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KU Collegium Musicum concert to be held April 24

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The University of Kansas Collegium Musicum will present its spring concert, “A Delightful Miscellany,” 7:30 p.m. April 24 at Swarthout Recital Hall. The concert will include both the Vocal Collegium Musicum, conducted by Paul Tucker, director of choral activities, and the Instrumental Collegium Musicum, led by Paul Laird, professor of musicology. 

Included will be works primarily from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, such as vocal and instrumental compositions by such famed composers as William Byrd (c 1540-1623) and George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), in addition to a number of lesser-known musicians who were also masters of their eras. The Vocal Collegium Musicum’s contribution will feature Byrd’s Mass for 3 Voices, which will be directed by Jackson Thomas, a candidate for a master's of music degree in choral conducting. The Instrumental Collegium Musicum, which plays on instruments that are reproductions of those in use during the period, will feature pieces for its string consort, its recorder concert, two pieces that boast the fascinating sounds of crumhorns, and works for the full group with a trio of singers.

The concert is free and the public is invited. For more information, please contact Paul Laird at plaird@ku.edu.



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