Concert: MIRIE IT IS – A Musical Glimpse of Medieval England

4:00 PM, Sun., Jan.13, 2008 Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman (at Main) [map] Pre-concert lecture, 3:00 PM Tickets: 713-432-1744

MIRIE IT IS – A Musical Glimpse of Medieval England

Fortune’s WheelHouston Early Music will present the Boston-based Fortune’s Wheel with Mirie it Is–A Glimpse of Medieval England at 4:00 pm, Sunday, January 13, 2008 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman (at Main). Noted for performing “with a wonderful air of spontaneity and freedom” (The San Diego Reader), Fortune’s Wheel will present a concert of most of the surviving vernacular treasures from the once vast, now largely lost repertoire of the English Middle Ages. Fortune’s Wheel is a spirited collaboration of four distinguished early-music performers—vocalists Lydia Heather Knutson and Aaron Sheehan, and instrumentalists Shira Kammen & Robert Mealy performing on vielle (medieval fiddle) and harp. Devoted to rediscovering the riches of medieval musical traditions, the ensemble made its debut at the 1996 International Festival of Early Music in Mexico City, where critics acclaimed the group’s “style, diction, tuning, perfect balance, and total engagement with the music.” Since then, the ensemble has been presented by early music concert series in San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Tijuana, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Houston, Jackson, Tucson, Columbus, Cambridge, and Duke University. They have also appeared at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Berkeley Early Music Festival, the Amherst Early Music Festival, The Cloisters and the Frick Collection in New York City, Yale University’s Collection of Musical Instruments, and many other series. Fortune’s Wheel released its first CD, Pastourelle, on Dorian Recordings. Website www.fortuneswheel.org Prior to the concert, at 3:00 pm, ensemble member Robert Mealy will give a preconcert talk discussing the music to be performed on the program. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for seniors, $10 for students, under 15 free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling 713-432-1744.
Houston Early Music is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Concert: MIRIE IT IS – A Glimpse of Medieval England

  Fortune’s Wheel

FORTUNE’S WHEEL

MIRIE IT IS – A Glimpse of Medieval England


4:00 pm, Sun., January 13, 2008 Trinity Episcopal Church 1015 Holman (at Main)
From the rough vigor of folk music to the refined sophistication of rarely-heard polyphony, Fortune’s Wheel presents most of the surviving vernacular treasurers from the once vast, now largely lost repertoire of the English Middle Ages. http://www.fortuneswheel.org/ “Fortune’s Wheel takes its medieval music seriously and then transforms the music at hand and voice into living, breathing art” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Concert: Tapestry

TAPESTRY with Medieval Strings

Three Weddings and a Funeral

Celebratory Music of Guillaume Du Fay (1397-1474)

and his Contemporaries

 

Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 4pm Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman (at Main)
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The original site for this concert has changed. The new site is Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman (at Main).  The time and date (Sunday, February 11 at 4:00 pm) remain the same.  See letter to subscribers

Houston Early Music will present the vocal ensemble Tapestry in Three Weddings and a Funeral, a program featuring secular and sacred music of Guillaume Du Fay, the most famous composer of late-Middle Age/early Renaissance.  The Boston-based trio (Laurie Monahan, mezzo-soprano, Cristi Catt, soprano and Daniela Tosic, alto) will be joined by Medieval Strings (Shira Kammen and Dana Maiben, medieval fiddles and Grant Herreid, tenor and lute). The performance will be at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 11 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman (at Main).

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