“A Cantata By Any Other Name …,” a concert of music for orchestra, choir and soloists will be presented at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Sunday, March 15, by the Austin Baroque Orchestra and Chorus.
There is no charge to attend the 4 p.m. concert although donations will be accepted.
An informal, 20-minute pre-concert talk will begin at 3:30 p.m.
This is the Austin-based ensemble’s second appearance in Fredericksburg.
The Austin Baroque Orchestra and Chorus was founded in 2011 as Ensemble Settecento, a 10-member chamber ensemble.
The combined orchestra and choir is now made up of some 35 young musicians eager to share their love for music composed before 1800, according to Billy Traylor, the ensemble’s artistic director and a former student at Indiana University’s Early Music Institute where he studied musicology, baroque oboe and harpsichord.