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Watch and Listen: Craft Works Sings Madrigals and Songs of Spring in the WRTI Performance Studio

Celebrate the season with us as we look back to Craft Works Music's visit to the WRTI Performance Studio last year to sing madrigals and other works inspired by springtime. WRTI's Susan Lewis is host. 

Craft Works Musicis a group of professional musicians working in the greater Philadelphia area. Founded in  2017, Craft Works develops, discusses, and performs music from all eras, genres, and cultures, mainly in the choral repertoire.

WRTI Program:

Anonymous,  Sumer is icumen in 

Thomas Weelkes, The Nightengale

John Bennett,  All creatures now

Francesco Landini,  Ecco la primavera 

Luca Marenzio,  Gia torna a rallegrar

William Byrd,  Ave verum corpus 

Craftworks Members visiting WRTI: 

Diana Whitener, Soprano

Abigail Chapman, Soprano

Jackie Dunleavy, Soprano/Alto

Marcelle McGuirk, Alto

William Linn, Tenor

Cortlandt Matthews, Tenor

Les Anders, Bass

Karl Hein, Bass 

Craft Works explores and collaborates with other musicians and experts about the process of crafting music and shares this via podcast and live events.  Its next podcast release is Bel Sancto- a special pre-Holy Week focus on this scandalously operatic sacred music. 

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.