Les Touches, the viol consort of Viols of Houston, is planning a May concert.
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Viols of Houston hosted Sarah Mead over the weekend of February 3 and 4, 2024. Sarah worked with the junior high and high school students who play in Viols of Deer Park, held a two-day workshop, and gave a masterclass. The workshop, titled “Chiaroscuro: Music of Light and Darkness,” focused on repertoire by works by Coprario, Dowland, Lasso, Marenzio, Frescobaldi, Vinci, and Weekles. The workshop drew players from the Houston area as well as those from Dallas and other locations in Texas, including Marc Anthony Blades, Jocelyn Ursua, Matt Dunn, Nancy Ellis, Pedro Funes, Allen Garvin, Kendra Leonard, Ruth Milburn, Haley Moore, Ed Rinehart, and Ella Sharpe. The viols were joined by singer Ruth Cross and singer and violinist Paul Downs. St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Houston generously donated space for the workshop. Les Touches—Viols of Houston’s viol consort—kicked off the masterclass, and was followed by Kendra Leonard, Jocelyn Derienne, Matt Dunn, and Elisabeth Ellison. As always, Viols of Houston is grateful to Sarah for making the trek to Texas and being so generous with her time and teaching.