MIRA “Wolcum Yule”
Sunday, December 21, 2014 4:00 pm
Holy Comforter Catholic Church, 208 E. Jefferson, Charlottesville, VA
A program celebrating the advent and Christmas season with music from the Renaissance period, as well as the 20th century masterpiece “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten. Performed as it was originally intended with only treble voices and concert harp, MIRA presents this magical set of carols, which uses texts from (mostly) medieval manuscripts set to music composed by the great British composer, Ben Britten. Other works in the program include the Tallis motet, “Audivi Media Nocte”, the six-voice piece “Sing Joyfully” by William Byrd, and the double choir motet,“In Dulci Jubilo” by Michael Praetorius. Also including 15th century English carols, this concert should augment your holiday spirit with its haunting vocals and lively and ancient carols.
MIRA “Music of Invocation and Enchantment”
Friday, May 1, 2015 7:30 at St. Paul's Memorial Church
Sunday, May 3, 2015 4:00 at Rockfish Presbyterian Church in AftonCome celebrate Spring with MIRA as they sing their way through gorgeous polyphony of the Renaissance, evocative medieval songs to the May Mother queen, the Virgin Mary, whose month it is, and English May songs, accompanied by harp, recorder and hammered dulcimer.
MIRA “Midsummer’s Eve and a round for St. John” Saturday, June 20, 2015 8:00 pm
Historic Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, VA free
Songs and motets, chants and stories that celebrate the start of summer, Father’s Day and the glory of the growing season.
MIRA is a vocal ensemble that focuses primarily on the rich polyphony of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, particularly of the English and Flemish schools. MIRA also explores medieval music and works by more contemporary composers such as Benjamin Britten, whose compositions reflect the style of earlier periods.
Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, MIRA was founded in 2005 by director Raven Hunter. The ensemble has performed throughout Virginia, most notably at Historic Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg and as a featured ensemble in the Staunton Music Festival Summer Season. MIRA has also performed as a guest choir for the Evensong service at the Washington National Cathedral.
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