SFEMS pres ents Canço nièr, Marc h 8-10, pe rforming M usic for D ancing Pla gues!
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> Hello friends! The San Francisco Early Music Society presents three
> chances to see Cançonièr perform their wild and crazy Dancing Plague
> program! March 8-10 in Palo Alto, Berkeley, and San Francisco.
> CHOREOMANIA: Music for the Dancing Plagues of the Middle Ages and
> From fiery tarantellas to penitential prayers, music to appease divine
> wrath, or just the ultimate dance fever!
> Cançonièr, the Bay Area’s acclaimed medieval ensemble, will perform a
> fascinating program featuring instrumental and vocal dance music,
> flagellant songs, penitential prayers, tarantellas, and more.
> During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, certain areas experienced brief
> outbreaks of manic, “contagious” dancing that often afflicted dozens, or
> even hundreds. Otherwise ordinary people would succumb to a compulsion
> to dance furiously for days or weeks on end, some to their deaths. Many
> feared that they had been cursed by saints, and perhaps gave in to mass
> hysteria; the true causes are still debated. Music was offered for the
> dancers in the hope that it would ease their suffering, or appease
> divine wrath.
> We hope to see you there!
> Phoebe Jevtovic: voice
> Shira Kammen: vielle, voice
> Tim Rayborn: frame drum, hylsung, tabor, voice, citole, psaltery
> Priscilla Smith: recorders, dulcian, bagpipe, voice
> Tom Zajac: pipe and tabor, bagpipe, sackbut, recorder, dulce melos, jaw
> harp, castanets, voice
> Friday, March 8, 2013 | Palo Alto
> 8pm @ First Lutheran Church
> 600 Homer Avenue
> Saturday, March 9, 2013 | Berkeley
> 7:30pm @ St. John’s Presbyterian Church
> 2727 College Avenue
> Sunday, March 10, 2013 | San Francisco
> 7:30pm @ St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
> 1111 O’Farrell
> Ticket information:
> (510) 528-1725
> email: sfems@...
> Or online at: https://app.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=sfems