Welcome to Early Music Michigan’s 2017-2018 season
A Medieval Musical Mystery, with Modern Movement
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM
First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo
The centerpiece is the ancient liturgical drama known as the Visitatio (Visit). In this performance, the drama is portrayed in modern dance movement, accompanied by the voices and instruments. Additional musical interludes are added to amplify the dramatic action.
The French Organ Mass
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM
St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo
A collaboration with the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, with organist, Kevin Vaughn. The featured work is Messe de la Toussaint, by Gaston Litaize (1909-1991).
A Medieval Ceremony of Carols
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM
First Congregational Church, Kalamazoo
With a nod to Benjamin Britten, we explore the carol, and its ancient roots. The carol is one of those rare musical forms that never went away, and remains popular to this day throughout the world. Music of Ambrose (c. 340-397), Prudentius (348-c. 413), Henry the VIII (1491-1547), and Praetorius (1571-1621) sit alongside other fine examples over the years to the modern era.