Schola Cantorum is an acclaimed 12-voice ensemble dedicated to the performance of Renaissance sacred music. Directed by Frederick Jodry, the group has presented concerts throughout New England over the past 30 years and has been praised for their lively and engaging performance. In conjunction with the Boston Camerata, the two groups have appeared at Tanglewood and recorded six CDs, including French Baroque music for Christmas, 18th century music from Mexico, American Shape-note music and Shaker songs. They have sung for the American Renaissance Society and are often broadcast on WGBH in Boston.
The Schola will present Tudor music from the time of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Music from this era is extravagant, grand and expansive, written to accen-tuate the skill of highly trained choirs. Composers include John Taverner, who wrote music primarily for a five or six voice choir with the characteristic high treble voices; composer and poet William Cornyshe, whose compositions are full of magical textures and figuration; and William Byrd, the more widely known composer who served for many years in Elizabeth's Chapel Royal.
Reception with musicians follows the performance.
Requested donation - $15 pre adult; children under 18 free
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