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FREE ZOOM EVENT: Consider the Source – Reconstructing the Lienas Vespers with Ellen Hargis

Saturday, January 30: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

Convent Ensemble

Ten years ago, I began my exploration of the Newberry Library’s Mexican Choirbooks, a rare treasure from the Convento de la Encarnación in Mexico City. Five years later I began work on reconstructing the music for a Vespers service from the Choirbooks featuring compositions by native composer Juan de Lienas. Then, two years ago we recorded a CD of this music, now ready for release Feb. 5, 2021!

On Jan. 30, join me for the first in our new series of Zoom lectures “Behind the Scenes with the Newberry Consort”. I’ll give you a tour of this fascinating project, from deciphering marginal graffiti to composing missing parts and exploring the orthography of Spanish Latin!
REGISTER TODAY! ONE REGISTRATION PER PERSON, PLEASE.

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Saturday, January 30
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