Third Annual Renaissance Concert Brings Dance and Music Together

The University of Texas at Dallas third annual Renaissance Concert will be held in the University Theatre on campus on Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 8 p.m. both nights.

The concert will feature the UTD Chamber Singers, directed by Kathryn Evans, associate dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, and UTDance, the UTD Dance Ensemble, with choreography by Micki Saba and Michelle Hanlon.

This annual event will bring together the works of medieval composers and contemporary choreography. The Chamber Singers will perform rounds and canons based on London street cries by Thomas Ravenscroft and Thomas Cobb as well as madrigals by William Byrd and Thomas Morley and a hymn to the Virgin Mary from the Trinity Manuscript (15th Century). In addition, the Chamber Singers will perform in conjunction with the UTDance ensemble in Oh Maria Rogatrix from the Rostocker Liederbuch (c.1465-1487) and William Byrd’s Lullaby. Also featured in this performance will be Evans, soprano, and Michelle Hanlon, choreographer, performing Hildegard Von Bingen’s O Spectabilis Viri and the UTDance ensemble in Celtech, a dance piece inspired by Celtic influences with a contemporary favor.

This event is free and tickets are not required for admission.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787) e-mail [email protected], or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ web site at Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982. Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

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