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Chalice Consort Concert

"Windows of a Pious Age"
Jun 28, 2015, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
The Cathedral of Christ the Light

Chalice Consort presents: "Window of a Pious Age" with Jeremy Summerly, Royal Academy, London as Guest Director

Jeremy Summerly-Chalice Consort2015 marks the assumed 500th anniversary of the birth of the English composer John Sheppard and the 400th anniversary of the death of the Italian composer Simone Molinaro. Sheppard worked in Oxford and in London and wrote gloriously expansive Latin-texted music for use at the court of Queen Mary, daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. Molinaro's professional life was colourful, not just because he wrote sensitively crafted vocal music, but because his uncle was murdered when he was Director of Music at Genoa Cathedral, and because Molinaro made editions of the music of Carol Gesualdo, an Italian nobleman who murdered his wife and her lover in cold blood. Both Sheppard and Molinaro embody the simultaneously decadent and fragile spirit of the Renaissance, and their music is a window on an age that was self-indulgently pious and viscerally concerned with ecclesiastical beauty.

Rebekah Wu - Sop I
Cecilia Lam - Sop II
Danielle Sampson - Alto I
David Siegel - Tenor I
Owen Smith - Tenor II
Meghan Spyker - Alto II
Tim Silva - Baritone
Mark Sumner - Bass

Buy your ticket today at: Window of a Pious Age - Sacred Music by Sheppard & Molinaro ($15 advanced online ticket purchase; otherwise, $20 at the door.)  For more information, visit the Chalice Consort website.

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Jeremy Summerly is a conductor and broadcaster. He studied music as an undergraduate at Oxford University and musicology as a postgraduate at King’s College, London. He is founder-director of Oxford Camerata, conductor of Oxford Baroque, Director of Music at St Luke’s, Chelsea, and Artistic Director of Mayfield Festival of Music and the Arts. He has conducted fifty original commercial recordings of music spanning nine centuries, and has conducted resident choirs and orchestras in locations as far afield as Melbourne, Helsinki, Tokyo, and Cape Town. He has edited four volumes of medieval and Renaissance music for Faber, has contributed to the new Cambridge History of Musical Performance, is a reviewer for BBC Radio 4’sFront Row and Radio 3’s CD Review, and is Choral Music Editor for Rhinegold Publishing’s Choir & Organ magazine. He has taught at the Royal Academy of Music since 1989 where he has variously held the posts of Head of Academic Studies, Head of Undergraduate Programmes, and Sterndale Bennett Lecturer in Music. He has conducted world premières of music by Sir John Tavener, Giles Swayne, Viktor Ekimovsky, Tarik O’Regan, and Nico Muhly, UK premières of music by Franco Donatoni and Maciej Zielinski, and the London première of I am the true vine by Arvo Pärt. In September he will take up the post of Director of Music at St Peter’s College, Oxford University.


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