort, an ensemble of voices, flute, cello and piano, will perform their premiere “Chamber Music Cafe” on June 11 in Marsh Hall at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jervis, 60 Sussex St. beginning at 6 p.m.

The ensemble will present a varied program of fine music from madrigals and motets to Billy Joel and Riverdance, in a relaxed setting. Refreshments will be served and admission is free.

“Chamber music is meant for a relatively small group of performers in an intimate space, as opposed to a large concert hall with perhaps a 60 piece symphony orchestra,” said baritone and coordinator Jim Blanton, who performed in New York City and nationally before moving to Port Jervis in 2001. “Sometimes chamber music, or classical music in general, is considered to be only for an elite or ‘high brow’ audience. We hope to prove with our chamber music cafes that this music can be enjoyed by anyone, whether or not you’ve ever had music lessons or attended a symphony concert. It is all about having fun while being inspired by great music in a variety of styles.”

For more information, call 845-858-9895 or email goliardcts@earthlink.net.