Sunday, May 30, 2010

More Early Music in the Bay Area

Learned about the existence of the San Francisco Renaissance Voices through the FB page for the Berkeley Festival and Exhibition not too long ago...

Coming up
on June 9:

June 9, 2010 - 8:00 pm
Berkeley Festival & Exhibition of Early Music
St. John's Presbyterian, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
The Renaissance drinking song L’homme Arme’ (The Armed Man) has served as the
basis for more masses than any other tune in history. We perform both of
Josquin des Prez’s versions: his Missa L’homme armé sexti toni and his most famous version, Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales, a technical tour-de-force, containing numerous mensuration canons and contrapuntal display in which the L'homme armé tune is repeated for each movement on a consecutive step of the scale.
To Fight, Then to Make Peace

Related links:
BFXTen Blog
Early Music America
San Francisco Classical Voice
SF Weekly Best Classical Music 2010

Local listings
Chalice Consort Singers
Bay Area Concert Harmonies

I am surprised by how much of an early music presence there is in the SF Bay Area... I should pay more attention. (I was more alert for early music performances when I was in Boston, in part because I was able to attend them more frequently and other events would often be advertised in the programs or elsewhere.)

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