LAWRENCE-he University of Kansas Collegium Musicum will present “Early Music for the Holiday Season, or, The Return of the Crumhorns” on Thursday, December 8, 2011, 7:30 PM in the Bales Organ Recital Hall. The Instrumental Collegium Musicum is directed by Paul Laird, professor of musicology, and the Vocal Collegium Musicum is directed by Chris Krampe, a doctoral student in choral conducting. The concert will include music for the holiday season from the fourteenth through eighteenth centuries and feature the joyous sound of four crumhorns, a Renaissance-capped reed instrument with a distinctively raucous tone, as part of the ensemble in a suite of dances by Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630). Other highlights include a performance of a movement from the Mass of Notre Dame by Guillaume de Machaut (c 1300-1377) and a recently “discovered” suite of dances from Handel’s Messiah.
Bales Recital Hall
1600 Stewart Drive Lawrence, KS 66045
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Professor Paul Laird at 785-864-9716 or the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. http://www.music.ku.edu