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Anima’s performances or early music are fresh, sincere, joyous and powerful. Since 2005, the group has soothed and delighted audiences with programs that connect today’s listeners with the music of 400 years ago.

Anima specializes in music for small ensemble and voice from the Baroque and late Renaissance, played on period instruments. The group features soprano Beth Anne Hatton, Baroque violinist Vita Wallace, viola da gambist and lirone player Motomi Igarashi and harpist Christa Patton, and often expands to include other kindred spirits such as mezzo-soprano Hayden DeWitt, violinist Julia Wedman, and harpsichordist Barbara Weiss. As individuals, these artists have performed and recorded with ensembles throughout the eastern U.S. and continent-wide.