Midwinter Meditations:
Celebrating the Silent Season of Snow

Friday, February 15th
7:30 pm
St. Pius X church
3010 chili ave., Rochester

Saturday, February 16th
7:30 PM
Calvary St. Andrew Church
95 averill St. (Corner of Ashland)
rochester

Musica Spei presents music of the medieval and renaissance periods chosen to display a variety of musical moods appropriate to Lent, as well as pieces intended for performance during more joyous seasons of the year. Featured works include the Lamentations by Robert White as well as motets by Byrd, Lassus, Gallus, and Dufay. The performance is accompanied by meditations on the music: brief presentations addressed to the audience by the singers themselves interspersed throughout the concert, designed to lead listeners to better understanding of the music, so that all present might truly celebrate the sounds of this otherwise “Silent Season.”

A reception will follow the Saturday performance.


A Taste of Song:
A Choral PRISM Concert

Sunday, february 17
4:00 PM
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
26 Gibbs Street, Rochester

Musica Spei will take part in the Greater Rochester Choral Consortium’s concert, celebrating the Choral Arts in Rochester. 17 different ensembles will perform a PRISM concert - ensembles are located around and within the audience and there is no applause interrupting the swirling flow of music from one group to the next.