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Chamber Music in Frankford

Corda Nova

Thanks to the efforts of Ken Houser (director of music at St. Williams Catholic church) and Father Steve Wetzel (pastor of St. Joachim), the Baroque Music trio Corda Nova appeared at St. Joachim Friday night.

Corda Nova is Edmond Chan who plays the Baroque Violin;  Amy Domingues playing the Viola da Gamba;  Anthony Harvey playing the Theorbo/Baroque Lute.  I did not hear the entire concert until I played the recording the next day with earphones.  My hearing is so bad that I miss all the high notes which does detract from the experience.  However, listening to the playback, I was enthralled.

I am linking here to our YouTube page where I have a short recording with some stills.  It is well worth a few minutes to listen to these three people make magic.  You can hear more of Corda Nova on their YouTube page here:

They are also on Facebook here:

We hope they come back.


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Corda Nova to Appear in Frankford

Mark your calendar to clear Friday night, September 7th for something special.  Corda Nova, a Baroque Musical ensemble will be performing at St. Joachim’s church at 7:30 P.M.  The young, dynamic, Washington D.C. based baroque music trio, will take the audience on a journey to late 17th & 18th Century Germany, where music was composed in the stylus fantasticus manner to showcase technical prowess with improvisational spirit. They perform works by several German and Austrian composers who composed in this intriguing style, including Schmelzer, Biber, Erlebach, Krieger, and Kuhnel.

Performing will be:

Edmond Chan ▪ Baroque Violin

Amy Domingues ▪ Viola da Gamba

Anthony Harvey ▪ Theorbo/Baroque Lute


Tickets are $10.00 available from the Rectory in advance or at the door the night of the performance.  Free parking available in the church lot on Griscom Street.


Saint Joachim Roman Catholic Church
1527 Church Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
215 ▪ 535 ▪ 0580