LAWRENCE, KS-The University of Kansas School of Music Collegium Musicum will present a concert entitled “Early Music for the Holiday Season” on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 7:30 pm in Bales Organ Recital Hall. Admission is free.
The program will include familiar holiday favorites including excerpts from Handel’s Messiah and settings of such familiar carols as “Joy to the World” and “In dulci jubilo,” in addition to less famous fare such as chorale preludes by Bach, Baroque dances by Domenico Gabrielli, Renaissance Spanish villancicos, and other works. Guest performers George Moss and Alan Williams will perform several lute duets, a very unusual sound seldom heard in Lawrence.
The Collegium Musicum at KU includes an instrumental ensemble directed by Paul Laird, professor of musicology, and a choir conducted by Filippa Duke, a graduate student in choral conducting. The Instrumental Collegium Musicum plays instruments like those in use between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.>
For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. MUSIC.KU.EDU.