Harmony from Conflict: Music at the Time of the Reformation
Out of turbulence can arise great beauty. The Protestant Reformation had composers once loyal to the Catholic Church scrambling to create music for new liturgies. William Byrd's poignant Mass for Five Voices, published in secret, anchors a program focused on composers like Tallis, Goudimel, Sweelinck, Clemens non Papa, and others who worked for both sides of the aisle. Music for the nascent Lutheran, Anglican and Calvinist denominations, as well as the Counter-Reformation, shows that artistry survives even in uneasy times.
Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble
Since the 1960s, Jouyssance and its parent organization, the Foundation of the Neo-Renaissance, have been dedicated to performing both familiar and obscure repertoire of the 14th through mid 17th centuries. Although primarily a vocal ensemble, Jouyssance often features performances and accompaniments by period instruments.
Nicole Baker, Artistic Director
Teacher, conductor and singer Nicole Baker has served on the music history and voice faculties of California State University, Fullerton, since 1997. A graduate of Wellesley College, Dr. Baker earned her MFA in vocal performance and her Ph.D. in music history from UCLA. She has conducted choruses for 25 years throughout Southern California, including ensembles at California State University, Northridge, and has led Jouyssance since 1999. She also serves as Music Director at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Pasadena.
St. Bede's Episcopal Church (View)
3590 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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