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MIRA Early Music Ensemble April 15 at UVa Chapel

MIRA Early Music Ensemble
Saturday April 15 at the UVa Chapel

WTJU, in conjunction with Sylvan Productions offers Charlottesville an early music presentation by the new Renaissance period vocal ensemble, MIRA. It will be held on Saturday, April 15 at 7:30, and will feature works by Purcell, Byrd, Tomkins and the great "Miserere" by Allegri, which was written specifically for Good Friday.

MIRA is a sixteen voice chamber group, composed primarily of professional and semi-professional musicians and directed by long time director and performer Debbie Hunter. The group, which is based in Charlottesville, was formed in the summer of 2005, and gave its first performance at the Gravity Lounge in December to a packed house and great response. Future plans include a summer concert at St. Paul's Memorial church, evensong at the National Cathedral and an England tour in 2007.

Debbie Hunter has been music director at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Greenwood for over 20 years, and while wearing her early music hat has worked with the Tallis Scholars, Custer LaRue, Rosa Lamoreax, and crossover group, Hesperus. She is also the music director of groups in several other genres, such as The Jefferson Consort (baroque instrumental) and Fearless Leader (folk-rock), and has composed a number of vocal works.

This concert will benefit the grassroots concert series organization "Affordable yet Great Music", committed to providing just what it says to various communities.

The cost will be a donation of $5.00 for students and $7.00 for adults. For more information, please call 977-5784.

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