Dufay concert, NYC, Tuesday 5 May
Date: April 28, 2009
Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Guildsingers presents An Evening of Dufay
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal)
316 East 88th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
4/5/6 to 86th Street
$20/adults, $15/students and seniors
Guildsingers, a professional early music consort directed by New York choral conductor David Rentz, presents an evening concert featuring the music of Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474). This program of works by the greatest composer of the fifteenth century runs the gamut of styles and genres, from intimate to magisterial, meditative to playful, devout to bawdy.
Highlights include several of Dufay’s most glorious motets, including the third Ave regina caelorum and Lamentio sanctae Matris ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae; rollicking rondeaux and ballades including Adieu ces bons vins de Lannoys and La belle se siet au piet de la tour; the passionate strofa Vergene bella; and Juvenis qui puellam, a parody of a legal text.
Featured last year on the nationally-syndicated radio program Millennium of Music, and having recently offered well-received performances at Columbia University, the 2007 New York Early Music Celebration, and Music at Holy Trinity, Guildsingers has been praised by concert-goers for both its virtuosic musicianship and its lively and innovative programming.
For more information, please contact:
David Rentz (917) 455-7643