Cappella Pratensis & Sollazzo Ensemble
A celebratory evening of polyphonic singing and music from the Middle Ages. Hailing from the Netherlands, the all-male vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis specializes in interpreting music found in manuscripts from the 15th and 16th centuries. Switzerland’s Sollazzo Ensemble is critically acclaimed for its highly expressive delivery of late medieval and early Renaissance music. Together, the groups perform in Philadelphia for the first time in a festive program based on historical descriptions of an elaborate annual banquet held in a small Dutch town that boasted one of the best choirs in Europe.
The performance includes a post-show discussion with the musicians, Nicholas Herman of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, and Mary Channen Caldwell from Penn’s Department of Music.
Student tickets only $10!