‘VITA VOCI’ PERFORMS SONGS OF SHAKESPEARE WITH ENGLISH FOLKSONGS AND MADRIGALS AT THE LIVERMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Vita Voci, an eight-person vocal ensemble, will present music set to the texts of Shakespeare. The musical settings span the 14th-21st centuries from England’s Bennet and Vaughan Williams to Denmark’s Jeppesen, Finland’s Mäntyjärvi and America’s Matthew Harris. This delightful and enriching program will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA. This program is free for everyone.
The Vita Voci ensemble sings a variety of music without instrumental accompaniment. Their repertoire spans Motets, Madrigals and Ayres of the high Renaissance, as well as early Baroque to 20th century a capella works and novelties.
Vita Voci literally means life voices, and this ensemble makes music the old fashioned way—breath and folds, lips and teeth and tongue and all.
Singing together since 2012, the members of Vita Voci are: Lucy Hair and Susan Moreno, soprano; Susan Anderson and Sally Mote-Yaffe, alto; Mark Rose and John Mark Carter, tenor; Kurt Haller and David Yaffe, bass. It is their pleasure to share such sweet sorrows, sighs, and smiles that only vocal music brings.
This program is part of the Friends Authors and Arts Series, supported by the Friends of the Livermore Library.