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NOW IS THE GENTLE SEASON PROFESSIONAL VOCAL QUARTET TO PERFORM MADRIGALS AT LORING-GREENOUGH HOUSE

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NOW IS THE GENTLE SEASON PROFESSIONAL VOCAL QUARTET TO PERFORM MADRIGALS  AT LORING-GREENOUGH HOUSE

Time: March 23, 2014 from 3pm to 5:30pm
Location: Loring-Greenough House,
Street: 12 South Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain MA 01230
Website or Map: http://http//www.loring-green…
Phone: 617-524-3158
Event Type: parlor, concert, and, tea
Organized By: Loring-Greenough House Concerts
Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2014

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The historic Loring-Greenough House in Jamaica Plain will host Libella Quartet, Boston’s only professional vocal quartet, for its Sunday Afternoon Parlor Concert Series on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3 o’clock.  The program is entitled “Now Is the Gentle Season: a concert of Motets and Madrigals ” and includes works by known and lesser-known composers like Giovanni da Palestrina, Josquin des Prez, Heinrich Isaac, Adrian Willaert, Jakob Arcadelt, Cyprian de Rore and Orlando di Lasso, as well as English Madrigal composers Thomas Campian, Thomas Morley, John Farmer and John Bennett.  Herald the arrival of spring with this concert of Motets and Madrigals about Love’s Pains and Joys, Parting and of course, Spring.

Donation is  $15 ($10 Students/Seniors/JPTC).  Tea reception follows the concert.  Space is limited; to reserve tickets, please call The Loring-Greenough House at (617) 524-3158 or email lghouseconcerts@aim.com
 
Praised for its “riveting” performances by WGBH host Brian McCreath, the Libella Quartet is a vocal ensemble performing works from all periods, and committed to performing 20th- and 21st-century repertoire.  Founded in 2005, the Libella Quartet recently was featured at WGBH's All Classical Festival.  The group has presented numerous concerts throughout New England, including “New Blood,” a program of premieres which featured winners of the 2007 Libella Composition Competition.  The ensemble has appeared in performances with The American Schubert Institute in Cambridge, MA, and at the Longy School of Music, singing music by Howard Frazin. The Libella Quartet has presented "The Dove Descending," performing 20th-century a capella works, and a program of music by Robert Schumann at the Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA. Most recently, the quartet appeared at the Art at the Armory Concert series in Somerville, MA, presenting the well-received 20th-century a capella program entitled “Emerging Voices.”  The Libella Quartet also has appeared at the Saint Botolph Club, the Boston University Composers Concert Series, the Winchester Community Music School, the First Church in Belmont, the Loring-Greenough House and JP Open Studios.  This spring, the group will be featured at a faculty recital at the Brookline Music School

The Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House series recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House, twice monthly, October to May. Tickets are available at the door: donation $15 ($10 seniors, students and JPTC members). Space is limited; reservations are suggested—call 617-524-3158 or email lghouseconcerts@aim.com.

Built in 1760, the Loring-Greenough House, a local landmark listed on the Massachusetts and National Registers of Historic Places, is located at 12 South Street (at the Civil War Monument) in Jamaica Plain, MA. It is owned and managed by the non-profit Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc. as a historic house museum and site for art and music presentations. The Loring-Greenough House is wheelchair accessible. For more information on the Loring-Greenough House, see www.loring-greenough.org.

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