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Collegium Musicum, early music ensemble

04 Apr Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Collegium Musicum, early music ensemble


The University of Calgary’s School for Creative and Performing Arts Collegium Musicum is dedicated to exploring music from the baroque period and earlier. Each term has a particular area of focus, and students are exposed to as much repertoire as possible while also looking at performance practice issues and historical context.

For our April 04 ’18 ProArts@Noon Concert Series concert Collegium Musicum will present Spanish music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early baroque periods — music spanning five centuries. There will be a miracle story about the Virgin Mary; a setting of a poem by an embittered lover, happy finally to be free of his bonds; and a song about a man crossing a dangerous sea to be reunited with his beloved. These will all performed by one or more voices, some of which will be accompanied by organ, lute or viol. We look forward to sharing this seldom-heard Spanish music, and to do so in the beautiful acoustic of the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer.

Collegium Musicum Director Julie Harris holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Calgary and an Artist Diploma from the University of Toronto. She has also studied early music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands. Upon returning to Calgary in 1999, she created and runs the Early Music Voices Concert Series.   As well as being a member of Calgary’s VoiceScapes, she is also half of Duo Seraphim with Toronto-based soprano Katherine Hill. Julie maintains a private voice studio and is in demand as a clinician for community and high school choirs across the city.