CGOA VOCI CHOIR RENAISSANCE

April 18, 2018
Immediate Release: April 11, 2018
Event dates: April 27 7 PM, April 29 2 PM
Locations: Hood River Middle School Auditorium


VOCI CHOIR PRESENTS “VOCI DOES RENAISSANCE: FROM CASTLE TO CATHEDRAL”
 
While people have been singing for millennia, there is little doubt that the “golden age” of choral music was the 15th through the early 17th centuries, the period historians call the Renaissance. The world was being explored, great writers and artists such as Shakespeare and Da Vinci were creating masterpieces and the landscape of music was changing as well.
 
On April 27 and 29, CGOA’s Voci Choir presents “Voci Does Renaissance: From Castle to Cathedral,” programs of exquisite choral music from England, Italy and beyond. Entirely a cappella, the concerts will include profound and joyous sacred music still as moving as when it was written in the 1500s.
 
The “Madrigal History Tour” portion of the concert will feature a selection of playful, clever and occasionally cheeky secular songs that were the Renaissance equivalent of modern pop music. Altogether, the concerts will demonstrate the consistent style and beauty that characterized the Renaissance. Also on the program will be selections sung by a small choral ensemble drawn from the larger Voci choir. Both ensembles are conducted by CGOA Artistic Director Mark Steighner.
 
The concerts will be April 27 at 7 PM and April 29 at 2 PM, in the auditorium of Hood River Middle School. Tickets are $15 for adults (18+) and $10 for students and children age 10-17. Children under 10 are free. Tickets are available at the door or through gorgeorchestra.org
Contact:
Elaine Thompson