A faculty of distinguished performers and scholars at the Five Colleges, together with the program director, make it possible for students to participate in a wide variety of experiences in the study and performance of music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque Era.
See "Events" for a current listing of concerts
Concerts Fall 2019:
Euridice Baroque Ensemble, led by Laurie Rabut, with Alice Robbins, viola da gamba
Venetian Violinist/Composers and a Suite by Telemann
Friday, December 6
Bezanson Recital Hall 7:30 PM
Vivaldi Concerto for strings in G minor
Albinoni Sinfonia in G
Locatelli Concerto Grosso in C minor
Telemann Ouverture and Suite in D for viola da gamba and strings
Locatelli Pastorale per il Santo Natale
Thanks to Laurie Rabut for leading the band this semester during Mr. Eisenstein’s leave.
The Five College Collegium, directed by Stephanie Council
The Incomparable Josquin
Tuesday, December 10
Grace Church, Amherst 7:30 PM
The Collegium presents some of the best-known works of the greatest composer of his generation, Josquin des Prez (c.1450 – 1521). Among other works, the Collegium choir will perform the four-voice Ave Maria, a work that came to be a model motet for generations, and Josquin’s last composition, his Missa Pange Lingua. The program is rounded out by instrumental selections performed on Renaissance winds, directed by Daniel Meyers.
Thanks to Dr. Stephanie Council, Director of Choral Ensembles at Mount Holyoke College, for leading Collegium this semester.
Voces Feminae, directed by Catherine Bell,
Grene Growith the Holy
Monday, December 9
St. Brigid’s Church, 122 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst 7:30 PM
Seasonal music from Italy, Catalonia and the British Isles including works by Monteverdi, Lasso and King Henry VIII.
If you are interested in joining us in singing or playing in Collegium, Voces Feminae, Baroque Orchestra, Medieval Ensemble or studying an early instrument, come see us at Painless Audition/Information Sessions. Times and places for Spring 2020 will be posted soon, and will be visible by clicking on "Auditions" to the left.
All Early Music Program concerts are free and open to the public
For Further Information, contact the Early Music Office at 538-2079
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