Henry, Francis and the Virgin

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September 14, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The 2018 program of Green Mountain Monteverdi Ensemble will present secular and sacred music from the early 16th century, during the reigns of Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France. The choral portion of the program features texts for the Virgin Mary set by William Cornysh, Master of the Chapel Royal under Henry, and John Taverner, organist and master of the choir at Christ Church, Oxford.
Vocalists Stephen Falbel, Nathaniel Lew, Erik Nielsen, Cameron Steinmetz, and Lindsey Warren will be joined by lutenist Douglas Freundlich, who will accompany solo singers in French and English lute songs, including the famous Jeune Fillette, and O Death, rock me asleep, which is attributed to Anne Boleyn. Harpsichord and lute intabulations will represent some of the earliest surviving musical pieces of the English Renaissance.

Unitarian Church, Main St., Montpelier, Vermont

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