In a fresh tribute to the original Golden Oldies, Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble will present a program of early 16th century favorites in “The Greatest Hits of 1525.” This vocal program, presented under the direction of Dr. Nicole Baker, will celebrate the early and middle Renaissance with beloved examples of such great genres as madrigals, chansons and Lieder.
Come hear works by Thomas Tallis, Josquin des Prez, Christobal de Morales, Heinrich Isaac, Claudin de Sermisy, Jacob Arcadelt and other composers who dominated European musical life in 1525. The works range from popular, earthy secular songs of the era to devoted expressions of faith.
“The Greatest Hits of 1525” will be performed on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at Church of The Angels, 1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena.
General admission is $25, with tickets for seniors and SCEMS members priced at $20 and student tickets at $15. Discounts are available for prepaid groups of six or more via firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, please call (213) 533-9922 or email email@example.com.
Jouyssance is a Los Angeles-based vocal ensemble dedicated to revitalizing the music of the medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque periods. For more than 50 years, Jouyssance and its predecessor ensemble have fostered artistry, education and innovation in early music performance. Jouyssance is the principal focus of the Foundation of the Neo-Renaissance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the performance and scholarship of early music. This organization is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information on Jouyssance, please visit www.jouyssance.org.
Dr. Nicole Baker, a noted choral director and professional singer, has served as Jouyssance’s artistic director since 1998. In addition to serving on the music faculty at California State University, Fullerton, Dr. Baker directs the choir at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Pasadena and sings with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. She holds a master’s degree in vocal performance and a doctorate in musicology from UCLA.