The Toronto Chamber Choir
David Fallis, Music Director
The madrigal is one of the most important musical forms of the Renaissance, one which saw the most daring experiments in musical form and text-rendering in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Without the development of the madrigal, one can barely imagine the creation of opera in the early Baroque. Italian musicians were at the forefront of these developments, and their influence was felt across Europe. The Toronto Chamber Choir explores this fascinating repertoire with music from Renaissance Italy, England, France and Germany, featuring works by Philippe Verdelot, Cipriano de Rore, Claudio Monteverdi, Thomas Morley, Claude LeJeune and Samuel Scheidt
Presented in collaboration with the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, on the occasion of the Renaissance Spring Festival 2007.
Official Website: http://www.coc.ca/performances/concerts_may07.html
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