Performance to feature 16th and 17th Century English music

With recorders, Renaissance flutes and other period instruments, the Wake Forest University Collegium Musicum will present “English Music of the 16th and 17th Centuries” at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at the university’s Brendle Recital Hall.

The Collegium Musicum Vocal Ensemble, directed by Brian Gorelick, will sing anthems by Christopher Tye and Thomas Tallis, as well as madrigals by John Bennet, John Farmer, Thomas Ford and John Dowland.

The Collegium Musicum Instrumental Ensemble, conducted by Stewart Carter, will perform works of John Dowland, William Byrd, Thomas Lupo, Peter Philips, Elway Bevin and others.

The featured work for the chorus and viola da gamba will be the first part of William Byrd’s ‘Christ Rising Again,’ one of the Renaissance period’s most expressive religious works and an example of the verse anthem which was invented by English composers at the end of the 16th century.

The Collegium Musicum is devoted to the performance of early music, using period performance practices and reproductions of period instruments.

Admission is free. For information, call 336-758-5026.

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