Fw: Harvard Chamber Singers Concert
- Hi folks!
If you like music, this looks to be a good concert, so come on over.
It's at my home church.
> The Franco-Flemish School: 1420 - 1600
> Works by Josquin, Ockeghem, Du Fay, and Obrecht
> The Chamber Singers of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
> Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 7 p.m.
> Grace Episcopal Church
> 924 Lake Street
> Oak Park, IL 60301
> Free Admission - Donations Welcome
> The Chambers Singers of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum present
> a concert of music by the masters of the Franco-Flemish Renaissance.
> While many of the composers of this school were born in the region
> known presently as "the Netherlands," most were famous for their work
> outside this region, traveling and working as far afield as Spain,
> France, Germany, Italy, and Hungary. The diffusion of their technique,
> especially after the revolutionary development of printing, produced
> the first true international style since the unification of Gregorian
> chant in the 9th century. The music of this concert celebrates the
> lasting influence of the Franco-Flemish school on Europe's cultural
> Nuper rosarum flores, Guillaume Du Fay (1397? - 1474)
> Adieu ces bons vins, Du Fay
> Ave Maria, Adrian Willaert (c. 1490 - 1562)
> Ave Maria, Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1410 - 1497)
> J'en ay deuil, Ockeghem
> Nymphes des bois, Josquin des Prez (c. 1450 - 1521)
> - Interval -
> Christus resurgens, Jean Richafort (c. 1480 - c. 1547)
> Kyrie from Missa Malheur me bat, Josquin
> Fortuna desperata, Antoine Busnoys (c. 1430 - 1492)
> Scaramella, Josquin
> Scaramella, Loyset Compère (1440 - 1518)
> Nigra sum, Jehan Lhéritier (c. 1480 - 1552)
> Laudes Christo, Jacob Obrecht (c. 1457 - 1505)
> in 1993, the Chamber Singers are the subset ensemble of the
> Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Harvard University's select mixed choir. The
> student-conducted group explores choral works in an intimate musical
> atmosphere and is devoted to creating an ensemble of the highest
> caliber. The Chamber Singers focus primarily on a cappella repertoire,
> performing sacred and secular classics from all musical eras, but
> particularly the early Renaissance. Throughout the year, the group
> performs throughout Boston and Cambridge and also tours in the United
> States and abroad, having previously appeared in Montreal, France,
> Spain, Portugal, and Australia. The 2008 season is a very active one
> for the Chamber Singers, featuring a return to New York in January, a
> master class with Edward Wickham and the Clerks' Group, and a series of
> clinical sessions with Scott Metcalfe, director of Boston's Blue Heron
> Renaissance Choir. In June, the Chamber Singers are excited to embark
> on a ten-day tour of Chicago.
> Matthew Hall, conductor
> Hall, a junior at Harvard College, studies music and linguistics. In
> addition to serving as the director of the Chamber Singers, he is the
> founder and director of the Harvard Bach Camerata, a baroque chamber
> ensemble, and music director of the Harvard Early Music Society,
> Harvard's early opera company. Matthew studies voice with Michael
> Barrett and harpsichord with Peter Sykes.
> ----- Start Original Message -----
> Sent: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 15:33:11 -0500
> From: "Michael Kenneally" <mkenneal@...>
> To: denden1958@...
> Subject: Music at Grace Church
> > Dear Mr. Northway,
> My name is Michael Kenneally, and I am writing on behalf of the
> Singers of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, a select group of
> fifteen mixed voices that specializes in the performance of a
> choral music from the Renaissance. Throughout the academic year, the
> Chamber Singers give concerts throughout the Boston and New York
> and we additionally go on tour every summer. In 2008, our tour takes
> us to Chicago from June 6th to 16th.
> We already have several performances scheduled for our tour, but we
> are still looking for a few venues for a full-length concert. That
> brings me to the point of this email: Would there be any opportunity for the
> Chamber Singers to perform at Grace Church during this period in
> June? It would be a joy for us to sing in such a glorious space.
> If you'd like to hear our group, our website has several clips
> at our May 2007 concert.
> There you will also find more information about our group. Of
> please feel free to contact me with any questions you have.
> Michael Kenneally
> Tour Manager / Asst. Conductor
> HRCM Chamber SingersHarvard University
> Cambridge, MA