Mezzo-soprano Carrie Cheron will be featured in a concert of early 17th-century French music in the fourth concert of the 2019-20 season of Early Music Afternoons at 3 p.m. March 8 at the Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Road.

Cheron will join the El Dorado Ensemble, which includes members Carol Lewis, Karen Burciaga, Hannah Davidson, Mai-Lan Broekman and Alice Mroszczyk, viols, and Olav Chris Henriksen, lute and renaissance guitar, in a program entitled “Grand Ballet de Cour,” which will include music by Guédron, Moulinié, Mesangeau and du Caurroy.

During the reign of Louis XIII in France, both music and dance became increasingly important at court. Musicians were challenged to compose high-quality airs and court dances for special occasions — in styles ranging from the rustic to the very refined. In their program “Grand Ballet de Cour,” El Dorado Ensemble and Carrie Cheron will perform songs, solos, fantasies and dances by some of the most notable musicians at the court of Louis XIII, including a set of vocal variations on Boesset’s “N’espérez plus mes yeux,” as well as a lute suite by Mesangeau and a rousing instrumental and vocal finale, “Grand Ballet,” by Moulinié.

Cheron has performed as a soloist with and as an ensemble member of such groups as Boston Baroque, Handel + Haydn Society, Eudaemonia, Lorelei Ensemble, Emmanuel Music, The American Classical Orchestra, Arcadia Players, Newton Baroque, Exsultemus, Yale Choral Artists and Skylark Vocal Ensemble. Somerville residents Lewis and Henriksen are two leading early musicians, performing frequently in recitals individually and together, as well as with internationally celebrated ensembles including Boston Camerata, Hespèrion, Capriccio Stravagante, Waverly Consort and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.

Admission is $20, $15 for students, seniors and museum members and free for children. Street parking is available. An informal reception at the museum will follow the concert.

For information, call 617-666-9810.