Collegium past performances

Aromata: Sweet Spices in a Selection of Tudor Masterworks, guest directed by Pau Rius Valor (April 26, 2018)

Heinrich Isaac: Hofkomponist to Emperor Maximilian I, featuring the Missa Virgo Prudentissima (May 5, 2017)

Seasonal Music across Four Centuries, Concert for the Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE) and the Wasch Faculty Center for Retired Faculty (April 19, 2017)

WesFest: Cyclical Unity, performed alongside percussion and laptop ensembles (April 13, 2017)

Stillat in Stellam Radium: Seasonal Music from Medieval and Renaissance England, invited concert at Essex Meadows (November 22, 2014)

Murderous Passions: Music from Hampton Court & Renaissance Naples, featuring John Taverner’s Western Wind Mass (April 29, 2014)

Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday, invited by Connecticut Humanities to perform for a special event at NoRA Cupcake, Middletown (April 23, 2014)

Thou Knowest, Lord, the Secrets of Our Hearts, funeral music from the 17th and 18th centuries (May 5, 2012)

Afternoon Choral Music, invited guests at the Wasch Center for Retired Faculty, Wesleyan University (November 30, 2011)

Alvin Lucier, Six Geometries, invited performance at Alvin Lucier: A Celebration, Wesleyan University (November 5, 2011)

Byrd, Mass in Four Voices, seasonal motets, and appropriate chants for the first Sunday after Easter, performed at the invitation of the Wesleyan campus ministry (May 1, 2011)

Et Tenebræ Factæ Sunt: A Sung Liturgy, including music by Victoria, Anerio, and Morley for the Good Friday Service at Wesleyan University (April 22, 2011)

In the Midst of Life: Media vita (1558) by John Sheppard and music for Compline by Thomas Tallis and William Byrd (December 10, 2010)

Swan Song for an Empress (1605): Requiem Mass by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) with appropriate chant propers (May 2, 2009)

Wolcum Yole! Songs and Carols from Medieval England and France: Perotin, Viderunt omnes, English music from the 13th, 14th, and 15th centuries, Benjamin Britten, Ceremony of Carols (December 7, 2008)

To the Merry Disposed to Sing: pieces relating to Travel, Trade, and Translation in Early-Modern Europe, for the New England Renaissance Conference, 2008 (October 10, 2008)

Medieval Musical Worlds: Guillaume de Machaut, Messe de Nostre Dame, early organum, and works by Michael Finnissy and Arvo Pärt (May 4, 2008)

Music for the Capilla Flamenca: Songs, motets, and a L’homme armé mass from the court of Charles V (1500-1558) (May 6, 2007)

Cantiones sacrae: Underground Music in Tudor England: music from the recusant community, forbidden texts and secret worship (May 4, 2006)

Ockeghem, Missa Au travail suis: 15th-century mass performed from original notation; incorporated in the liturgy for Catholic Mass at Wesleyan University (May 8, 2005)

Sound the Trumpet: Music from 17th-century England: a program including Cries of London; songs inspired by Bedlam; birthday odes for Queen Mary as well as music for her funeral in 1695 by Purcell; concert included participation of the Wesleyan viol and recorder consorts (December 5, 2004)

Edi be thu hevene quene: Three Centuries of English Music: a program including works honouring Thomas à Becket; a song in Middle English mentioned by Chaucer in the Miller’s Tale; pieces by Power, Dunstaple, Cornysh, Tallis, and Byrd (December 6, 2003)

Music in Sacred Space: featured ensemble at symposium (November 22, 2003)

Lutheran music for Reformation Sunday: invited participation in a service at St Paul’s Church, Middletown, CT (October 26, 2003)

Fas et nefas ambulant: Music from the Age of Gothic Cathedrals: a program of music from 12th– and 13th-century France, including Notre Dame polyphony (Leonin and Perotin), troubadour songs, Aquitanian polyphony, and music from Carmina burana (May 4, 2003); 2-page article in Preview Connecticut Magazine (May, 2003) entitled “Music of the Middle Ages: Wesleyan performs golden music from Gothic cathedrals”

Chant to polyphony: a program tracing the history of a single chant from its plainsong origins through troped and polyphonic versions; performed at the Wesleyan World Music Weekend (February 22, 2003)

Palestrina, Missa Aeterna Christi Munera (May 12, 2002): 16th-century mass performed as part of the Roman Catholic liturgy at the invitation of the Wesleyan campus ministry

Passio Domini: Music for the Triduum (March 30, 2002): a program of music written for the three days leading up to Easter by 16th-century English and Italian composers, including works of Byrd, Tallis, Palestrina, and Victoria