Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Saturday May 27, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Vox

 

continued

But as good as the madrigals and the motets were, they were merely the prologue to Palestrina's Pope Marcellus Mass. Although Palestrina is far from my favorite composer of polyphonic masses — give me Ockeghem or Josquin — Vox's performance was simply stunning. The ease of their ensemble, the assurance of their intonation, the gracefulness of the rhythm, the beauty of their tone: these things could be taken for granted. The calm concentration, the tranquil intensity, the still sublimity of their Pope Marcellus was sweet joy.

Vox's season concludes with a concert of Renaissance elegies on Saturday, March 9, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Don't miss it.    (end of article)

[Originally published in March, 2002.]

 

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

The Return of the Trumpeter Swans
Seeing snow white in the spring
Bob & Jorja Feldman
Subscribe to the Ann Arbor Observer
Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional
Restaurants with Senior Discounts
A clickable zoomable map
Virtual Commentariat
Tweeting city council
A.J. Hogg
MacBrew
Drunken Shakespeare
Patrick Dunn
Not Quite a Sanctuary
Mayor Taylor would rather call us "welcoming."
James Leonard
A Dean Departs
Aaron Dworkin cuts short his tenure at SMTD
Eve Silberman
The Session Room
Turn right at the bar.
M.B. Lewis
Festivals, Fairs, Shows, & Sales
Grillin' 2017 June 11th, 3-8pm - Ann Arbor MI
Greek Festival June 9-11, 2017
Grillin' 2017 June 11th, 3-8pm - Ann Arbor MI