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116 Pleasant Street Suite 345

Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027

United States

Company Description

CDSS is committed to supporting dance and song communities in their efforts to develop more and better teachers, leaders, musicians and skilled organizers, and to encouraging and increasing youth participation in these activities. To that end, we have est ... more

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Employment History


Rutgers University

Harp Instructor

Madison Early Music Festival

Early Harp Specialist

Gotham Early Music Scene Inc

Early Harp Specialist

Amherst Early Music Inc

Baroque Harpist

Seattle Baroque Orchestra


Faculty Member
New York Continuo Collective


Board of Trustees Member
Historical Harp Society

Regular Member
Linda Russell and Company



historical harp practice

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Early Music Week at Pinewoods - Country Dance & Song Society [cached]

Christa Patton

Recorders, flutes HI-A
Christa Patton
Recorders, strings, and other instruments, including chordal instruments and percussion, I-A
Christa Patton
Christa Patton, historical harpist and early wind specialist, has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, and Japan with many of today's premier early music ensembles including Piffaro the Renaissance Band, Early Music New York, The King's Noyse, Folger Consort, Newberry Consort, Apollo's Fire, The Toronto Consort, Parthenia, ARTEK, Pegasus, New York State Baroque Orchestra, and many others. As a baroque harpist specializing in 17th century opera, Christa has performed in many early opera productions including New York City Opera and Wolf Trap Opera. She can be heard playing baroque harp and a multitude of other instruments on recordings such as "Istampitta" [Lyrachord] "Chacona" and "Trionfo d'Amore e della Morte" [Dorian] and Nobile Donna on ATMA among others. Christa is on the faculty of Rutgers University and the Graduate Center at CUNY.

Early Music Week at Pinewoods 2007 [cached]

Christa Patton

Christa Patton (harp) has performed medieval and Renaissance music throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan with Early Music New York, Piffaro and Ex Umbris. As a baroque harpist, Christa has performed with Tafelmusik, Toronto Consort, Early Music New York, ARTEK, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, San Francisco Bach Choir, Wolf Trap Opera Company and the New York City Opera. As a clinician Christa has been the harp instructor at the Madison Early Music Festival since 2001. A Fulbright scholar in 1999, she studied historical harp techniques in Milan with harpist Mara Galassi. Christa has recorded for the Lyrichord, Helicon and Dorian labels.

Faculty | Amherst Early Music [cached]

Christa Patton**

Christa Patton**
Christa Patton is an early harp specialist with a particular focus on the repertoire of the early 17th century. Her individual vocabulary of style in this genre emerged from her years of study in Northern Italy where the essence of this music speaks through its native environs.
In addition, Christa has appeared as a guest with Apollo's Fire, The King's Noyse, Blue Heron, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, La Nef, The Folger Consort and ARTEK.
As a specialist in early 17th century repertoire, Christa has directed vocal style and led the continuo in productions of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo at Stony Brook University, Queens College, and Yale University's Baroque Opera Program (YBOP). She is also a faculty member of the New York Continuo Collective. As a clinician Christa has held workshops for the, Madison Early Music Festival, Pinewoods Early Music week, the Historical Harp Society and the Medieval Institute at Longy School of Music. As a lecturer she has covered topics ranging from ornamentation in the Faenza Codex to Spanish accompaniment in the 17th century.
As a multi-instrumentalist Christa has toured the Americas, Europe and Japan with Piffaro the Renaissance Band, Early Music New York, and Ex Umbris. Her recordings include "Istampitta" on the Lyrachord label, "Chacona" also on the Dorian label, "Trionfo d'Amore e della Morte" on the Dorian label, and the newest release entitled "Waytes."

Anima Baroque Music Ensemble -- Biographical Information [cached]

Christa Patton Christa has performed as a historical harp specialist with Apollo's Fire, The King's Noyse, Tafelmusik, Toronto Consort, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Artek, the New York City Opera, and the Wolf Trap Opera Company. Also a multi-instrumentalist, Christa has appeared on the concert stage throughout the US, Europe and Japan with New York's Ensemble for Early Music, Ex Umbris and Piffaro, the Renaissance Band. A former Fulbright scholar, Christa studied the Italian baroque harp in Milan, Italy with historical harp specialist, Mara Galassi.

Back Before Bach: Piffaro | Early Music Society of the Islands [cached]

Christa Patton - shawms, harp, bagpipes, recorder, percussion

Christa Patton, historical harpist and early wind specialist, has performed with many of today's premiere early music ensembles. As a baroque harpist she has appeared with Apollo's Fire, King's Noyse, Newberry Consort, Toronto Consort, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, La Nef, Blue Heron, Folger Consort, Parthenia, ARTEK, Pegasus Early Music, and New York State Baroque Orchestra. She has performed in early opera productions with New York City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier, Opera Vivente and Opera Omnia. Christa is musical director and co-director of the Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College specializing in the works of early 17th century composers.

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