WFU’s Collegium Musicum to present music from the English Renaissance

The Wake Forest University Collegium Musicum vocal and instrumental ensembles will present “Music of England from the Tudor and Stuart Eras” at 8 p.m. on April 16 in Brendle Recital Hall.

The program will feature English choral music from the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th centuries. The vocalists will sing short works with secular texts by composers Weelkes, Wilbye, Vautor and Morley.

The instrumental ensemble will perform music by John Dowland, William Byrd, Anthony Holborne, King Henry VIII and others. The musicians will play reproductions of early instruments like Renaissance flutes, recorders, violas da gamba, sackbuts (early trombones) and shawms (double-reed instruments).

The program will conclude with John Amner’s verse anthem, “I Am for Peace.”

Brian Gorelick, associate professor of music, conducts the vocal ensemble and Stewart Carter, professor of music, directs the instrumental ensemble.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 336-758-5364.

Categories: Arts & Culture, Events