Monday, April 23, 2012

Alchymey in Manhattan Beach April 29

Annual Spring Choral Concert


Ida Nicolosi and Rebecca Richardson sopranos

N. Lincoln Hanks and Ryan Board tenors

Scott Graff bass


Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.


Trinity Lutheran Church

1340 Eleventh Street, Manhattan Beach, CA

(3 blks east of Sepulveda & 1 blk south of Manhattan Beach Blvd.)


Suggested concert donation $15 / $5 students - includes an hors d'oeuvre and dessert reception following the concert.

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Inspired by a fifteenth-century treatise that describes the endeavors of four alchemists as they attempt to produce gold,Alchymey is a vocal ensemble wholly dedicated to the quest for what is beautiful, veritable, and powerful in music. Alchymey brings to the stage the finest singers of Early Music in the Los Angeles area. For information about ALCHYMEY click:

This program of devotional music focuses primarily upon works composed by a number of men who worked in France and the Low Countries around the turn of the 16th century. The lavish patronage of music and musicians by the French Monarchs and Habsburg scions encouraged the development of a spectacular circle of composers centering around the incomparable Josquin des Prez (c.1450-1522), Martin Luther's favorite composer and a man known as "the Prince of musicians." Celebrating the music of Josquin and his contemporaries as it was heard in the French royal chapel, Alchymey performs gorgeous and sensual settings passages from the Song of Songs as well as Marian devotional texts.

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