Student Vocal Ensemble to Perform at Indianapolis Museum of Art Thursday

Student Vocal Ensemble to Perform at Indianapolis Museum of Art Thursday

May 13, 2007

Vox Musae.jpgMay 13, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Vox Musae, a vocal ensemble composed of DePauw University undergraduates, will provide the entertainment on Thursday, May 17, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art's Clowes Courtyard. At 7 p.m., Vox Musae will perform, a cappella, Claudio Monteverdi's Lagrime d'Amante al Sepolcro dell'Amata (The Tears of a Lover at the Tomb of his Beloved). Admission is free.

Consisting of five singers, Vox Musae ("the voice of the muses") came together to explore challenging works of a cappella music which lie outside the normal domain of choirs and madrigal ensembles. Its members are: Jessica Finchum, Elizabeth Hartnett, Lindsey Adams, Kyle Aberle and Joe Shadday.

Vox Musae is coached and directed by Gabriel Crouch, director Spring 2007 Campus.jpgof choral ensembles at DePauw and a former member of the British a cappella group, the King's Singers.

The piece to be performed in Indianapolis reveals Monteverdi at his best -- powerful and intense emotions, moments of utter stillness interrupted by sudden eruptions of anger, and opportunities for great virtuosity for the singers -- all clothed in those sonorous harmonies and gut-wrenching suspensions which are the hallmark of his work. The group will perform for appoximately 20-25 minutes.

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