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Zephyrus Concerts From the 2010-2011 Season

ZEPHYRUS PRESENTS
The Zephyrus Medieval Quartet: The End of the Middle Ages

Saturday, November 13, 2010
8:00 p.m.
The Unity Church
2825 Hydraulic Circle
Charlottesville, Virginia

Sunday, November 14, 2010
3:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
300 W. Frederick St.
Staunton, Virginia

The Zephyrus Medieval Quartet—Astrid Henriksen, Paul Walker, Colin Bird, and Jason Stell—singing music from early fifteenth-century Italy by Antonio Zacara da Teramo and Johannes Ciconia. The tenors of Zephyrus will also reprise Zacara’s Credo Deus deorum.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors), available in advance from the New Dominion Bookstore downtown, Greenberry’s Barracks Road, Mincer’s at the Corner, and at the door.


ZEPHYRUS PRESENTS
Christmas Music and CD Release

Saturday, December 11, 2010
8:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
500 Park Street
Charlottesville, Virginia

Sunday, December 12, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
7599 Rockfish Gap Turnpike (Rt. 250 West)
Greenwood, Virginia

Zephyrus celebrates the release of its latest CD, Fifteenth-Century Choirs, with a Christmas concert that features pieces from the new CD. The program includes a wonderful Magnificat setting by Alexander Agricola, Ockeghem’s Intemerata Dei mater, and Richard Smert’s charming Nowell: Dieu vous garde sung by the group’s tenors and basses.

Music that is new for us will include a large-scale Marian antiphon by John Sheppard (Gaude, Gaude Maria), a dramatic setting of Vox in Rama by the madrigal composer  Giaches de Wert, and several motets and hymn settings of Palestrina.

Program
I. Marian Music
Intemerata Dei mater Jean de Ockeghem (d. 1497)
Magnificat primi toni  Alexander Agricola (d. 1506)
Gaude, gaude, gaude, Maria Virgo John Sheppard (d. 1558)

II. Christmas Hymns and Carols
Conditor alme siderum  setting by Guillaume Dufay
  setting by Giovanni Pierluigi da  Palestrina (1525-1594)
A solis ortu setting by Gilles Binchois (d. 1460)
  setting by Palestrina
Hail, Mary, Full of Grace Fifteenth century English
Nowell: Dieu vous garde, beau sire Richard Smert (d. ca. 1479)

III. Motets
Orietur stella ex Jacob
(Motets à 5, Book V, 1584) 
Palestrina
Vox in Rama
(Motets à 5, Book II, 1581) 
Giaches de Wert (1535-1596)
Rex Melchior
(Motets à 5, Book V, 1584) 
Palestrina
Angelus ad pastores ait
(Concerti di A. & G. Gabrieli, 1587) 
Andrea Gabrieli (d. 1585)

ZEPHYRUS PRESENTS
Music of Heinrich Schütz

Saturday, April 9, 2011
8:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church
214 W Beverley St.
Staunton, Virginia

Sunday, April 10, 2011
3:00 p.m.
St. Paul's Memorial Church
1700 University Avenue
Charlottesville, Virginia

Schütz was the first German composer of international stature. This Zephyrus program will explore his works for both solo voices and chorus, accompanied by a few instruments.

Most of the music is new for us and draws from a great many of the composer’s published collections. However, long-time fans may remember past performances of the theatrical Saul, was verfolgst du mich and the grand Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes.

A number of the singers will offer duets and other chamber or madrigalesque works. We will be joined by instrumentalists on Baroque violin and cello.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors), available in advance from the New Dominion Bookstore downtown, Greenberry’s Barracks Road, Mincer’s at the Corner, and at the door.

Program
Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt SWV 393 (Geistliche Chormusik, 1648)
Selig sind die Toten SWV 391 (Geistliche Chormusik)
Himmel und Erde vergehen SWV 300 (Kleine geistliche Konzerte I, 1636)
Wohl dem, der nicht wandelt SWV 290 (Kleine geistliche Konzerte I, 1636
Zweierlei bitte ich, Herr, von dir SWV 360 (Symphoniae Sacrae II, 1647)
Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen SWV 29 (Psalmen Davids, 1619)
Siehe, es erschien der Engel SWV 403 (Symphoniae Sacrae III, 1650)
Saul, was verfolgst du mich SWV 415 (Symphoniae Sacrae III, 1650)
Ich beschwöre euch SWV 339 (1641)
Liebster, sagt in süssem Schmerzen SWV 441
Hodie Christus natus est  SWV 456
Der 133. Psalm: Siehe, wie fein und lieblich ists  SWV 48 (1619)
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