Angelus: Sacred Early Music
Concert Series in Founders Chapel
Dr. Marianne Pfau, Director
The 'Angelus Concert Series of Sacred Early Music' was established in 2007 with a gift of Cynthia Haney, honoring the memory of her late husband Dr. Michael Haney of the USD Psychology Department and his devotion to music. Offered in the exquisite setting and splendid acoustics of USD's Founders Chapel, the series brings performances of sacred music from the Middle Ages through the Early Classical Era, featuring period instruments and historical performance practices.
Tax-decuctible donations to the "Michael & Cynthia Haney Sacred Early Music Fund" are welcome and encouraged.
About the Director
Marianne R. Pfau, Ph. D., Professor of Music
Dr. Pfau heads the music history and literature program at USD, and teaches special interdisciplinary courses with faculty from the literature, theology, philosophy, and political science departments. She received her doctorate in historical musicology from Stony Brook University in New York, with a dissertation on Hildegard von Bingen. Prior to coming to the US, she obtained graduate degrees and a solo diploma in historical performance practices and in early wind instruments from the Musikhochschule Hamburg, and holds a licentiate in music therapy from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Tuesday March 27, 2012 7:30 pm
Founders Chapel Founders Hall
The Angelus early music series at the University of San Diego presents Rita Lilly, Soprano (Bay Area), and Bach Collegium San Diego Ruben Valenzuela, Music Director. Featuring Pierre Joubert-violin, Sally Jackson-bassoon, Marianne Pfau-oboe and recorder, Ruben Valenzuela-harpsichord and organ, Heather Vorwerck-cello, and Daniel Zuluaga-theorbo. They will be joined by the USD Choral Scholars (Ed Basilio, Dir.) to perform music by Bach, Telemann, and Vivaldi. Tickets on sale at the door only. $12 General admission, $10 seniors, USD faculty, staff and alumni; $8 students with ID.
RITA LILLY (soprano) has appeared as a featured soloist with the American Boychoir, American Classical Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Artek, Bachworks, Bach Aria Group, Concert Royal, Levin Baroque Ensemble, and the New York Consort of Viols, among others. As the soprano soloist of the Waverly Consort, she toured throughout the U.S. and abroad, including performances at Alice Tully Hall and Metropolitan Museum of Art. She made her N.Y. Weill Recital Hall debut in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with Voci Angeli and has toured in recital with the renowned harpsichordist, Anthony Newman. As a relative newcomer to the Bay area, Ms. Lilly has been a featured soloist with AVE, Baroque Choral Guild (now Cantabile), California Bach Society, City Concert Opera, New Music Works, Magnificat, S.F. Concert Chorale, Chora Nova, and numerous early music concerts at MusicSources. Rita looks forward to her debut with the Catacoustic Consort of Cincinnati in January. Her recordings include three with the Waverly Consort; Handel and Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus with the American Boychoir; Scarlatti's St. Cecilia Mass on Newport Classic; Sowerby's Medieval Poem with the Fairfield Orchestra; a German Baroque Christmas with American Classical Orchestra; Orff's Carmina Burana with the S.F. Concert Chorale, andPalestrina for Eight Voices with the Schola Adventus.
Heinavanker (Tallinn, Estonia)
A program of Estonian religious songs and the sacred music
of Ockeghen, a 15th century Renaissance master.
October 19, 2010
Andrea Anderson: Organ Recital
October 9, 2009
In Mulieribus [Portland, OR]
Medieval Music for Lent
March 27, 2009
Humanities Colloquium prior to Concert, in Founders Chapel: 7:00-7:50pm
"Sacred Sounds: Echoes from the Past."
Anna Song, the director of In Mulieribus, in conversation with Dr. Marianne Pfau
RUDOLPH KELBER [Hamburg, Germany]
Baroque Organ Music
from St. Jacob's
Feb 21, 2009
"My Only Comfort: Music of J.S. Bach"
March 3, 2007