This will be the final concert performance of the Assumption College Band for the school year. In addition to performing works from the major concert band repertoire the performance will be highlighted with featured performances by several instrumental ensembles and soloists.
The Assumption College Chorale in its final concert of the season will present a performance of varied choral works.. The Chorale is directed by Dr. Michelle Graveline and accompanied by Mr. Brett Maguire. This event is free and open to the public.
Yarina is a band of siblings dedicated to preserving and sharing the ancestral culture of the indigenous people of the Andes. Their music transports audiences to a place wrapped in spellbinding beauty by artfully blending the ancient rhythms of its culture with original compositions that incorporate elements from various western musical styles.
Yarina, which means “remembrance” in the native Kichwa language of the indigenous people of Ecuador, has since its inception committed itself to maintaining musical excellence. Its concerts are hauntingly sensual listening experiences, but also displays of musical versatility, with more than 40 different instruments employed by band members, from the native windpipe and flute to the violin and a wide range of percussive instruments.
Yarina’s musicianship earned the group the title “Best World Music Recording” at the 2005 Native American Music Awards and “Best Folk Music Recording” at the 2005 Indian Summer Music Awards. Both were for its latest and fifth album, Nawi.
Organ Recital by LORETO ARAMENDI-Main organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ (1863) of the Santa Maria Basilica, San Sebastián, Spain
The Bach Consort of Worcester continues its J. S. Bach series with the celebrated Brandenburg concertos #3 and #6. Also on the program will be the famous A minor violin concerto of J. S. Bach, with Peter Sulski as violin soloist. Program
The Festival of Lessons and Carols, a tradition originating in nineteenth century England, has been celebrated at Assumption College as a worship service for the Advent/Christmas Season and features both biblical readings and sung carols. This year, the theme of Lessons and Carols is “Ancient to Modern,” a celebration of the season of advent through the ages.
The Assumption College Band under the direction of its conductor, Bruce Hopkins, will be performing a concert of familiar Holiday repertoire along with its regular concert selections in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Featured will be different instrumental ensembles as well as soloists from the Band. This concert is free and open to the public.
The Assumption String Camerata will present music of Mozart, Corelli and Winters on Thursday December 1st. The ensemble is now in its tenth year of presenting the great string ensemble repertoire. This performance is free and open to the public.
The Assumption College HumanArts series presents an organ recital featuring Pr. Dr. Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet. The program will include French music from the Romantic period to the 20th century (Widor, Franck, Tournemire, Duruflé, Dufourcet, Hakim), completed by an improvisation on Gregorian chant proper to the liturgical time. Please join us for a reception immediately following performance in the Lauring Community Room. This event is free and open to the public.
The Bach Consort of Worcester
A FEAST OF BAROQUE CONCERTOS
The Bach Consort of Worcester returns to open the 2016-2017 HumanArts series with a guest artist on the Baroque recorder, Héloïse Degrugillier. The Consort will also be continuing their series of concerti grossi, featuring Handel’s Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 1, and Corelli’s Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 7.
This concert is free and open to the public.