Charles Weaver, lute, theorbo, baroque guitar, and voice, performs as a member of New York¥based ensembles ARTEK, Repast, and Ensemble Viscera. He has also appeared in concert with Hesperus, Piffaro, the Orchestra of St. Luke¥s, and the Yale Schola Cantorum. With his duo partner, soprano Elizabeth Baber, he has created programs of Renaissance song praised for their ¥imagination in programming.¥ The Washington Post has described his performances as ¥captivating¥ and ¥splendid.¥ He is on the faculty of the New York Continuo Collective, a semi-professional workshop that explores the courtly tradition of reciting Italian poetry to the lute and its relation to early opera. Last summer, he taught at the Western Wind choral workshop and was assistant music director of the Amherst Early Music Festival’s Theater Project. This season will include recordings with Early Music New York and the Dryden Ensemble, concerts with Parthenia and the Yale Early Opera Initiative, and a medieval mystery play with the Folger Consort.