Concert Programs

USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia: Masters of the High (and Low) Baroque concert program

April 26, 2024
8:00 p.m.

USC Thornton’s early music ensemble, the Baroque Sinfonia, presents “Masters of the High (and Low) Baroque,” led by faculty members Adam Knight Gilbert and Jason Yoshida.
The program features High Baroque masters Henry Purcell and J.S. Bach.


Selections from King Arthur (Z. 626)
Act I
Woden, First to Thee
The Lot is Cast
Brave Souls
I Call, I Call
Come if You Dare
Act II
Come Follow Me
Shepherds, Leave Decoying
Hornpipe: Come, Shepherds
Act IV
How Happy the Lover
Act V
Fairest Isle
Your Hay it is Mow’d

Henry Purcell

“Christe eleison” from Mass in B Minor (BWV 232)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Kleine Prelude (BWV 999)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich (BWV 150)
Coro: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich
Aria: Doch bin und bleibe ich vergnügt
Tutti: Leite mich in deiner Wahrheit
Aria: Zedern müssen von den Winden
Coro: Meine Augen sehen stets
Ciaccona: Meine Tage in dem Leide

Johann Sebastian Bach


Generous scholarship support for the members of the USC Collegium Musicum is provided by the Colburn Foundation. We are also grateful for generous scholarship support from the Rutherford Fund, established by our dear late friend and donor Bill Rutherford. Special thanks to our generous friends and donors Tom Rosenthal, Bob Attiyeh and Mike Rosell. Finally, we would like to offer a very special thanks to Sharon Lilly for her continued generous donation to the Thornton Early Music Program.
This concert is made possible with generous support from the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. For more information click here.
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Veronika Manchur, violin
Diana Dawydchak, violin
Prosper Luchart, viola
Yuqi Wang, cello
Jeremy Tai, cello
Ethan Moffit, violone
Mana Azimi, triple harp
Robert Wang, theorbo & guitar
Hejun Yang, harpsichord
Makena James, organ
Ellie Walters, soprano
Mary Elder, mezzo-soprano
Alex Kuncz, tenor
Day Yang, countertenor & baritone
Zachary Haines, baritone**
Adam Knight Gilbert, recorder & director*
Rotem Gilbert, recorder*
Jason Yoshida, archlute & baroque guitar*
* denotes Thornton Early Music faculty
** denotes Special Guest