Music at Grace Presents RareSong Three
RareSong brings the music of the First Coast's history, which features the English music that Sir Francis Drake left behind on his voyage to conquer St. Augustine and conduct other piratical adventures. While Drake and other adventurers were expanding England's domain abroad, the homeland was being musically invaded by Italians in the form of madrigals and instrumental fantasies and soloistic ornamentations. This year's program, titled An Italian Conquest in Imperial England, presents this invasion and its assimilation in the flowering of Elizabethan and Jacobean Renaissance music. The performance is at 5 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church. There will be a free-will offering.