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  • Emilysue Reichardt
    Hi folks! If you like music, this looks to be a good concert, so come on over. It s at my home church. Amelie
    Message 1 of 1 , May 8, 2008
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      Hi folks!
      If you like music, this looks to be a good concert, so come on over.
      It's at my home church.

      Amelie
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      > The Franco-Flemish School: 1420 - 1600
      > Works by Josquin, Ockeghem, Du Fay, and Obrecht
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      > The Chamber Singers of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
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      > Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 7 p.m.
      > Grace Episcopal Church
      > 924 Lake Street
      > Oak Park, IL 60301
      > Free Admission - Donations Welcome
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      > 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
      > heritage.
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      > 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 -
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      > 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)
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      > ---------------
      >
      > Founded
      > 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.
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      >
      > Matthew Hall, conductor
      >
      > Matthew
      > 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.
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      > ----- 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
      > Chamber
      > Singers of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, a select group of
      > fifteen mixed voices that specializes in the performance of a
      > cappella
      > choral music from the Renaissance. Throughout the academic year, the
      > Chamber Singers give concerts throughout the Boston and New York
      > areas,
      > 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
      > recorded
      > at our May 2007 concert.
      >
      > http://www.hrcm.net/cs.htm
      >
      > There you will also find more information about our group. Of
      > course,
      > please feel free to contact me with any questions you have.
      >
      > Sincerely,
      >
      > Michael Kenneally
      >
      > Tour Manager / Asst. Conductor
      > HRCM Chamber SingersHarvard University
      > Cambridge, MA
      >
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