>“Music on Music” Voci Allegre’s Spring 2011 Concert

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Director Lorraine Hale, Brenda Parker Hardee, Yvonne Templeton
Co-sponsored by Tryon Palace and the Craven Arts Gallery and Council
Friday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m., Free Admission

New Bern, NC – On Friday, May 6, join Voci Allegre as they present Music on Music, featuring compositions celebrating the musical art form from the late Renaissance to the contemporary. The performance, co-sponsored by Tryon Palace and the Craven Arts Gallery and Council, begins at 6:00 p.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center, 529 S. Front Street in New Bern. Admission is free.

The program will feature works by Jacques Arcadelt, Hans Leo Hässler, Felix Mendelssohn, and Franz Schubert. Many composers – from the early Renaissance to the present – have written works celebrating the musical art form. Some have treated music as a revered and serious subject; others have taken a distinctly lighter approach. In addition to the more conventional selections, there will be a rhythmic speech selection and a Swingle Singers-type jazz arrangement of one of the gavottes from J. S. Bach’s Suite in G Major. The works performed will be largely a capella, but a few special numbers will utilize accompaniment. Director Lorraine Hale and singers Brenda Hardee and Yvonne Templeton will be joined by pianist and tenor Barry Templeton.

Hum along, tap your toe, swing and sway with Voci Allegre’s season-concluding concert, Music on Music. For more information, contact Craven Arts Council and Gallery at 252-638-2577 or Tryon Palace at 252-639-3500.

Submitted by: Trish Ashburn, Marketing and Communications Manager, Tryon Palace

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