The group has been active for about 4 years; Felicia Eberling, Madeleine
Moore, Jim Stimson, and Paul Siegel form the core, with Megan Duffy, Ron
Boucher, and Janet Trautvetter as back-ups. Sylvan Ayres and its eclectic
Beltway Early Music Band, can be reached at 301-587-3711.
Sylvan Ayres plays for weddings, receptions, concerts, cocktails, dinners, and
cultural and educational programs, dressed as the setting warrants -- assorted
period costumes, concert black-and-whites, or standard everyday wear.
Sylvan Ayres occasionally works with Nachtanz Historical Dance Group,
presenting period dances with matching live music and costumes. Standard
Nachtanz dance repertory ranges from early Renaissance (mid-15th cent.)
through Cavalier (c. 1650).
Sylvan Ayres performance settings include:
Hastings Faire (Markland Medieval Militia, U. of Maryland)
Cedar Lane Stage (Othello)
Dillon-Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institition
Folger Shakespeare Library
Columbus Day Ceremony (Union Station)
Schools and libraries in Fairfax and Montgomery Counties
RON BOUCHER plays shawm, krummhorn, cornamuse, recorder, and viola da
gamba, and sings tenor/countertenor. Other music groups include Musica
Antiqua (Alexandria), Convivium Musicum (Boston), and I Piffari (Longey
School of Music, Cambridge). Ron is a signal/image processing software
MEGAN DUFFY plays shawm, cornamuse, krummhorn, recorder, and percussion,
and sings alto; she has also played with the GW Early Music Collegium.
Megan is a social worker.
MADELEINE MOORE plays shawm, cornamuse, krummhorn, recorder, viola da
gamba, and vielle; other groups include GW Early Music Collegium and
Washington Recorder Society. Madeleine manages a medical practice.
PAUL SIEGEL plays shawm, cornamuse, krummhorn, recorder, and dulcian, and
sings bass; other music groups include GW Early Music Collegium and
Washington Recorder Society. Paul is a statistician at the Census Bureau.
JANET TRAUTVETTER specialises in percussion for Sylvan Ayres, and also
plays recorder with
Early Music Band. Janet is an executive secretary and free-lance
scriptwriter, writer, and illustrator.
To contact Sylvan Ayres for bookings or other information, send email
to Felicia Eberling