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Josquin's Armed Man at Berkeley Festival - June 9

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
The Renaissance drinking song L'homme Arme' (The Armed Man) has served as the basis for more masses than any other tune in history. San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director with Katherine McKee, Assistant Music Director) presents this concert featuring both of Josquin's versions: his extraordinary Missa L'homme arme' sexti toni and his most famous version, Missa L'homme arme' super voces musicales, a technical tour-de-force, containing numerous mensuration canons and contrapuntal display in which the L'homme arme' tune is repeated for each movement on a consecutive step of the scale.

WHO:  San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director)
WHAT:  Missa L'homme armé sexti toni and Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales by Josquin des Prez (c1450-1521)
WHEN/WHERE:  Wednesday, June 9 - 8:00 PM, Berkeley Festival & Exhibition of Early Music, St. John's Presbyterian, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
TICKETS:  $20 general admission, $15 student/senior - at the door or available on-line at http://www.SFRV.org
 
San Francisco Renaissance Voices are Artists-in-Residence with Seventh Avenue Performances (San Francisco) and made their debut in 2004 with a sold-out performance of Victoria's Requiem.  We have consistently earned praise for our "gossamer sound ... a sound something akin to spiritual levitation" as well as recognition for our imaginative programming and lauded as "a standout within the crowded field of Bay Area early music ensembles" by San Francisco Classical Voice (July 2009).  We are dedicated to performing and exploring the a cappella choral music of the Renaissance particularly lesser-known and rarely-performed works, as well as exploring music from this period outside of the traditional European canon and have been featured by such publications as The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, USA Today and the national magazine Early Music America, among others.  Most recently, the group was selected as "Best Classical Music" for 2010 by SFWeekly.  Learn more about us at:  http://www.SFRV.org

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