Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012
This internationally award-winning choral ensemble will present an innovative program called “Land of Three Faiths: Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians, and Muslims.”
Founded in 1996 and based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, The Rose Ensemble reawakens the ancient with vocal music that strives to stir the emotions, challenge the mind, and lift the spirit. Each performance illuminates centuries of rarely heard repertoire, bringing to modern audiences research from the world’s manuscript libraries and fresh perspectives on history, languages, politics, religion and world cultures and traditions. With nine critically acclaimed recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs, the group has thrilled audiences across the United States and Europe with repertoire spanning 1,000 years and over 25 languages, including new research in Hawaiian, Swedish, Middle Eastern and American vocal traditions.
• “An almost supernatural blend of voices” ----Early Music America Magazine
• “They absolutely raise the roof!” -----American Record Guide