Denison Chamber Singers Present February Concert
Date of Event: February 26, 2005
Posted: February 21, 2005
The Denison University Chamber Singers will present a lecture/concert of choral classics from the Renaissance at 8 p.m., Saturday (Feb. 26) in Swasey Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public.
The concert will feature such Renaissance works as the "Pope Marcellus Mass" by Palestrina, and "Miserere Mei, Deus" by Gregorio Allegri. Also, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" will be sung in polyphonic motet style. The Chamber Singers will also give the premiere performance of a new work from conductor Stephen Caracciolo.
Denison Chamber Singers is the University's vocal ensemble of 24 singers devoted to the study and performance of chamber music from all artistic periods but specializing in Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque literature: motets, madrigals, chanson, villiancicos, masses, and carols. "Early music," as this literature is often described, and its performance has taken the U.S. by storm in the last two decades. Denison University, in response to the incredible interest and popularity in early music at both the amateur and professional level, has established this ensemble to train young musicians in the art of performing and teaching this literature for and to a contemporary public.
Caracciolo, an active conductor and composer from Columbus, serves as an instructor of choral studies on the Denison faculty. He holds degrees from Capital University and Westminster Choir College where he studied conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt. Caracciolo previously served as artistic director/executive director of the BelCanto Singers, a chamber choir of professional singers specializing in early music in Columbus. His work has been published, recorded, and performed throughout the United States and Europe, and he has been awarded the Individual Artist's Fellowship in Composition by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
CALENDAR INFORMATION: Denison University,The Denison Chamber Singers will present a concert of choral classics from the Renaissance; 8 p.m., Saturday (Feb. 26) in Swasey Chapel. Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6220 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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