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SFEMS pres ents Canço nièr, Marc h 8-10, pe rforming M usic for D ancing Pla gues!

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  • Joyce Clyde
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 28, 2013
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      > From: trayborn@...
      >  
      >
      > 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
      > Renaissance
      >
      > 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
      >
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