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( Sun., Jul. 27, 2014 )

Performed by Leslie Conner, Leah Peroutka, Christopher Nunnally, Joey O'Donnell, viola, John O'Brien, keyboard, Jacques Snyman, Countertenor

Music House, 408 West 5th Street , Greenville, NC 27834


The final concert of the series will present some of the most well known and loved solo vocal music of the Baroque era performed by countertenor Jacques Snyman:

Amarilli, mia bella                                                                                                  Giulio Caccini



Caro mio ben                                                                                                    Giuseppe Giordani



Come again                                                                                                            John Dowland



If music was the food of love                                                                             Henry Purcell 

Music for a While                                                                                                   (1659-1695)


Ombra mai fu from Serse                                                                       George Frideric Handel

Verdi Prati from Alcina                                                                                         (1685-1759)

Dove sei from Rodelinda

Si spietata from Giulio Cesare


"Musicians, Critics, Audience:  Who Knows Best?" is a lively time of discussion between all the participants at a performance: the performers, CVNC's writers, and the audience.   Tonight's musicians will tell us about their experiences with reviews, CVNC's writers will join the discussion as they tell how they prepare before a performance and then write their critiques afterward.  The audience is invited to ask questions and express their opinions on who really are the experts!

                                    Intermission and Wine Tasting (the Kinston Trio)

Eternal Source of Light Divine from Ode to Queen Anne                    George Frideric Handel           

O Lord, whose mercies from Saul                                     

Where ere you walk from Semele


Che farò senza Eurdice? from Orfeo ed Euridice                      Christoph Willibald Gluck



Venga pur, minacci from Mitridate, ré di Ponto                      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


                Coffee and Dessert


Jacques Snyman, rugby player and fitness model, made a splash in 2011 when he posted videos on YouTube displaying his vocal talents and impressive torso. His goal was to raise awareness for anti-bullying campaigns like the It Gets Better Project (

Snyman came to formal vocal training late, in his 30s.  Just a few years later, he is now attracting at least as much attention for his singing as for his appearance. Snyman's recent performing work with noted Italian conductors of early music Carlo Ipata and Leonardo di Lisi gained him new Italian performance opportunities for 2014-2015. Most exciting is a production of Tuscan composer Francesco Gasparini's opera Il Bajazet in Barga, Italy.

Join the writers and editors of Classical Voice of North Carolina during the program for a short discussion of "Musicians, Critics, or Audience:  Who Knows Best?


Suggested donations per concert: Adults – $20; Seniors – $15; Students – $5; reservations required


Music House Summer Baroque/Classical Festival


  • Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM