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The Medieval Miracle: Melody Into Harmony.

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Pomerium12March2020 webAlexander Blachly ~ director
Kristina Boerger & Michèle Eaton ~ sopranos
Garrett Eucker, Michael Steinberger & Christopher Preston Thompson ~ tenors
Thomas McCargar & Peter Stewart ~ baritones

The thirteenth century produced the first clearcut examples of independent melodies sounding together to create harmony — the defining feature of Western polyphony for the next three centuries. Our program follows this development from ca. 1250 to the dawn of the Renaissance in music for two, three, and four voices.

The vocal ensemble Pomerium, founded by Alexander Blachly in New York in 1972, specializes in music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Over the years Pomerium has released sixteen recordings that feature works by Du Fay, Ockeghem, Busnoys, Josquin, Isaac, Costanzo Festa, Giaches de Wert, and Gesualdo — the most recent of which was Musical Games of the Renaissance in 2019.

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1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

In person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan

Live stream details: You can watch it on your computer in any of two places by clicking on the name you wish: our website or YouTube.

GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.