Black Tulip is a multinational ensemble featuring Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano (the Netherlands), Mirja Lorenz, recorders (Germany), Phillip Serna, viols (US), and Joel Spears, lutes and theorbo (US). Their prime focus is the rich cantata repertoire for solo voice with obligato instrument, interspersed with dynamic and diverse instrumental music from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Black Tulip’s Concerts for the 2017-2018 Season

Black Tulip Commemorates 500 Years of the Reformation in 2017!

Lutheran Church of the Ascension’s One Tree, Many Branches Series Presents Black Tulip with Special Guest David Schrader “Reformation Music from Martin Luther to Bach & Telemann”
Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Northfield, IL
Saturday, October 28, 2017 7:00PM

Black Tulip Returns to the Early Music at the Barn Series!

Tulipmania looks at the cultural and political events during the peak of Dutch power during the 17th and early 18th centuries. The Dutch protestant north was a bastion of religious tolerance and personal freedom, while the rest of the continent was embroiled in civil wars, and the disastrous 30-Year’s War. The new-found prosperity of this emerging capitalist society encouraged the development of the arts, and provided a large and receptive market for the musical and artistic productions of other countries as well. We’ll play music of native composers as well as foreign composers who were well known is the Low Countries. Tulipmania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed.

Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn Presents Black Tulip “Tulipmania: Music, Art, Politics, and Society in the Dutch Golden Age”
Early Music Series at the Byron Colby Barn, Grayslake, IL
Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:00PM

Black Tulip Performs at the Musicians Club of Women

Black Tulip Performs for the Musicians Club of Women

Musicians Club of Women Presents Black Tulip
Rev. John Buchanan Chapel, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Friday, June 1, 2018 12:10PM

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