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, December 11, 2011
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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Susan Love Fitts
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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Program, Notes, and Artist Biographies for A Piper’s Noël
December 13th, 2010
Adam Gilbert, Rotem Gilbert, Doug Milliken; recorder, shawm, bagpipes
Greg Ingles, Erik Schmalz; slide trumpet, sackbut, recorder
Dylan Hostetter, counter tenor; N. Lincoln Hanks; tenor
Joel Nesvadba, baritone; Jinyoung Jang, bass
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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 Niño – A Mexican Baroque Christmas
HOUSTON EARLY MUSIC
P. O. Box 271193
Houston, TX 77277-1193
Susan Love Fitts, 936-597-8825
Celebrate the Holidays in Mexican Baroque style with The Rose Ensemble
Houston Early Music’s Hispanic Heritage Series spotlights early music of the Americas
HOUSTON, TX— November 5, 2009 – Houston Early Music
presents The Rose Ensemble
in Celebremos el Niño – A Mexican Baroque Christmas
on Sunday, December 13 at 5:00 p.m., at
Christ Church Cathedral as part an annual tradition, the Hispanic Heritage Series
. The internationally known group brings a rare collection of early Mexican music, featuring over two centuries of festive Christmas dances, ballads and villancicos from the great cathedrals of Puebla and Mexico City. “This is remarkable music that is not heard that often,” says Nancy Ellis
, artistic director of Houston Early Music. “We are delighted to bring The Rose Ensemble to Houston for the very first time.”