The Virgin and the Singer
June 12, 2010
Motets and mass movements in honor of the Virgin Mary by 15th-century composers working in French lands: Johannes Ockeghem, Johannes Regis, Pierre de la Rue, Johannes Ghiselin & Alexander Agricola. Also, the secular songs by Gilles Binchois and Guillaume Du Fay whose tunes were borrowed for the sacred music.
Singers: Jennifer Ashe, Lydia Brotherton, Martin Near, Daniela Tosi?, Allen Combs, Owen McIntosh, Jason McStoots, Aaron Sheehan, Mark Sprinkle, Sumner Thompson, Cameron Beauchamp, Paul Guttry
Instrumentalists: Laura Jeppesen & Scott Metcalfe, vielles
Free pre-concert talk at 7:15 by Sean Gallagher
sponsored by the Cambridge Society for Early Music
Talk-back afterwards - stay and ask questions of Scott Metcalfe and Blue Heron singers.
n.b. A version of this concert will be presented on June 13 at the Connecticut Early Music Festival: www.ctearlymusic.org.