PATRICK MERRILL & GRACE SRINIVASAN Cantare e Sonare Italian & English Works for Voice & Harpsichord

June 21, 2021


Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
Concert Timing: Doors open: 7:00pm Concert begins: 7:30pm Concert ends: ~9:00pm
Venue: Live! at 10th and G – at UCC DC, 945 G St. NW, Washington DC 20001
Public Transport: One short block from Metro Center station
Parking: Underground ticketed parking ($10 flat fee 5-11pm) available below facility. Enter at 980 G Place, N.W. & park in any non-reserved spot. Take the church elevator to first floor (the Sanctuary concert venue).


Capriccio is delighted to present exceptional young local talent in its opening concert of the 2021/2022 Season. Patrick Merrill (harpsichord) and Grace Srinivasan (soprano), residents of Washington DC, present a beautiful program of works by Henry Purcell, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Barbara Strozzi, Marcello arr. by J.S. Bach, John Blow and George Frideric Handel. The program includes solo harpsichord and harpsichord with voice works.



Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) Toccata prima (from Libro 2)

Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674) Il Lamento in Morte di Maria Stuarda

Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) Che si può fare?

John Blow (1649-1708) Ground No. 1 in G

Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Evening Hymn

Henry Purcell Sweeter than Roses

Henry Purcell The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation

Alessandro Marcello (1673-1747) Concerto in D minor
arr. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Suite in D minor HWV 428

George Frideric Handel “Se giunge un dispetto” from Agrippina

Soprano Grace Srinivasan and keyboardist Patrick Merrill are a married couple residing in Washington, D.C. with their two cats. Grace and
Patrick love to perform music that spans a wide variety of time periods, styles, and genres. They met while pursuing their Master’s degrees in
voice and harpsichord, respectively, at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. In addition to serving as a chorister at the
National Cathedral and Temple Sinai, Grace has been cantoring at St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church since 2011. She has made appearances with
the Washington Bach Consort and Cantate Chamber Singers. Grace is also the co-founder of Musica Spira, an early music ensemble that specializes
in programs highlighting early modern female musicians. Patrick’s harpsichord continuo work includes appearances with the Washington Chamber
Orchestra, the Bach in Baltimore series, the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Philadelphia-based
Baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare. In 2016, he won second prize at the eighth Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition. He
has been teaching in the music departments at Baltimore School for the Arts and George Washington University since 2014, and is currently working
on his doctorate in harpsichord performance at Peabody Conservatory, for which is a recipient of the Dean’s DMA Fellowship.