- This should be a very good and unusual concert. I m planning on the Sunday matinee in Evanston. - Robyyan You re Invited - Gaude mater, Polonia: Music fromMessage 1 of 1 , Apr 6, 2013View SourceThis should be a very good and unusual concert. I'm planning on the Sunday matinee in Evanston.
You're Invited - Gaude mater, Polonia: Music from Poland's Golden Age"the city's flagship early-music ensemble and artistic standard-bearer"— John von Rhein, Chicago TribuneWe invite you to Gaude, mater Polonia: Music from Poland's Golden Age, our last concert of the season! If you’ve never heard of Polish composer Wacław z Szamotuł, we’re not surprised – but get ready for a real treat!
This concert brings you the gorgeous, rare, and important music of Poland’s great Renaissance composers. Consort favorite, Chicago native and Polish-American, Tom Zajac, leads us in this new repertoire, guaranteed to open your ears to new sounds.
The program will feature motets by Wacław z Szamotuł, Poland's greatest composer of the mid-16th-century, selections from the Melodie na Psałtery polski of 1580, which contains settings by Mikołaj Gomółka of all 150 psalms with paraphrases by Poland's greatest 16th-century poet, Jan Kochanowski. Also featured are Mass movements from the Missa Pulcherrima (Most Beautiful Mass) by the 17th-century master Bartłomiej Pękiel.
Featured musicians include soprano Ellen Hargis, David Douglass on violin & viola, Tom Zajac on recorders, flutes, sackbut, bagpipe, pipe & tabor, John Lenti on Renaissance lute & theorbo, Brandi Berry on violin, Jeremy Ward on bass violin, Matthew Dean, tenor, Eric Miranda, bass, Kayleen Sanchez, soprano, and Angela Young Smucker, alto.
**We're going to be on TV! Tune in for a special segment about the concert and a sneak preview on WTTW's Chicago Tonight on Wednesday, April 10 at 7pm, Channel 11.1.
Get your tickets now and save!Advance tickets for $32 are available to purchase online or by calling 773-669-7335.
Pre-concert lectures start one hour before each performance.Friday, May 3 at 8pm BUYCopernicus Foundation Annex5216 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago (Jefferson Park)
Saturday, May 4 at 8pm BUYLogan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago915 E. 60th St., Hyde ParkSunday, May 5 at 3pm BUYLutkin Hall, Northwestern University700 University Pl., Evanston
Presented in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York.Stay tuned for video sneak peeks of Gaude, mater Polonia! For more information about this concert and more, visit newberryconsort.org.
The Newberry Consort
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Chicago, Illinois 60610