De Angelis ensemble opens season with exploration (OC Register)

By October 25, 2015 Uncategorized

Tim Mangan on the Orange County Register writes:

The ingenious a cappella program, dubbed “Genesis, Renaissance and Reincarnation” was laid out like this: First the Norbertine Fathers would sing a chant dating to the Middle Ages; then de Angelis would sing a Renaissance setting of the same text (which sometimes incorporated the chant melody, sometimes not) and finally a contemporary version. Then, the performers – the de Angelis Ensemble parting like a curtain to reveal the Norbertine Fathers behind – would repeat the formula on a different text.

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