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Evanne Browne, Artistic Director

Evanne Browne, Artistic Director, has been an active performer and director of period-authentic early music since the 1980s.  As a singer she has soloed with many outstanding early music ensembles, including the Smithsonian Chamber Players, the Folger Consort,
The Orchestra of the 17th Century, The Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, and the Washington Bach Consort.  She has sung many times in productions of medieval, baroque, and renaissance  works performed with period instruments, including staged versions of the medieval Play of Daniel, Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneus (at the Kennedy Center), and a celebrated performance of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum at the Washington National Cathedral, which was pictured on the cover of Early Music America magazine.  Ms. Browne has performed several times at both the Montana and Washington, D.C., Early Music Festivals.  Since moving to Colorado in 2005, Ms. Browne has soloed with the Boulder Bach Festival, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir (singing French Baroque), and accompanied the choral ensemble Musikanten on tours to Argentina, the Baltic States, Venice, Lisbon, Sarajevo and Turkey.  She  has presented workshops on
baroque ornamentation and reading music in original manuscript for past Fall Festivals for Early Music Colorado, and will be a guestlecturer for a 2012 series on sacred music at the
Academy for Lifelong Learning, speaking about the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610.

Ms. Browne is Director of Music at First United Methodist Church of Boulder, where she has successfully staged such major and diverse works as portions of Handel’s Messiah and Vivaldi’s Gloria with period instruments, the Mozart Requiem, Dave Brubeck’s Gates of Justice, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and a well-received performance of the Duruflé Requiem on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. As founder and artistic director of Seicento Baroque Ensemble, Ms. Browne hopes to fill a musical gap by bringing to Colorado a wide variety of glorious baroque vocal music that is frequently overlooked in concert.  Her passion for baroque music led her to produce the highly successful performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 last year, the first (ever) documented performance of the Vespers in Colorado. It was from the enthusiasm for that presentation that the idea for Seicento was born. 

Ms. Browne studied baroque performance practices at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and holds a Bachelor of Music from Trinity University and a Master of Music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.  

Evanne Browne
Artistic Director

Devon Howard


Mark Alan Filbert
Assistant Conductor