Echoing Air to Perform English Baroque Music

Echoing Air will perform at Saint Mary's College twice on Monday, September 17, 2012.
Echoing Air will perform at Saint Mary's
College twice on Monday, September 17.
Gwen O’Brien 
Director of Media Relations
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 284-4579

August 22, 2012 (Notre Dame, Ind.)—The Department of Music at Saint Mary's College welcomes to the College the dynamic ensemble Echoing Air for two performances on Monday, September 17 that are free and open to the public. Echoing Air, in residence at Marian University in Indianapolis, specializes in the repertoire of the English Baroque, with an emphasis on chamber works featuring countertenor voices with baroque ensemble. The ensemble is comprised of talented performers who have worked with leading proponents of early music including the Bach Ensemble, Ensemble Galilei, Musica Antiqua Köln, Ensemble Voltaire, and Chanticleer, and have performed in venues such as the Boston Early Music Festival and the Proms in London.

Both events are open to the public and will take place in Little Theatre of Moreau Center for the Arts. Click for a campus map

Hark How the Songsters

12 p.m.

The art of baroque chamber music is explored, featuring duets by England’s 17th century composer Henry Purcell for countertenors and recorders, including "Sound the Trumpet," from Come Ye Sons of Art. Solo works of Pelham Humphrey, Daniel Purcell, and Henry Lawes are also presented.

Admission: Free

An Evening with Mr. Henry Purcell

7:30 p.m.

The life and times of composer Henry Purcell, is presented in an historical perspective through readings and song, featuring Samuel Pepys and other contemporary figures.

Admission: $10 for the public, $8 for Saint Mary's College faculty/staff, and free for Saint Mary's College, University of Notre Dame, and Holy Cross College students. Go to for tickets or call the box office (574) 284-4626.

For more information about these events, email music professor Nancy Menk.

About Saint Mary’s College: Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., is a four-year, Catholic, women’s institution offering five bachelor’s degrees and more than 30 major areas of study. Saint Mary’s College has six nationally accredited academic programs: social work, art, music, teacher education, chemistry and nursing. Saint Mary's College ranks among the top 100 “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” for 2012 published by U.S.News and World Report. Founded in 1844, Saint Mary’s is a pioneer in the education of women, and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.