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Colby’s Collegium Musicum, a chamber group focusing on music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, will perform on Saturday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m., in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Eva Linfield, will perform music by John Dowland and Henry Purcell in an evening of poetry, instrumental fantasias, polyphonic airs, and solo songs from Elizabethan and Jacobean times to the Restoration. Among the music selections are Dowland’s vocal and instrumental pieces from the Golden Age of the Renaissance and one of the Odes to St. Cecilia by the Baroque composer Purcell. The vocal ensemble, with its own soloists, will be joined by strings, recorders, lute and theorbo, and a positive organ.
Additional concerts scheduled in the Music at Colby series this fall, all in Lorimer Chapel, include:
Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Symphony Orchestra
Visiting Professor Marshall T. Fulbright conducts “Variations on a Theme of Haydn” (Op. 56a) by Brahms, “Huapango” by Jose Pablo Moncayo, and “Pavane for a Dead Princess” by Maurice Ravel.
Thursday, December 8, 7 p.m.
Colby College Chorale: Service of Lessons and Carols
The Colby College Chorale’s Service of Lessons and Carols includes readings from the King James Bible and a variety of choral music associated with Advent. Works performed include settings of traditional carol texts by several European composers from across the historical spectrum as well as 19th-century carols and compositions by contemporary composers.
Friday, December 9, prelude 7 p.m., service 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, preludes 3:30 and 7 p.m., services 4 and 7:30 p.m.
36th Annual Service of Carols and Lights
For ticket information, call 859-4609 or 859-4610.