The Rose Ensemble will present the program "Voices of Angels: Benedictine Gregorian Chant and Choral Music from Baroque Italy" Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 322 Fulton St.
This program of vocal works by 17th-century nuns and monks from Milan and Bologna features the Rose Ensemble’s eight singers as well as guest instrumentalists Paula Fagerberg, Baroque triple harp, and Michael Asmus, organ.
The musicians of the ensemble will be featured in solos, duets and trios as well as in works for double choir by composers such as Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana (1590-1662), Caterina Assandra (1590-1618), Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678), Serafino Patta (fl. 1606-1619), and Serafino Cantone (fl. 1580-1627).
The program was researched in Rome, Sienna, and Bologna by the Rose Ensemble’s founder/artistic director Jordan Sramek.
Several pieces of plainchant in honor of St. Benedict and his twin sister, St. Scholastica, were transcribed by Sramek from original medieval manuscripts.
Tickets for the concert cost $15, $10 for seniors and students, and free for Children 12 and younger.
For more information go to RoseEnsemble.org.