The Rose Ensemble

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Il Poverello

Exploring the Life and Deeds of St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, February 5, 2016
8:00 PM Concert • 7:30 PM Pre-Concert Lecture
First Congregational Church

The Rose Ensemble takes a journey across the rustic countryside of Umbria and Tuscany to
the spectacular churches of Florence and Rome. This joyful program features centuries of hymns, dances, and motets, as well as early Italian-language spiritual songs and lighthearted readings about and written by Francis himself.

Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Šrámek, The Rose Ensemble has achieved an international reputation as a premier American early music ensemble. Each performance illuminates centuries of rarely heard repertoire, bringing to modern audiences research from the world’s manuscript libraries and fresh perspectives on history, culture, politics and spirituality from around the globe. With 10 critically acclaimed recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs, the group has thrilled audiences across the United States and Europe with repertoire spanning 1,000 years and more than 25 languages.

…’Il Poverello’ held the audience’s attention from beginning to end through the Rose Ensemble’s clever arrangement of materials and the near-perfection of their execution. Beautiful, in-tune and well-balanced singing was matched with astonishing instrumental playing…


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The Rose Ensemble performing February 5, 2016


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