“Restless Love” guitar and lute songs
St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concerts continue on Thursday August 22 from 12:15pm to 12:50pm with Mikayla Jensen-Large (soprano) and Jonathan Stuchbery (lute and baroque guitar) from Montreal performing a program of “Restless Love”: guitar and lute songs of the 17th century, with music by Giovanni Kapsberger, Giovanni Steffani, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and John Dowland. The concerts continue every Thursday through August 29. Admission is free, with a freewill offering collected. The Cathedral is at 270 King St. E. (at Johnson) in Kingston. Call 613-548-4617 or visit www.stgeorgescathedral.ca or www.facebook.com/StGeorgeConcerts. Join us for a mid-day musical interlude!
The program will feature popular 17th century repertoire, contrasting the joy and love expressed in the music of Italy with the melancholy of the great English lutenist John Dowland. Jonathan is a graduate of the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, where he was recognized for outstanding achievement in lute, and distinguished himself as a finalist in the 2017 McGill Concerto competition. Mikayla completed a Graduate Diploma in Early Music at McGill University with a focus on 17th century Italian song, and has begun a Masters Degree in Historical Performance Practice at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland.