Chronicle: Dufay brings music from the past to the present

Dufay brings music from the past to the present

By COLIN EATOCK
Published 10:46 a.m., Friday, December 9, 2011

England’s Dufay Collective has been exploring Medieval and Renaissance music since 1987. In those years, they’ve released 10 recordings and have performed all over the world, from Morocco to Australia – but never before in Texas.

That will change Sunday when Houston Early Music brings the group to town to present To Drive the Cold Winter Away – Christmas Revelry in Renaissance England at Christ Church Cathedral.

Earlier this week, Dufay Collective artistic director William Lyons spoke from London about his ensemble, the program they’ll present in Houston – and his experiences in the film business.

Q:What can you say about the music you’ll be performing?

 

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Sunday, Dec. 11: DUFAY COLLECTIVE: Christmas Revelry in Renaissance England

Sunday, December 11, 2011
DUFAY COLLECTIVE
To Drive the Cold Winter Away – Christmas Revelry in Renaissance England

Christ Church Cathedral, 5:00 p.m.
1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

Pre-concert talk at 4:15 p.m.
Dufay Collective members

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Press Release: DUFAY COLLECTIVE

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Houston Early Music presents UK-based Dufay Collective

HOUSTON, TX – October 4, 2011 – Houston Early Music will celebrate the holiday season with a performance by the Dufay Collective on Sunday, December 11. The concert, which will feature Christmas music from Renaissance England, begins at 5 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002.

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CIARAMELA A Piper’s Noel on Dec. 13 (reminder and program notes)

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presenting the world’s finest period ensembles and soloists … bringing to life music from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the Baroque and Classical periods. Experience with us early music played on original instruments, by musicians reviving performances of the past.


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Mon. Dec.13, 2010

CIARAMELA
A Piper’s Noel

7:30PM, Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue
Houston TX 77072

6:45 p.m. pre-concert lecture by Adam Gilbert

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For our Christmas offering, we present the exciting young American ensemble in a concert of carols, hymns, lullabies and instrumental pieces from Renaissance England, France, Spain, Italy and Germany. Featuring the talents some of the foremost early musicians performing works from humble pipers’ tunes to grand Renaissance polyphony with voices, shawms, sackbut, recorders, and bagpipes.

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Program Notes for Ciaramella in A Piper’s Noel

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Program, Notes, and Artist Biographies for A Piper’s Noël

December 13th, 2010

Ciaramella

Adam Gilbert, Rotem Gilbert, Doug Milliken; recorder, shawm, bagpipes

Greg Ingles, Erik Schmalz; slide trumpet, sackbut, recorder

Alchymey

Dylan Hostetter, counter tenor; N. Lincoln Hanks; tenor

Joel Nesvadba, baritone; Jinyoung Jang, bass

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Newsletter 11 November: Ciaramella in A Piper’s Noel

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Concert Reminder: THE ROSE ENSEMBLE Celebremos el Niño – A Mexican Baroque Christmas

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Houston Early Music

presenting the world’s finest period ensembles and soloists … bringing to life music from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance to the Baroque and Classical periods. Experience with us early music played on original instruments, by musicians reviving performances of the past.

Coming up on Sunday, Dec. 13

Houston Early Music and The Religion and the Arts Council, Christ Church Cathedral, present:

THE ROSE ENSEMBLE

Celebremos el NiñoA Mexican Baroque Christmas

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Program & Notes: THE ROSE ENSEMBLE Celebremos el Niño

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  • Program notes
  • About the Rose Ensemble
  • Translations of song texts

Houston Early Music 

And 

The Religion and the Arts Council,

Christ Church Cathedral 
 

Present 
 

THE ROSE ENSEMBLE 
 
 

Celebremos el Niño:

Delights of the Mexican Baroque 

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