Early Music Ensemble explores Music Divine: English Music from Henry to Elizabeth

Thomas Morley’s “Hard by a crystal fountain”

Under the leadership of artists-in-residence David Douglass and Ellen Hargis, Co-Directors of the Newberry Consort, the Early Music Ensemble continued another successful year of early music performance culminating in the Spring concert Music Divine: English Music from Henry to Elizabeth.  This exciting concert featured sacred and secular music for voices, viols, recorders, and harpsichord.  The concert concluded with a performance of Thomas Morley’s “Hard by a crystal fountain” direct from original notation using facsimiles of partbooks.  Performers included graduate students Pelarin D. Bacos III, Cesar Favila, Patrick Kaufman, Shawn Keener, Ching Ching Cecilia Lo, Miriam Tripaldi, Mark Yeary, Michelle Urberg, and Andy Greenwood (Early Music Ensemble Student Coordinator).  2010-11 promises to be another exciting year for the Early Music Ensemble with the group focusing on various Germanic and vernacular repertories.

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