Cries and In Nomines - an Elizabethan Soundscape featuring The Barefoot All-Stars
For this special event on the Berkeley Festival Fringe, Barefoot presents The legendary Barefoot All-Stars (Tonia d'Amelio, soprano; Fred Goff, bass; Peter Hallifax, viol; Julie Jeffrey, viol; Shira Kammen, violin and alto; Allison Zelles Lloyd, soprano; David Morris, viol and tenor; and Lynn Tetenbaum, viol) in a reprise of their wildly acclaimed program of Elizabethan street and chamber music for voices and viols.
The concert is framed by two famous pieces: Orlando Gibbons "Cries of London" and Richard Deering's "Country Cries". The former is a lively tapestry of London street cries woven into a texture of viol fantasy counterpoint; in the latter the singers imitate the country sounds of agriculture and hunting but similarly woven into the complex instrumental setting. The resulting narratives in both cases are hilarious, moving, and richly evocative of Elizabethan life.
The perfect accompaniment to these boisterous and theatrical pieces are the serene and gorgeous In Nomines and other fantasies of the period, by Gibbons, Taverner, Bevan, and more. These more contemplative pieces are simply treats for the ear and mind. The entire program truly captures the full amazing range of Elizabethan secular music.
Parish Hall of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley (View)
2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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