Touted for their originality and lauded for performing rare and original works, Cappella Artemisia treats audiences to an evening of exquisite music from the 16th and 17th centuries Nov. 15 at 8 pm in the University Recital Hall. This extraordinary performance by Cappella Artemisia is the second concert in the Faculty Artists and Friends Series.
Founded in Bologna, Italy in 1991 under the direction of Candace Smith, Cappella Artemisia’s ensemble consists of a unique blend of women; six vocalists with two cornetti and continuo. They have appeared at prestigious venues such as the Festival of Flanders, The Holland Festival of Early Music, Il Festival Monteverdiano di Cremona, the Osterfestival in Innsbruck, the WDR Festival der Alten Musik in Herne, the Tage Alter Musik in Regensburg, and I Concerti al Quirinale (Rome).
The program is filled with music inspired, sung or composed by women. With a focus on traditional Italian repertoire performed in convents, audiences share a glimpse of a musical world hidden from the public for centuries. Program selections include songs from 17th Century cloisters, including offerings by Sulpitia Cesis, Raphaella Aleotti, Benedetto Re, Bianca Maria Meda among many others.
Tickets are available at the University Box Office, Monday – Friday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, or call (403) 329-2616. Individual tickets are $20 regular, $15 seniors/students. Regular tickets are also available online, www.uleth.ca/tickets.