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Release: Oct. 18, 2002
WOMENS CHORUS AND CAMERATA SHARE NOV. 3 CONCERT AT UI
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Womens Chorus and Camerata, two choral ensembles from the University
of Iowa School of Music, will share a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
3 in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.
The Womens Chorus is a select group of approximately 40 women who sing
three to four concerts each year. Under the direction of graduate student
Paul J. Mayhew, they will perform a selection of classic choral works from
Renaissance madrigals to Romantic opera, including two contemporary spirituals
and one contemporary setting of poetry by Emily Dickenson. Composers on their
program will include Handel, Mozart, 19th-century Italian opera composer Umberto
Giordano, and contemporary American composer Michael Larkin.
The accompanist for the Womens Chorus is graduate student Michael Porter.
Camerata is a mixed chorus that includes both university students and members
of the local community. Under the direction of UI graduate student Marc Falk
they will present a program titled Fun and Games: Bestiaries, Nursery
Rhymes, and Nonsense from Around the World.
Falk described Cameratas program as based on childrens
music and themes, especially ones with a dark adult twist. The program
features A Renaissance Bestiary, made up of songs about, or imitating
animals by Josquin des Prez, Johann Hermann Schein, Orlando Gibbons and Adriano
Banchieri; a Latin-American sampler, with new choral works from Venezuela,
Argentina, and El Salvador; three settings of Lewis Carroll texts from Alice
in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass; and Rikadla
(Nursery rhymes) by Czech composer Leos Janacek.
The performance of Rikadla will feature a nine-piece instrumental
ensemble as well as video projections of the nursery rhymes.
Graduate student Marion Doherty-Hayden is accompanist for Camerata.
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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