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THE BAREFOOT ALL-STARS

Cries and In Nomines: an Elizabethan Soundscapecries-of-londoncrop2

12-1 PM Tuesday, June 7
PARISH HALL OF ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
2320 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

Tickets available at the door. Price: $25.

For this special event on the Berkeley Festival Fringe, Barefoot Chamber Concerts presents the legendary Barefoot All-Stars 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 Dering’s “Country Cries”. the former is a lively tapestry of London street cries woven into the texture of a classic viol fantasy based on the In nomine cantus firmus; in the latter, the singers imitate the country sounds of agriculture and hunting, similarly woven into the complex instrumental setting. The resulting narratives in both cases are hilarious, moving and richly evocative of Elizabethan life. The perfect accomaniment to these boisterous and theatrical pieces are the serene and gorgeous In nomines and other fantasies of the period, by Gibbons, Taverner, Bevin and others. These sophisticated pieces are simply treats for the ear and mind. The entire program truly captures the full, amazing range of Elizabethan music.

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THE 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; Lynn Tetenbaum, viol.

Back to Fringe Concert Calendar.