From medieval music to a contemporary song cycle to choral works, we introduce you to three very different musical events happening around town this weekend. Our guests represent the mostly Boston-based group Fortune’s Wheel, Houston’s art-song society Col Canto and Princeton, New Jersey’s famed Westminster Choir . . .
Violinist-harpist-vocalist Shira Kammen also plays vielle, a five-stringed medieval violin, in the period-instruments quartet Fortune’s Wheel. She chats with Bob Stevenson about her group and the program Mirie It Is – A Glimpse of Medieval England, which they bring to Trinity Episcopal Church, this Sunday at 4pm (a presentation of Houston Early Music). Listen Download
Here’s a treat for art-song fans! Singers from Col Canto perform excerpts from Ned Rorem’s song cycle Evidence of Things Not Seen. The work receives its Houston Premiere this Saturday, 7:30pm, on the Grace Note Music Series at Saint Philip Presbyterian Church. In the studio: Tracy Rhodus (soprano), Natalie Arduino (mezzo-soprano), Vern Sutton (tenor), David Grogan (baritone), Keith Weber (piano) & Dean Dalton (host). Listen Download
Currently on tour, the highly regarded Westminster Choir brings its program The Sun is Daily New and Old to Nassau Bay’s Gloria Dei Lutheran Church this Saturday, 7:30pm. Dean Dalton interviews Choir Director, Joe Miller. Listen Download