Franklin Pierce University Performances by Lachrimae

Nov 20, 2013

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Lachrimae, the early music group of Franklin Pierce University, will be performing at three different venues during the month of December. “Welcome, Yule!” will be performed on Dec. 6, at the Mariposa Museum; Dec. 8, at the First Congregational Church of Rindge; and Dec. 9, in Cheney Hall on Franklin Pierce’s Rindge campus. All performances begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

“Welcome, Yule!” features several Christmas works from the Middle Ages, including two of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, a collection of several hundred pieces in Galician-Portuguese collected by King Alfonso the Wise in the 13th century. Renaissance music includes “Green Groweth the Holly” by King Henry VIII and two French carols, “Noël Nouvelet” and “Il est né.” Four solo songs from Shakespeare’s time, and the popular “Gloucestershire Wassail” will also be performed, accompanied by recorders, rebec, harp, and harpsichord.

Lachrimae is a small, select group of singers and players who specialize in the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The group was founded in 1979 and has been performing continually in the Monadnock Region ever since.

Please note that there is free parking near Cheney Hall on the Rindge campus for the Dec. 9 performance.

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