Utopia Early Music closes its fourth season this weekend with a program that crosses two continents and spans several centuries.
Titled “The Morning Trumpet: American Medieval,” the program goes from medieval Paris and renaissance England to America’s Appalachian Mountains. The concert features music by William Billings (the first named Anglo-American composer), as well as ballads of the French and Indian Wars, sacred harp tunes and gospel and folk favorites like “Wayfaring Stranger.” Also heard will be Gregorian Chant, Notre Dame polyphony and pieces by Dunstaple, Byrd and Palestrina.
Joining Utopia co-founders Emily Nelson, soprano, and Christopher LeCluyse, tenor, are the folk duo Otter Creek; mezzo-soprano Valerie Hart-Nelson; and bass Ricky Parkinson.
- CONCERT DETAILS:
- What: Utopia Early Music
- Venue: Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, 231 E. 100 South
- Time and Date: 8 p.m., May 10-11
- Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 students (suggested donations)
- Web: www.utopiaearlymusic.org