Museum Concerts presents Nota Bene Viol Consort
Museum Concerts and the RISD Museum are proud to present a concert by Nota Bene Viol Consort (Sarah Mead, director). This concert, entitled All the Colours in the Ayre, features music by Marenzio, Byrd, Lassus, Holst,and Vaughan Williams. The members of Nota Bene Viol Consort are Joanna Blendulf, treble, bass and pardessus; Wendy Gillespie, treble & tenor viols; Sarah Mead, alto & tenor viols; Emily Walhout, bass viol; and Jason McStoots, tenor.
The four members of Nota Bene viol consort have been drawn together by their love of polyphony, and for its demands and rewards. Polyphonic music asks us to pay attention, to take note of what each voice is saying, to remark on it, enhance it, and give it back to the ensemble as part of an ongoing dialogue. Nota Bene is devoted to the rich repertoire of vocal and instrumental polyphony that arose on the European Continent and England aided by the arrival of the printing press. At a time when people were questioning their place in society, in the expansion of the known world, in their personal faith, polyphony reflected the human struggle to be both individual and interconnected. We enjoying finding these conversations in early music, and in music of our own time as well.
Space is limited and advance registration is suggested.
Tickets: $35 for adults and Museum members. $20 for students (Must show ID at the door).