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The best classical picks, January 31

CorrespondentJanuary 30, 2014 

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    • The Voices of a New Renaissance concert outlined above is also on the concert series at Raleigh’s Christ Episcopal Church on Friday. The 7 p.m. concert is free. voanr.com

The 2nd annual N.C. Historically Informed Performance (HIP) Music Festival, sponsored by the Mallarmé Chamber Players, continues this weekend with two intriguing events. First, the chamber choir, Voices of a New Renaissance, presents its “Love and Loss” concert, featuring Renaissance and Baroque works by Josquin, Tallis, Monteverdi, Purcell and Charpentier (7 p.m. Saturday, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, $5-$20). Then on Sunday, Mallarmé offers its “Baroque Hipster” concert with performances of Bach’s “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 2 and the premiere of Duke composer Stephen Jaffe’s Chamber Concerto No. 3 “HIP.” (3 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, Durham, $20-$25, students $5). hip.mallarmemusic.org.

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