Visiting Artists: Cappella Pratensis
Saturday, February 22 at 8:00pm
Thompson Memorial Chapel 860 Main St, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA
The Dutch-based vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis - literally ‘Cappella des prés' - champions the music of Josquin Desprez and the polyphonists of the 15th and 16th centuries. The group combines historically informed performance practice with inventive programs and original interpretations based on scholarly research and artistic insight. As in Josquin's time, the members of Cappella Pratensis perform from a central music stand, singing from the original mensural notation scored in a large choirbook. This approach, together with attention to the linguistic origin of the compositions and the modal system on which it is based, offers a unique perspective on the repertoire.
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