Piffaro, Parthenia, Dark Horse Consort, Calmus Ensemble.
Julie Andrijeski, violin Cheryl Bensman-Rowe, soprano Kristina Boerger, soprano David Douglass, violin and viola Ellen Hargis, soprano Grant Herreid, lute and renaissance guitar William Hudson, tenor Greg Ingles, sackbut Joan Kimball, recorder and bagpipe Anna Mansbridge, European court dance David Morris, cello and viola da gamba Christa Patton, harp and historical winds Ian Pritchard, harpsichord and organ Paul Rowe, baritone Lisa Terry, viola da gamba Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto Bob Wiemken, historical winds Tom Zajac, recorder and percussion
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to announce the 2013 annual Madison Early Music Festival and Workshop. In addition to a six-event Festival Concert Series, lectures and workshop classes provide opportunities to learn and practice instrumental and vocal skills, become familiar with historical performance practices and repertoire, learn about the featured music through the lenses of history and culture, and perform with other participants alongside faculty artists.
This year, we celebrate the sumptuous years of the German late Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque periods. Ceremonial music during this magnificent era testified to wealth, learning, and sophistication, reflecting glory on the rulers who supported and cultivated the arts in their courts and in the churches, and revealing the struggle between royalty and clergy fighting over territories and religion.