Texas Early Music Project presents "Notre Dame Cathedral, c. 1200"
Texas Early Music Project Daniel Johnson, Artistic Director presents "Notre Dame Cathedral, c. 1200" Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8pm St. Mary Cathedral, 203 E. 10th Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3pm First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive Admission $30 general; $25 seniors (60+); $5 students (at the door only). Tickets available by cash, check, or credit card at the door or online at https://temp.ticketbud.com/notre-dame-cathedral For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. From meditative chant to rousing polyphony, TEMP explores the groundbreaking music of Léonin and Pérotin of the 12th-century School of Notre-Dame, whose musical innovations are the foundation for almost all the music we enjoy today in the Western world. TEMP is proud to collaborate with Dr. Rebecca Baltzer, recognized worldwide as an expert on the music of Notre-Dame Cathedral during the Middle Ages. Though solemn, a sense of joy and celebration permeate this music, echoing the ecstasy of the Marian movement during the 12th and 13th centuries. Rhythmically complex polyphonic pieces known as organum act as a wonderful complement to the dance-like conductus and the even older plainchant. We also include a few works that reveal the lighter sides of the lives of the monks with semi-secular works featuring vielle player, Mary Springfels, and harpist, Therese Honey. Our a cappella choir of fifteen male voices perform in the beautifully renovated St. Mary Cathedral and the quietly intimate space of First Presbyterian. Guest artists Temmo Korisheli (California) and Ryland Angel (New York) join some of Austin’s best singers, including Jeffrey Jones Ragona, Steve Olivares, David Lopez, Tim O’Brien, and others.