Prolific recording artists and frequent collaborators with many of Englands greatest choirs, HMSC are among the worlds leading early instrument ensembles, combining expressive, virtuoso playing with high energy an a keen sense of fun. With the exquisite sonorities of the sackbut, forerunner of the trombone, and the cornett, a recorder-like wind blown like a trumpet, they offer a thrilling introduction to early wind music. Covering two centuries and four countries with an underlying theme of Love and War, their grand tour includes music of Matthew Locke, John Wilbye, Giovanni Gabrieli, José Ximénez, Samuel Scheidt and a host of others. Regular tickets are $39 and may be purchased online or at the door. See www.bachfestpdx.com for more details. Please allow time for parking.