Prof. Jay White to Perform with 'Ensemble Mirable' in Bay Area This Weekend
January 21, 2009
January 21, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Jay White, assistant professor of music at DePauw University, will perform with fellow members of "Ensemble Mirable" for three concerts this weekend in the San Francisco Bay area. Sponsored by the San Francisco Early Music Society, The ensemble will perform at churches in Palo Alto, Berkeley and San Francisco on -- respectively -- Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Shortly after White completed his tenure with the Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Chanticleer, he joined Ensemble Mirable as a guest vocalist performing in the Bay Area and at the Bloomington Early Music Festival. The weekend concerts will feature cantatas by G. F. Handel and G. B. Bononcini, scored for alto, two violins, and basso continuo. Details on the performances can be found here.
White's next performance in Greencastle will be Friday, February 20, where he will present a program of medieval troubadour songs.
"Jay White's countertenor was pure and focused" opined the Washington Post in a review of a June concert on Capitol Hill. He has enjoyed a variety of performing experiences ranging from the works of Bach to Britten appearing with such ensembles as the Washington Bach Consort, the Folger Consort and Santa Fe Pro Musica as well as with members of the Smithsonian Players, Tafelmusik, and the Seattle and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestras. Sought after as an interpreter of medieval, renaissance and baroque repertoire, Professor White has appeared at national and international early music festivals and has sung under the batons of Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan, Donald Burrows and Bruno Weill.
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