Four Nations Ensemble to perform at historic Rhinebeck church

This Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m., the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society brings eminent early-music specialists the Four Nations Ensemble to the Church of the Messiah for a concert titled “Bach and the Italians.” The program will begin with J. S. Bach’s “Venetian” Concerto for Harpsichord in D Minor, BWV 1052, followed by Scarlatti’s cantata Su le sponde del Tebro.

Bring along your checkbook or credit card if you’re in the market for an elegant European getaway sometime soon, because a one-week stay in a Paris loft sleeping four near the Bastille and the Pompidou Center will be auctioned off during the intermission! The second half of the program features Vivaldi’s Concerto for Cello and Strings in C Minor, RV 401, and J. S. Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Cantata BWV 51.

Tickets for “Bach and the Italians” with the Four Nations Ensemble cost $30 and can be ordered at The Church of the Messiah is located at 6436 Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck.