New York Polyphony

<span class="date-display-single">Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00pm</span>
New York Polyphony

Four a cappella male voices beautifully illuminate great vocal repertoire from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to vibrant, newly commissioned works of our own time. Free.

Pre-Concert Talk: 
7:00pm
Location: 
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre

Master Class

Friday, May 6, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Creative Arts Building, Room 146

New York Polyphony

Geoffrey Williams, countertenor
Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor
Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritone
Craig Phillips, bass

Praised for a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts,” (National Public Radio) New York Polyphony is regarded as one of the finest vocal chamber ensembles in the world. These four “singers of superb musicianship and vocal allure,” (The New Yorker) apply a modern touch to repertoire that ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered Renaissance and medieval works, has not only earned New York Polyphony critical acclaim, but also helped to move early music into the classical mainstream.  The ensemble’s growing discography includes two GRAMMY nominated releases, and albums that have topped the “best of” lists of The New Yorker, Gramophone, and BBC Music Magazine.

Program:
Francisco Guerrero (1528 – 1599): Regina caeli
John Dunstable (c.1380 – 1453): Speciosa facta es 
John Pyamour (d. 1431): Quam pulchra es 
John Plummer (c. 1410 – c. 1483): Tota pulchra es
Michael McGlynn (b. 1964): O pia Virgo **
Francisco Guerrero (1528 – 1599): Quae est ista/Surge propera
Antoine Brumel (c. 1460 – c. 1515): Sicut lilium 
Jacob Clemens non Papa (c.1510 – c.1555): Ego flos campi/Sub umbra illius
Ivan Moody (b. 1964): Canticum Canticorum 
Trinity Roll MS: There is no Rose
John Scott (b. 1956): There is no Rose **
Geoffrey Williams (b. 1976): There is no Rose **
**Composed for New York Polyphony

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