The Amherst Chamber Music Series
(Directions to Amherst Presbyterian Church: Route 29 to Route 60 exits in Amherst. Go West on Route 60 to Traffic Circle, go three/fourths away around traffic Circle and go South on South Main Street to THE TRAFFIC LIGHT. Turn left at the traffic light onto Second Street, Amherst Presbyterian will be on your left about 2 blocks down. Accessible entrance is to the right side of the church as you face the front door. Parking on Street or in back of Food Lion parking lot (plowed Saturday).
This is going to be a wonderful concert and we look forward to seeing you there!
Questions: call 434-989-3215 (AGAR PHONE) or text to Tony at 703-338-2567
Recently formed early music ensemble Alkemie specializes in Medieval music and dance for voices and instruments. Their program will include materials from 12th night celebrations, and takes its inspiration from the celebrations of Twelfth Night and Epiphany, celebrations that have officially marked the end of the Christmas season since the sixth-century Council of Tours. The highly eclectic music on the program ranges from early English carols still sung today, to little known Czech monastery works from the Codex Spécialník collection of the medieval and early Renaissance periods; fourteenth century Spanish Llibre vermel, sacred works written for one, two, and three voices, with texts in Latin, Occitan, and Catalan; and fifteenth and sixteenth Spanish villancios with dance-like rhythms, rhyming texts, and closed musical structures..
The performers are Tracy Cowart, mezzo-soprano and harp, Elena Mullins, soprano & percussion, Sian Ricketts, soprano & recorders, David McCormick, vielle, and Niccolo Seligmann, vielle & percussion.
Produced by Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR) PO Box 117, Clifford VA 24533
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