David Rokeby (Canadian, b. 1960); Taken, 2005; video projection. Photo courtesy of the artist. x1200

Rennaissance Voices Resonate at WCMA

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This week the Williams College Museum of Art was fortunate to host the Elizabethans, a Renaissance a cappella singing group. They recorded the repertoire from their fall concert, which was held November 13, 2011 at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The Elizabethans took advantage of the acoustics in the rotunda of the museum for the recording of their new CD. The sound of their beautiful and harmonious voices floated throughout the building. The Elizabethans sing sacred and secular choral music from the Middle Ages to the present. A large portion of their repertoire comes from the Renaissance, but their diverse interests include folk songs, spirituals, jazz standards, and more. In addition to giving a concert in the fall and spring each year, the dynamic and dedicated group tours the Northeast over spring break and produces a CD every two years.

The group is currently looking for performance venues for their spring tour. If you know of anyplace willing to host 8–12 young Renaissance singers please contact one of their directors. Go to their website, www.elizabethans.org to find out more about the Elizabethans, to purchase a CD, or for contact information.

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