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Historical instruments take center stage

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Next week’s Music Live with Lunch takes listeners back to past centuries with melodies played by The Olympic Early Music Ensemble, formerly the Peninsula Recorder Ensemble.

Above, players include, from left, Ann Wood, Ray Braun, Judy Farnsworth, Bea Dobyns, Galen Clark, Dennis Crabb, Walter Vaux, Pat Sexton, Grace Yelland and Diane Vaux.

Led and founded by Dr. Dennis Crabb, retired chairman of the Peninsula College Music Department, the group of amateur musicians plays music from the 1500s to the 1700s utilizing instruments like the recorder, viola da gamba and krummhorn.

The ensemble brings together diverse players including teachers, engineers, physicians and pastors who have played together for more than 20 years across the peninsula. Despite the group’s name, Crabb includes music from all periods of history to showcase the recorder as an instrument still being used across the globe.

After a month off, the lunchtime music series at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., returns at noon Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Each concert is followed by a hot homemade lunch (vegetarian available) at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at St. Luke’s office from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call ahead, 683-4862. A portion of the proceeds goes to local charities.
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