The Rose Ensemble Celebrates St. Francis of Assisi Through Music
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The last date listed for The Rose Ensemble - Il Poverello was Friday September 23, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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See three of New Jersey's top choreographers paired with three of the state's most exciting dance companies as the NJ State Council on the Arts presents its Choreography Fellowship Showcase at SOPAC. Works from NJSCA Choreography Fellowship Recipients Randy James, Lydia Johnson and Erin Carlisle Norton will be showcased in this homegrown display of world-class choreography and dance talent. A Q&A session with the choreographers will follow performances of their work by the all-male dance company 10 Hairy Legs, the ballet-meets-contemporary take of Lydia Johnson Dance, and the highly visual stylings of The Moving Architects. Learn More
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Reawakening the ancient through imaginative performances of vocal music and with historical instruments, the internationally acclaimed Rose Ensemble connects individuals to past worlds with stories of spirituality and humanity, and honors the musical legacy that has shaped the lives of real people throughout the ages and across cultures.
During his lifetime, Francis pursued a life of simplicity and became known as il poverello, “the poor one.” The patron saint of animals and ecology, he is arguably one of the best known medieval saints. But beyond garden statues and the Prayer of St. Francis (which, by the way, he didn’t write), how much do we really know? This joyful program features centuries of hymns, dances and motets in honor of the “hippie saint,” as well as early Italian spiritual songs and light-hearted readings by and about Francis himself. Includes the full force of 12 voices plus harp, riqq, dumbek, hurdy gurdy, psaltery and recorder. This program features special guest artist Isacco Colombo, joining us all the way from Italy to lend his sensational skills on medieval Italian bagpipes, shawm, fife and tabor.