Chicago Early Music Consort: Bonjour, Mon Coeur!
« on: Apr 8th, 2008, 3:58pm »
Chicago Early Music Consort, with the Spirit of Gambo - a Chicago Consort of Viols, presents
"Bonjour, Mon Coeur - the sublime 16th century French Chanson"
May 18, 2008 at 4 pm
Glenview Community Church
1000 Elm St., Glenview, IL 60025
Freewill offering at the door
For more information, visit www.ChicagoEarlyMusicConsort.org
Stephanie Sheffield, soprano
Gary Berkenstock, recorder, crumhorn, rackett
Joel Spears, lute
Phillip W. Serna, viol
Ken Perlow, viol
Russell Wagner, viol
During the long reign of Francis I (1515-47), French composers developed a uniquely new song form, or chanson, that was distinctly national in both poetry and music. Thanks to wide dissemination by several French printers, these new chansons enjoyed tremendous popularity throughout the 16th century. Experience firsthand the joie de vivre in these wonderfully intimate songs. Included are songs about love in all its guises, as well as songs about Spring, wine making and drinking, and ribald songs about French society in general. Many of the most famous chanson composers are represented including Claudin de Sermisy, Thomas Crecquillon, Roland de Lassus and Adrian Willaert.
Please join us for an afternoon of exquisite music!