JCJC’s “Madrigals & More” concert Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church
Written By: Teresa McCreery
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Date Submitted: 2015-10-13 14:22:43
ELLISVILLE –Jones County Junior College’s Fine Arts Department and the Chamber Choir, JC Voices, invites the public to enjoy an evening of Renaissance music with the JCJC music department at its annual “Madrigals and More” concert, free of charge. The various small ensembles of JCJC students and faculty will be performing at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, on Tuesday, October 27, at 7 p.m. This special event spotlights a diverse group of performers from student ensembles and solos, to faculty solos, and faculty-student collaborations, featuring music from composers such as William Byrd, Thomas Morley, Domenico Scarlatti, John Wilbye, Luca Marenzio, Jacob Handl, Josquin des Prez, Vincent Lübeck, and others.Concert hosts, JC Voices, under the direction of Dr. Susan A. Smith will perform a variety of selections from the Renaissance, beginning with a processional featuring singers entering to the stately song, Pastyme with Good Companye, and concluding with, Innsbruck, I Now Must Leave Thee. This year, the madrigal singers will highlight selections from extremely prolific composers including the Anthems and Motets of William Byrd, the expressive Madrigals of Luca Marenzio, the ever-popular English Ballets and Madrigals of Thomas Morley and John Wilbye, as well as the lesser known works of Jacob Handl. In addition to Morley’s familiar and popular “fa-la-la” refrain madrigals, JCJC student, Rohini Malkani of Hattiesburg will sing Morley’s rarely performed, It Was a Lover and His Lass with lute accompaniment. Members of the Marenzio Quartet, which includes JCJC students, Chancee Davis of Terry, Victoria O’Quin of Meridian, David Walker of Laurel and Gary Young of Ellisville, and JCJC Marenzio Quintet, Reagan Arnold of Collins, Amy Champion of Lafayette, Louisiana, Steve Jones of Starkville, Rohini Malkani of Hattiesburg and Alex Parker of Florence, will also be accompanied by Dr. Michael Boyd on lute for two selections, Hor vedi, Amor (Take Notice, Love) and Basciami mille volte (Kiss Me a Thousand Times). Both the Men’s and Women’s Ensembles will be featured as they each perform a work by Jacob Handl, Canite tuba and Pueri concinite, respectively. The madrigal singers will complete the Handl set with Pater noster (The Lord’s Prayer).