Piping Rock Singers
MADRIGALS, MOTETS, AND MERRYMENT
Friday, February 17 | 7:00 p.m.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
The Piping Rock Singers presents Madrigals, Motets and Merryment, an evening of rarely heard street song style madrigals and beloved favorites. The program combines featured works by Dering, Gibbons and Janequin with a sampling of madrigals by other treasured Renaissance composers.
The Piping Rock Singers were formed in 1995 by a group of like-minded Houstonian church choir musicians who love the repertoire of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The organization is directed by Kevin Clarke and dedicated to increasing the familiarity, understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the wealth of beautiful sacred and secular music composed from c. 900 to 1750. The Piping Rock Singers presents several concerts per year to diverse audiences in a wide variety of venues. Although a significant portion of its repertoire is performed a cappella, period instrument accompaniment is included where appropriate. Many of the organization’s concerts include an educational component and some feature detailed lectures on the group of works being performed. The Piping Rock Singers also make recordings, focusing on lesser-known, rarely heard music from those periods.