Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing: Music for Commemoration and Remembrance

L’Académie du Roi Soleil opens its 2019-2020 season with a program entitled Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing: Music for Commemoration and Remembrance. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War and Veterans Day, the program reflects on loss, conflict, the trauma of war, and reconciliation, and features as its centerpieces Howells’ ravishing memorial motet Take Him, Earth for Cherishing and Parry’s Songs of Farewell. The texts and composers traverse the range of human history from the fourth century to the present day, including works by Elgar, MacMillan, Weelkes, and Vaughan Williams. L’Académie du Roi Soleil is delighted to present this music with an octet comprised of the country’s finest soloists and ensemble singers. The program will last approximately 75 minutes with a short intermission.

After an artistic residency at Davidson College, L’Académie du Roi Soleil presents this concert in collaboration with Davidson’s Collegium Musicum.

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Program
Robert Ramsey - How are the Mighty Fallen
Edward Elgar - They are at Rest*
Douglas Guest - For the Fallen*
Thomas Weelkes - When David Heard*
Herbert Howells - Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing

William Henry Harris - Holy is the True Light
Cuthbert H. H. Parry - Songs of Farewell
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Valiant-For-Truth
James MacMillan - O Radiant Dawn

*In collaboration with Davidson’s Collegium Musicum

Artists
Margaret Carpenter Haigh and Madeline Healey, soprano
Kim Leeds and Ashley Mulcahy, mezzo-soprano
Steven Bradshaw and Gene Stenger, tenor
Luc Kleiner and Jason Steigerwalt, bass
Nicolas Haigh, director

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing: Music for Commemoration and Remembrance

L’Académie du Roi Soleil opens its 2019-2020 season with a program entitled Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing: Music for Commemoration and Remembrance. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War and Veterans Day, the program reflects on loss, conflict, the trauma of war, and reconciliation, and features as its centerpieces Howells’ ravishing memorial motet Take Him, Earth for Cherishing and Parry’s Songs of Farewell. The texts and composers traverse the range of human history from the fourth century to the present day, including works by Elgar, MacMillan, Weelkes, and Vaughan Williams. L’Académie du Roi Soleil is delighted to present this music with an octet comprised of the country’s finest soloists and ensemble singers. The program will last approximately 75 minutes with a short intermission.

Program
Robert Ramsey - How are the Mighty Fallen
Edward Elgar - They are at Rest
Douglas Guest - For the Fallen
Thomas Weelkes - When David Heard
Herbert Howells - Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing

William Henry Harris - Holy is the True Light
Cuthbert H. H. Parry - Songs of Farewell
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Valiant-For-Truth
James MacMillan - O Radiant Dawn

Artists
Margaret Carpenter Haigh and Madeline Healey, soprano
Kim Leeds and Ashley Mulcahy, mezzo-soprano
Steven Bradshaw and Gene Stenger, tenor
Luc Kleiner and Jason Steigerwalt, bass
Nicolas Haigh, director

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Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing: Music for Commemoration and Remembrance

L’Académie du Roi Soleil opens its 2019-2020 season with a program entitled Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing: Music for Commemoration and Remembrance. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War and Veterans Day, the program reflects on loss, conflict, the trauma of war, and reconciliation, and features as its centerpieces Howells’ ravishing memorial motet Take Him, Earth for Cherishing and Parry’s Songs of Farewell. The texts and composers traverse the range of human history from the fourth century to the present day, including works by Elgar, MacMillan, Weelkes, and Vaughan Williams. L’Académie du Roi Soleil is delighted to present this music with an octet comprised of the country’s finest soloists and ensemble singers. The program will last approximately 75 minutes with a short intermission.

Ticket information
General Admission: $35
Seniors (65+ with valid ID): $20
Students (with valid ID): $5
Veterans: FREE*

Tickets available here.

*To reserve FREE Veteran tickets, please fill out this form.

Program
Robert Ramsey - How are the Mighty Fallen
Edward Elgar - They are at Rest
Douglas Guest - For the Fallen
Thomas Weelkes - When David Heard
Herbert Howells - Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing

William Henry Harris - Holy is the True Light
Cuthbert H. H. Parry - Songs of Farewell
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Valiant-For-Truth
James MacMillan - O Radiant Dawn

Artists
Margaret Carpenter Haigh and Madeline Healey, soprano
Kim Leeds and Ashley Mulcahy, mezzo-soprano
Steven Bradshaw and Gene Stenger, tenor
Luc Kleiner and Jason Steigerwalt, bass
Nicolas Haigh, director

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Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Lenten Music from the Chapelle Royale

First Presbyterian Church
617 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

Couperin - Leçons de Ténèbres pour le mercredi saint
Couperin - Magnificat
Le Sieur de Machy - works for solo gamba

Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Hannah De Priest, soprano
David Bevan Ellis, viola da gamba
Nicolas Haigh, organ

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Mar
8
3:00 PM15:00

Lenten Music from the Chapelle Royale

Christ Episcopal Church
1412 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

Couperin - Leçons de Ténèbres pour le mercredi saint
Couperin - Magnificat
Le Sieur de Machy - works for solo gamba

Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Hannah De Priest, soprano
David Bevan Ellis, viola da gamba
Nicolas Haigh, organ

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Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Treacherous Love: Passion and Vengeance in 18th Century France

Christ Episcopal Church
1412 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

Tickets: $35 General, $15 Student/Senior
Available at the door or here

Drinks reception to follow

Jean Féry Rébel - Violin Sonata No. 5
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault Medée
Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre Semelé

Cynthia Black, baroque violin
Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Nicolas Haigh, harpsichord

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Apr
25
12:30 PM12:30

Treacherous Love: Passion and Vengeance in 18th Century France

Tate Hall at Central Piedmont Community College
1206 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204

Free admission

Jean Féry Rébel - Violin Sonata No. 5
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault Medée
Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre Semelé

Cynthia Black, baroque violin
Gail Ann Schroeder, viola da gamba
Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Nicolas Haigh, harpsichord

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Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Buxtehude - Membra Jesu nostri

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
520 Summit Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Sarah Coffman, soprano
Kim Leeds, alto
Nathan Dougherty, tenor
Daniel Fridley, bass

Alan Choo, violin
Alice Culin-Ellison, violin
David Ellis, gamba
Nicolas Haigh, organ & director

Suggested donation $20/$5

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Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Buxtehude - Membra Jesu nostri

Sharon Presbyterian Church Chapel
5201 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

Margaret Carpenter Haigh, soprano
Sarah Coffman, soprano
Kim Leeds, alto
Nathan Dougherty, tenor
Daniel Fridley, bass

Alan Choo, violin
Alice Culin-Ellison, violin
David Ellis, gamba
Nicolas Haigh, organ & director

Tickets: $25 general, $15 senior/student

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