Jephte & Beyond: Jewish Stories and Songs from the Renaissance & Early baroque

Giacomo Carissimi’s profoundly beautiful oratorio Jephte, a monument of the early Baroque era, forms the cornerstone of this wide-ranging concert of sacred music exploring stories and texts from the Old Testament.  Choral and instrumental compositions by Salamone Rossi, synagogue music by Louis Saladin and Carlo Grossi, and the well-known psalm setting Beatus vir by Monteverdi, will round out the program.  Indeed, this is Jewish music as you’ve never heard it before!

For this one-of-a-kind event, Jouyssance will be joined by the celebrated soprano Andrea Zomorodian, plus members of Southern California’s exciting new ensemble on the early music scene, Los Angeles Baroque.

This concert is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 8 p.m.
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
3590 Grand View Blvd., West Los Angeles

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Church of the Angels
1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena
 

Tickets
$25 General Admission
$20 Seniors / SCEMS members
$15 Students
Available at the door or CLICK HERE to purchase in advance. 


Earlier in the 2016-17 Season:

 

The greatest hits of 1525

Thomas Tallis.  Josquin des Prez.  Christobal de Morales. Heinrich Isaac.  Claudin de Sermisy. Jacob Arcadelt. These are only some of the composers who dominated musical life in the early 16th century. Join Jouyssance as we explore the early and middle Renaissance, and present early (and beloved) examples of such great genres as madrigals, chansons and Lieder.

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Master
10931 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles

Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 4 p.m.
Church of the Angels
1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena

Tickets
$25 General Admission
$20 Seniors / SCEMS members
$15 Students
Available at the door or in advance


 

 

Frohe Weihnachten!
A German Christmas

Continuing our Twelfth Night tradition, Jouyssance will celebrate Christmas and Epiphany with a concert straight out of a Medieval / Renaissance Christkindlmarkt.  Join us as we sing joyous music both familiar and rare by such composers as Hildegard, Hassler, Schutz and Praetorius. Orlando di Lasso, who toiled at the opulent Munich court of Maximillian I, will also be featured.

Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
10750 Ohio Ave., Westwood

Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Church of the Angels
1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena

Tickets
$25 General Admission
$20 Seniors / SCEMS members
$15 Students
Available at the door or in advance

 


March at the Muckenthaler

Jouyssance returns to Orange County, singing in the beautiful and historic gallery at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton.  The group will present a varied concert focusing on music in the early part of the 16th century -- a time of tremendous religious upheaval in Europe. Music of giants like Josquin, Goudimel, Tallis, and others will be featured.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton

Tickets (available online and at the door):
$25 / $16 student & senior / $12.50 Muckenthaler member

fourth annual early music singalong:
MadriGals, Chansons and Lieder, oh my!

In what has become a beloved annual tradition, audience members become the choir as Artistic Director Nicole Baker leads the group in a selection of familiar madrigals, chansons and Lieder.  We'll provide the music, you provide your voice!  Dr. Baker will coach singers in a reading of works by Lasso, Gastoldi, Monteverdi, Arcadelt, Gibbons, and Isaac interspersed with notes on performance style and early music history.  Coaching will be followed by a reception for workshop participants. New this year: the Singalong will conclude with a free informal “performance” of the workshop repertoire, open to the public.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3 p.m.
(Workshop performance open to public at 4:45 p.m.)
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
3590 Grand View Blvd., West Los Angeles

Registration Required:

In order to ensure that you have the proper score for this event, CLICK HERE to register by April 20, 2017! You will be given an option to print your own scores prior to the event ($20 admission to Singalong) or pick yours up at the door ($25 admission to the Singalong).  Admission fees collected at the door (cash, check or charge).

Group rates available for groups of six or more.  High school students attend free!