Tomorrow (Friday, October 21) evening at 8:00, at the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church (116 Pierrepont, near Monroe Place), the Repast Baroque Ensemble will present a musical tribute to Queen Christina of Sweden.
Queen Christina of Sweden was a fascinating personality, on the one hand celebrated for her intellectual brilliance, and on the other vilified for her scandalous behavior. Educated like a prince rather than a princess, she excelled in philosophy, classical literature, math, religion, and languages. On reaching maturity, she made a series of radical decisions: first refusing to marry, then abdicating her throne, converting to Catholicism, and relinquishing her kingdom in Sweden for a life in Rome. A great lover of music, she surrounded herself with musicians throughout her life. Repast performs music from her travels through Europe as well as from her Roman “Academy,” including works by Archangelo Corelli, Allessandro Scarlatti, and Carolus Hacquart, with guest violinist Beth Wenstrom.
Tickets are $30 general admission, $20 senior, and $15 student, plus a small service charge for each if you buy on-line. You may buy them here.