Mark Rimple, Director, Countertenor and Lutenist
Julie Ferris, soprano; Karen Wapner, alto;
John Piccolini, tenor and countertenor; Anthony Mosakowski, tenor;
Les Anders, baritone; Colin Dill, bass.
Founded in 2011 as an ensemble-in-residence at West Chester University of PA, Musica Humana is a chamber vocal ensemble devoted to the intricate vocal polyphony of the Renaissance. Our programs focus on the humanistic aspects of 15th-16th century life and art, providing contemporary audiences a window on the emotions and experiences of the past.
Previous programs include Ma bouche rit et mon coeur pleure (music of Dufay and Josquin), Da Pacem, Domine (English Renaissnace Laments and Prayers with lute music by John Daniel and John Dowland), and (music from Pierre Attaingnant's A Musical Tour of Europe in 1534 (selections from Pierre Attaingant's Trieze Livres du Motets with lute music of Albert de Rippe).
On Wednesday, May 8 at 8:15, the ensemble will present Musica Poetica et Reservata, a program of sacred music by Josquin des Prez, Cristobal de Morales, Jacob Clemens non Papa, Adrian Willaert, Giovanni Perluigi Palestrina, Andrea Gabrieli, Gioseffo Zarlino, Orlando di Lasso, and Tómas Luis de Victoria. For more information click here.
The ensemble will be in residence at West Chester University through spring 2014.
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