LOS ANGELES CHAMBER SINGERS & CAPPELLA PETER RUTENBERG • MUSIC DIRECTOR
SPRING FESTIVAL 2013
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LOS ANGELES CHAMBER SINGERS, INC IN ASSOCIATION WITH FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SANTA MONICA AND ST. CROSS EPISCOPAL CHURCH,.PRESENTS
LOS ANGELES CHAMBER SINGERS SEXTET Peter Rutenberg • Music Director Mark Sumner • Associate Director
Susan Judy • Adriana Manfredi • Fletcher Sheridan Tim Gonzales • Daniel Chaney • Mark Sumner
CRAZY LOVE 16th Century Madrigals of Love, Lust, and Longing
A virtuoso collection of madrigals and part-songs from 16th-century Europe for four, five and six voices – the first of two programs in our Spring Festival 2013 — recalls the gamut of expression on the topics of love, lust, and longing, as well as gossip, messy break-ups, and — with three excerpts from The Triumphs of Oriana — a glorious homage to Queen Elizabeth I as the grand finale. As an added bonus, three motets written in a 'madrigalian' style comprise the centerpiece of the program, with music by Orlandus Lassus (In hora ultima and Timor et tremor) and Salamone Rossi (Psalm 128). The unmistakeable elegance, wit and charm for which the Renaissance is justly famed casts each of these works in high relief. Thomas Morley, John Wilbye, Michael East, Thomas Weelkes, Claude Le Jeune, Claudio Monteverdi, Lassus, Pierre Certon, Orazio Vecchi, George Kirbye, and George Marson are the featured composers.
EASTQuick, quick, away, dispatch / No haste but good a 6 LASSUSGallans qui par terre et mer a 4 MONTEVERDI Sí, ch'io vorrei morire a 5 WEELKESMars in a fury a 6
WILBYEFlora gave me fairest flowers a 5 MONTEVERDIIo mi son giovinetta a 5 MORLEYLady, those cherries plenty a 5 LE JEUNERevecy venir du printans a 5
LASSUSIch waiss mir ein Meidlein a 4 CERTONJe ne l'ose dire a 4 VECCHISo ben mi ch'a bon tempo a 4
KIRBYEWith Angel's face and brightness a 6 MARSONThe nymphs and shepherds danced a 5 MORLEYHard by a crystal fountain a 6
WEDNESDAY | 19 JUNE 2013 | 7:30 PM MAYMAN HALL | THE COLBURN SCHOOL 200 SOUTH GRAND AVENUE | DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
FRIDAY | 21 JUNE 2013 | 8:00 PM FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1220 SECOND STREET | SANTA MONICA
SATURDAY | 22 JUNE 2013 | 8:00 PM ST. CROSS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1818 MONTEREY BOULEVARD | HERMOSA BEACH
The 2012-2013 Season of Los Angeles Chamber Singers & Cappella is supported with funding from LACS Associates. The Colburn School performance is also supported in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
LOS ANGELES CHAMBER SINGERS, INC., IN ASSOCIATION WITH VIBIANA, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SANTA MONICA, AND ST. CROSS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, PRESENTS
LOS ANGELES CHAMBER SINGERS SEPTET Peter Rutenberg • Music Director
COREY CARLETON • CLAIRE FEDORUK • AMY FOGERSON DYLAN GENTILE • SCOTT GRAFF • MICHAEL LICHTENAUER • ALICE KIRWAN MURRAY
KALEIDOSCOPE Psalms, Hymns & Canticles of the 16th and 17th Centuries
Our Spring Festival 2013 concludes with a program of seven sacred masterworks and two morality madrigals, all for the rare combination of seven voices in all their permutations and combinations. The full palette of ever-changing choral colors is explored — from the darker burnished tones of Le Jeune's chanson and Rossi's Hebrew hymn — to the high-voiced brilliance of Sheppard's Latin hymn and the Magnificat on the seventh tone (subtitled "the very beautiful") by Lassus. Spanning the full vocal spectrum are motets by Tallis, John Tomkins (Thomas's half-brother) and Palestrina, along with the remarkable lovers' dialogue 'to seven voices' by Morley.
GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA | Tu es Petrus a 7 ORLANDUS LASSUS | Magnificat septimi toni 'perpulchrum' a 7 | Psalm 133: Ecce nunc benedicite a 7 JOHN SHEPPARD | Hymn: Beata nobis gaudia a 7 THOMAS TALLIS | Loquebantur variis linguis a 7 JOHN TOMKINS | Psalm 149: Cantate Domino a 7 SALAMONE ROSSI | Hymn: ’Eftach na sefatai a 7 THOMAS MORLEY | Phillis I fain would die now a 7 CLAUDE LE JEUNE | Susanne un jour a 7
WEDNESDAY | 26 JUNE 2013 | 7:30 PM VIBIANA 210 SOUTH MAIN STREET | HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
FRIDAY | 28 JUNE 2013 | 8:00 PM FIRST PREBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SANTA MONICA 1220 SECOND STREET | SANTA MONICA
SATURDAY | 29 JUNE 2013 | 8:00 PM ST. CROSS EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1818 MONTEREY BOULEVARD | HERMOSA BEACH
The 2012-2013 Season of Los Angeles Chamber Singers & Cappella is supported with funding from LACS Associates. The Vibiana performance is also supported in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, with additional funding from Gilmore Associates and Weintraub Financial Services, Inc.
2012 - 2013
"Radiantly beautiful...warm and expressive." -Southern California Early Music News "A precision instrument...with big-voiced power, rhythmic security, and tonal beauty... A top-notch ensemble." - Early Music America "Precise singing, well-rounded sound and clear diction." -Pasadena Independent "An exhilarating evening of choral music" with "a radiant, electrifying sound." -Beverly Hills Outlook "A spirited and sensitive ensemble" with "cohesive... intelligent programming." -Los Angeles Times "Your performance of my Madrigali was a triumph - a tour de force of artistry at the highest level!" -Morten Lauridsen
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CAPPELLA WINS GRAMMY®
Los Angeles Chamber Singers' Cappella Peter Rutenberg • Conductor won the Grammy® Award in February 2007 in Best Small Ensemble Performance for PADILLA • SUN OF JUSTICE (RCM 12006)
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