to An Appalachian
Christmas Dec. 11
NORTH MANCHESTER (Nov. 24, 2003) - This holiday
season, Manchester College brings instruments and vocals from the 16th
to 18th centuries to put a unique tone to Christmas.
Presenting An Appalachian Christmas,
Music for the Yuletide Season, The Baltimore Consort comes to the
Cordier Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11. With early
acoustic instruments and vocals, this ensemble specializes in
time-honored music rooted in England, Scotland and France.
The Baltimore Consort uses a variety of instruments
- lute, viol, flute, cittern, early guitar, rebec, recorder, crumhorn
and bandore - and vocals of
medieval and Renaissance music.
The Consort has invited Josť Lemos, a 28-year old
counter-tenor, to sing a
number of arranged Christmas pieces from the British Isles and North
America that reflect the musical tradition of Appalachia.
pieces include Pine Tops by Ronn McFarlane; The Lord of the
Dance by Sydney Carter; Lulle, Lullay from 1932 North
Carolina; On Christmas Night collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams
in 1904, and On the Cold Ground by John Playford in 1665.
The Baltimore Consort, together since 1980, has
traveled widely in the United States and abroad. Syndicated radio
broadcasts have featured their music and Billboard magazine in
1993 recognized the Consort as Top Classical Crossover Artist.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors,
students and children; for reservations, call 260-982-5551.