Seven Times Salt
Seven Times Salt is a Boston-based early music ensemble specializing in repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries. Praised for creative programming and an “impeccably balanced sound,” STS has performed since 2003 at venues throughout New England including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Plimoth Plantation, the New England Folk Festival, WGBH radio, and many others. We have also researched and presented original programs for the Amherst, Bloomington, and Boston Early Music Festivals (Fringe), the Society For Historically Informed Performance, and our own self-produced concert series.
Always rooted in historical performance, Seven Times Salt delights in blurring the lines between art music and folk tunes, and we are at ease performing in the concert hall, the dance hall, or the beer hall! Some of our programs include "A Brave Barrell of Oysters: Music of Samuel Pepys' London," "The World Turn'd Upside Down: The English Civil War," "Fortune My Foe: Englishmen Abroad," and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor: Music of England's Golden Age." We perform on reproductions of historical instruments and often employ Early Modern pronunciation in our singing.
Our ensemble is available for school visits, museum programs and concert performances of all kinds. Please visit our website for more information!