WFU’s collegium musicum to perform “Music of Tudor England”

Wake Forest University’s Collegium Musicum will present a concert titled “Music of Tudor England” April 14, at 8 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall located in Scales Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Collegium Musicum is a student ensemble devoted to the performance of music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods. The group consists of a small vocal ensemble directed by Wake Forest Associate Professor of Music Brian Gorelick and an instrumental ensemble directed by Wake Forest Professor of Music Stewart Carter.

The concert will feature works by leading English composers who lived during the reigns of the Tudor monarchs during the 15th and 16th centuries.

The Collegium Instrumental Ensemble will perform pieces by composers Anthony Holborne and William Brade. The Collegium Vocal Ensemble’s performance will include works by William Cornysh, Thomas Tallis, Thomas Morley and King Henry VIII, who was a composer and trained musician who played many different instruments, including the lute. The two ensembles will combine to present the Sanctus from William Byrd’s “Mass for Three Voices.”

For more information, call 336-758-5364.

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