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November 2 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey welcomes BEDLAM back to the 1867 Sanctuary for a night of early music, featuring a new program of English lute songs from the 16th century, including tunes by Bacheler, Cavendish, Ford, and others.
“The magical duo BEDLAM” (Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine) is Kayleen Sánchez, soprano, and Laudon Schuett, lute. Bedlam is a 15th and 16th century colloquial term for the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London, England. At the time it was an infamous psychiatric facility and an inspiration for artists and writers living around it. The term Bedlam eventually entered “everyday speech to signify a state of madness, chaos, and the irrational nature of the world” (Andrews et al. 1997, p.1-2, p. 130-131).
Recent engagements include the Phoenix Early Music Society & Arizona State University, Pegasus Early Music (Pegasus Rising), Concerts on the Hill, and the Rochester Early Music Festival. BEDLAM has been broadcast on Rochester’s WXXI, WWFM’s “Well-Tempered Baroque,” South Dakota Public Broadcasting, and Arizona PBS. They regularly present masterclasses and lectures at colleges and universities throughout the United States, and have presented at the Eastman Community Music School (NY), Glendale Community College (AZ), UNC Wilmington (NC), and Mary-Hardin Baylor (TX), among others. BEDLAM released its debut album, BEDLAM (Athyr Records) in 2015, and their latest album, Died for Love (Soundset Recordings) was released in June of 2017. A full touring schedule can be found on their website (www.bedlamearlymusic.com).
PRAISE FOR BEDLAM
“Kayleen Sánchez has a lovely voice and she wields it intelligently, seizing dramatic opportunities presented by both text and music. Laudon Schuett is an intelligent and responsive partner, […] creating dynamic and tasteful accompaniments…” – James V. Maiello | Fanfare Magazine
“Two of the finest young early musickers on the circuit – Kayleen Sánchez and Laudon Schuett” – Dr. Michael Anderson | Artistic Director | Schola Antiqua
“Kayleen Sánchez’s performance… was both deeply moving and extraordinarily precise.” – Dr. David M. Gordon | Composer | Wheaton College Conservatory of Music
“Schuett’s rhythmic sense was unparalleled….. a masterful performer….. with impeccable style and accuracy.” – Classical Voice of North Carolina
The 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center is wheelchair-accessible through a wheelchair ramp through the gate on the left side of the building. All parking is across the street in the Ewing Presbyterian Church lots, including an inner ring across the street for disabled parking. Passengers may be dropped off at the curb directly in front of the main entrance; please use your hazard flashers when stopped there. Concert parking is recommended in the north lot (by the field closest to I-295). For your safety, please cross at the marked crosswalk and press the yellow button to activate flashers.
To Purchase Tickets
- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
- $5 for School and College students with ID
- $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**
Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)
**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.
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