Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire: Mystery & Mirth
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire: Mystery & Mirth

Schola Cantorum of Eau Claire, a 12-voice choir from Wisconsin dedicated to early music, is excited to present “Mystery & Mirth: A Spanish Christmas” as part of the 2019 Madison Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series. This selection of music from renaissance Spain celebrates the mystery of the Virgin birth, and the human aspects of the Christmas story. Works by Flecha, Guerrero, Lobo, Morales, Padilla, Victoria, and the contemporary Spanish composer Javier Busto.

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Madison Early Music Festival All-Festival Concert: “Musical Postcards from the Grand Tour”
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

Madison Early Music Festival All-Festival Concert: “Musical Postcards from the Grand Tour”

Designed and directed by Grant Herreid, the program features a narrator, loosely based on Thomas Coryat, an English seventeenth century travel writer, who, as a young man, travels throughout Europe in search of music. Beginning in London, listening to John Dowland and other Elizabethan composers, traveling to Paris and finding motets and masses from the Notre Dame school, he then discovers Claudio Monteverdi’s compositions in Venice.  When he returns to Restoration London as an old man, he enjoys the music of Henry Purcell.

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