PORTLAND — Renaissance Voices will present “Sing Care Away! Madrigals Old and New” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St.

The 21 voices of Portland’s premier a cappella ensemble, directed by Harold Stover, will perform works by Carlo Gesualdo, Luca Marenzio, Thomas Morley, and Andreas Pevernage of the group’s namesake period. Madrigals by four contemporary composers, Carson Cooman, Jay Althouse, David Dickau and Maggie Furtak, will round out the program. As is their custom, the music will be interspersed with readings by individual singers.

Renaissance Voices has been performing in Maine since 1994 and the group has performed live on Maine Public Radio. Stover, internationally known organist and distinguished composer, has led the group for the past 15 years.

Admission costs $15 at the door. Discount tickets are available for $12 through Friday, May 6, at Starbird Music or Longfellow Books in Portland and at The Book Review in Falmouth, or online at www.renaissancevoices.net. Admission for students costs $5 at the door only with a valid student ID. The audience is invited to a reception following the concert.

There will be an encore performance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Fifth Maine Museum on Peaks Island

FMI: 207-729-4958.


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