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Renaissance Choir Concert
Event Type:Performance
Location:Thomas Great Hall
 
Sunday, November 24, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Radcliffe Edmonds
Department:Renaissance Choir
The Bryn Mawr Renaissance Choir is featuring its new music director, John Bailey, at its first regular concert of the season. The performance is free and open to the public. The concert also honors Ted Handy, who conducted the Renaissance Choir for more than 40 years before passing away earlier this year.

The 28-voice chamber group specializes in singing sacred and secular gems composed between 1300 and 1600 during the European Renaissance era. Performing without instrumental accompaniment, the a cappella group will enchant the audience with selections ranging from a Kyrie and Ave Maria by Josquin de Pres to the more modern sound of William Byrd’s Justorum Anime and When David Heard by Thomas Tompkins.

About John Bailey
The newly appointed music director of the Bryn Mawr Renaissance Choir, Bailey is a long-time faculty member of the Amherst Early Music Festival and is completing his PhD in musicology at the University of Pennsylvania. As a harpsichordist, he has appeared in recitals with soprano Julianne Baird, and as a concerto soloist with baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare and on the Philadelphia Bach Festival series. He also serves as organist at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, teaches in the Intellectual Heritage program at Temple University, and accompanies the Chorale and Chamber Singers of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges.

Five Decades for the Bryn Mawr Renaissance Choir
Based in the cathedral-like Thomas Great Hall at Bryn Mawr College, the Renaissance Choir is celebrating a full half century of continuous music-making. Following its very first concert on Nov. 1, 1963, the vocal chamber group has been performing several concerts annually for the past five decades. Comprised of students and professors from nearby colleges as well as experienced singers from surrounding communities, the Bryn Mawr Renaissance Choir is supported by the Ted Handy Fund for the Support of Renaissance Music, and contributions can be made through Dianne Johnson, director of gift planning in the development office of Bryn Mawr College. 
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