Guest Artist: Cappella Pratensis

Event time: 
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 8:00pm
Event description: 

 

Cappella Pratensis
Stratton Bull, artistic manager

The Renaissance of Polyphony

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 | 8 PM
CHRIST CHURCH EPISCOPAL

free; no tickets required


 

The Dutch-based vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis - literally “Cappella des Prés” - champions the music of Josquin des Prés and the polyphonists of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The group combines historically informed performance practice with inventive programs and original interpretations based on scholarly research and artistic insight. As in Josquin’s time, the members of Cappella Pratensis perform from a central music stand, singing from the original mensural notation scored in a large choirbook. This approach, together with attention to the linguistic origin of the compositions and the modal system on which it is based, offers a unique perspective on the repertoire.