Renaissance Men, New England's Professional Male Vocal Chamber Ensemble, presents RenMentality as part of the 2018-19 Colby College Wellness Seminar series.
Renaissance Men will explore sacred and secular compositions by those who suffered with mental and behavioral disorders, including works by Schumann, Beethoven, Ives, Monteverdi, and Mussorgsky. American composer Jay Mobley will premiere a major work for male voices based on written testimonials. A concert in three acts, each will be introduced a song from Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York album, featuring the songs of Kurt Cobain, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year.
Renaissance Men has partnered with National Alliance on Mental Illness Massachusetts to find people who have been affected by mental health issues in some way, both people with lived experience, their family and friends. Their testimony will be the inspiration for Jay Mobley's composition.
Pre-concert lecture by Director of Choirs and Renaissance Men Artistic Director, Eric Christopher Perry at 1:45 PM. Talkback session with composer Jay Mobley immediately following the concert.
The concert will conclude a weekend long choral residency for Renaissance Men, which includes public discussions, lectures, open rehearsals for Colby College's A Cappella ensembles.
This concert is sponsored by Choirs at Colby and Registrar's Office: Colby College Wellness Seminar.
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