Most Noble and Excellent Women
This title is a play on Lucrezia Marinella's feminist treatise "The Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects and Vices of Men," published in 1600. This concert will feature Renaissance music written by composers working for powerful women, or by women themselves - including sacred and secular works from England, Italy, France, and Spain, highlighting Thomas Tallis' magnificent 'Gaude Gloriosa' and William Byrd's joyous 'Magnificat' from The Great Service.
Juan del Encina Amor con fortuna
Pierre de La Rue Mijn hert altijd heeft verlanghen
Claude le Jeune Revecy venir du printans
Pierre de La Rue Pourquoi non
Thomas Tallis Gaude gloriosa Dei Mater
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Claudin de Sermisy Jouyssance vous donneray
Madalena Casulana Se scior si vede il laccio
Sulpitia Cesis Cantate Domino
Raphaela Aleotta Exsurgat Deus
Raphaela Aleotta Ego flos campi
William Byrd Magnificat, from the 'Great Service'
"[I] want to show the world, as much as I can in this profession of music, the vain error of men that they alone possess the gifts of intellect and artistry, and that such gifts are never given to women."
-Madalena Casulana, to Isabella de’ Medici, 1568
Complimentary parking is located in the U-Park parking garage at Skyline at First Hill. The entrance to the garage is located on Columbia Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
Sine Nomine is a Seattle-based, auditioned, mixed-voice, chamber choir conducted by Anne Lyman. We specialize in the fine performance of early music, including sacred and secular works from all regions. Sine Nomine Renaissance Choir was founded in 2008 by conductor Gary D. Cannon and singer/manager Pamela Silimperi. The ensemble’s repertoire ranges from the late Medieval to the Baroque, with special emphasis on Renaissance works of the 15th and 16th centuries. Most of the participants in Sine Nomine also sing in other choruses, ranging from church choirs to semi-professional ensembles.
ABOUT OUR DIRECTOR:
Anne E. Lyman, DMA (2016–present) serves as Artistic Director of Sine Nomine, Director of Choral Activities at Tacoma Community College, Artistic Director of the Seattle Bach Choir, and Director of Music at Skyline Presbyterian Church in Tacoma. She is the founding and artistic director of The Tacoma Early Music Ensemble (formerly Canonici), which has performed throughout the Puget Sound region and hosts the annual Tacoma Early Music Workshop. She is also the President-Elect of the American Choral Directors Association, Washington region. Dr. Lyman’s primary musical and scholarly pursuits include the Franco-Flemish school of Josquin Desprez, the vocal works of Peter Philips and other English recusant musicians, and early 17th-century German sacred music. Her performance and research have been generously supported by grants through the Fulbright Foundation, the Stanley Foundation, the Belgian American Education Foundation, and the Tacoma Arts Commission. Dr. Lyman has conducted choirs throughout the United States and holds degrees from The College of Wooster, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Iowa and the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. Dr. Lyman lives in Tacoma, WA with her husband Zach, son Milo and daughter Eleanor.
Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle
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