JCJC’s Madrigals and More Concert at Laurel’s First-Trinity Presbyterian Church

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2012-10-23 13:23:57

ELLISVILLE – JC Voices and the Jones County Junior College Fine Arts Department will be performing the annual Madrigals and More concert to be held at First-Trinity Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MS on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7 p.m. The concert features early music from composers such as Henry Purcell, J. S. Bach, Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, Orlando di Lasso, Josquin des Prez, Hans Leo Hassler, John Bennett, and others.  This concert spotlights a diverse group of performers from student ensembles and solos, to faculty solos and faculty/student collaborations. 
JC Voices, under the direction of Dr. Susan Smith will sing a variety of selections from the Renaissance period, beginning with arguably one of the most popular anthems of the Elizabethan era, Sing Joyfully, and concluding with the John Bennett madrigal, All Creatures Now.   In addition to the choral selections, the audience will also hear somewhat rare instruments, like the lute and harpsichord, played respectively by faculty soloists Dr. Michael Boyd and Dr. Victoria Johnson.  
Sophomore music major, Kristie Reddoch will be joined by Dr. Boyd on lute and Mrs. Kay Guiles on organ as Reddoch sings the hauntingly beautiful Thy hand, Belinda! When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament) by Henry Purcell.  Featured on the program will also be student organist Thomas Ranshaw playing one of the most famous works in the organ repertoire, Toccata in D Minor by J. S. Bach. The JCJC Brass Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Patrick Richards will be playing three dances from The Danserye and the guitar ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Michael Boyd, has selected the Baroque selections, Allemande and Giguetta by Silvius Leopold Weiss and J. S. Bach respectively. The newly formed Saxophone Quartet, conducted by Mrs. Meri Newell, will be performing both Renaissance and Baroque selections by Orlando Gibbons and J. S. Bach. 
The concert is free and open to the public.  Come and enjoy an evening of early music with the JCJC music department.  For more information call the JCJC Fine Arts department at 601-477-4094.


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