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KU Vocal & Instrumental Collegium Musicum presents spring concert on April 27

Monday, April 21, 2014

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Collegium Musicum will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway, Lawrence, KS. The event is free and open to the public.

The Vocal Collegium Musicum includes twelve singers and is directed by Christopher Smith, a doctoral student in choral conducting. Instrumental Collegium is directed by Paul Laird, professor of musicology, and includes two string players (playing instruments of the violin and viol family), four wind players (playing recorders, crumhorns and bassoons), a harpsichordist and two solo singers.

The Collegium Musicum ensembles specialize in performing music from the 16th to 18th centuries, striving to make use of the sound and stylistic choices thought to have been heard at the time.

The concert features the cantata Gottes Zeit ist der allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 (also known as the Actus Tragicus), by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), a piece written early in the composer’s career for times of mourning. The concert will also include the six-part Ricercar from Bach’s Musical Offering, as well as works by Purcell, Monteverdi, Lassus, Arcadelt, Pergolesi, and other composers.

For more about Paul Laird: https://music.ku.edu/paul-laird

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu.

Media Contact:
J.D. Warnock
KU School of Music

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