Projects for concert venues, benefits, and classrooms
Art songs in French and English (19th–21st centuries), with American composer Christopher Berg at the piano. Songs by C. Berg on French and English texts as well as French mélodies by Bizet, Debussy, Massenet, Satie, and others; programs may include arias from French opera and 19th c. cabaret-style songs.
Classical German Lieder, accompanied by Dongsok Shin on a fortepiano that is a copy of Mozart’s own Anton Walter fortepiano now in Salzburg, made by Philip Belt. Programs including songs by Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert have been performed on the GEMS Midtown Concerts series, and broadcast on the Classical Network, WWFM.org.
Medieval Songs 101 Program; Amy Bartram, soprano and medieval lute
(Debuted 11/6/14 on the Midtown Concerts series at St. Bart’s NYC)
An introduction to medieval secular song (12th–14th centuries), including troubadour and trouvère songs and works by Gace Brulé, Machaut, Landini. Also available for classrooms is a program ranging from Ancient Greek chant to 15th-century song.
Liederabend: French, German, and English art song with Catherine Miller, piano.
Performed for a Dalton Chorale benefit, 2014.
Lute Song Duo: From 2001 to 2014, Amy Bartram, soprano, and Ekko Jennings, lute, performed more than 15 programs of lute songs on series in NYC, including the Midday Music, Midtown Concerts, Music in Chelsea, and NY Early Music series, and for the Baroque Festival of New Jersey. Programs included 17th c. English lute songs and ballads, French airs de cour, and Italian monody; 16th c. Italian song from the Bottegari lutebook; and music from the court of Henry VIII.
Machicoti, A Medieval Ensemble: Amy Bartram, Founder and Artistic Director, voice, medieval lute
From 2003 to 2009, Machicoti performed more than 14 unique programs of medieval music from France on series in NYC, including Midtown Concerts, Salon Concerts at Stern, the NY Early Music Celebration, and concerts in conjunction with the NY Public Library’s “Splendor of the Word” exhibition. The original machicoti were the skilled vocal soloists at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in the twelfth century, who created virtuosic improvisations on the liturgy—a tradition later preserved in manuscripts. Personnel: Amy Bartram; Soprano Grace Check (Founding member); Soprano Beth Cullinane (Founding member). Repertoire ranged from Gregorian chant and Notre Dame polyphony and monophony (including organum, conductus, motets) sung from medieval notation; music from Aquitaine, the Codex Calixtinus, and Codex las Huelgas; Ars nova; Ars subtilior; and works of a single composer (Adam de la Halle, Machaut, Dufay).