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The Legend of Hercules: Concert from the Court of Ferrariae

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
WHO:  San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Todd Jolly, Music Director)
WHAT:  The Legend of Hercules:  Music from the Court of Ferrariae - works by Martini, Obrecht, Isaac and Josquin
WHEN/WHERE (NOTE - 2 Concerts):
Saturday, March 24 - 7:30 pmSeventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1329 Seventh Avenue, San Francisco
Sunday, March 25 - 4:00 pm - All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley, Palo Alto
TICKETS:  $25 - $20 at the door or on-line at:

Join San Francisco Renaissance Voices for "The Legend of Hercules:  Music from the Court of Ferrariae" part of their 2011-12 Season "Renaissance Myth and Legend".  The demigod Hercules, son of the great god Jupiter and the mortal woman Alcmena, and his legendary strength have inspired countless stories, artworks and music, was also the name give to the Duke of Ferrariae whose court employed the best musicians of the day.  Join us for this Concert from the Court of Ferrariae featuring music from the early Renaissance including music by Johannes Martini  (C1440-c1497), Jacob Obrecht (c1457-1505), Heinrich Isaac (c1450-1517),  and Josquin des Prez (c1450-1521); featured is Martini's "Magnificat Tertii Toni".
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.  Under the leadership of Todd Jolly, Music Director and Katherine McKee, Assistant Music Director, the group has 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, San Francisco Examiner, Newsday, USA Today and the national magazine Early Music America, among others.  Most recently, San Francisco Renaissance Voices was selected as "Best Classical Music" for 2010 by SFWeekly.


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