Here’s a look at our previous concerts….
October 12, 2018 – Solis
Motets and Madrigals from the Renaissance Era – Music for Five Voices (Mostly)
Unique in the Denver metropolitan region, Solis is a vocal ensemble consisting of five male voices focusing on music of the Renaissance and modern period. The singers bring a joy of music to their audiences and have brought both early music and popular tunes to young and old alike. Solis performs in churches, concert venues, and works in collaboration with other arts organizations.
The group was established in 2016 with the name Uomini Vecchi. Solis continues to use a vocal lineup of soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass. This unique set of five male voices lends itself to music of the Renaissance as well as modern arrangements of popular tunes. The extreme vocal range of the ensemble makes listening to their recordings and attending their concerts fascinating opportunities for lovers of music from all times and places.
Solis is working toward becoming a repertory ensemble for performances of new music written specifically for them. New pieces by up-and-coming young composers as well as published and well-established composers will be added to the groups repertoire. The singers are currently undertaking a recording project of the entire vocal motets of the Renaissance composer Orazio Vecchi, most of which have never been performed, let alone recorded.
Jonathan Raabe, countertenor
John Boggs, countertenor
Jim Gatch, tenor
Brian du Fresne, baritone and Music Director
Maxwell McKee, bass
Sicut Cervus – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Lord to Thee I Make My Moan – Thomas Weelkes (1575-1623)
Velociter exaudi me – Orazio Vecchi (1550-1605)
Assumpta est Maria
Alleluia, laudem dicite
Ave Virgo gratiosa
Omnis virtus te decorat
Domine, quando veneris
Weep, O Mine Eyes – John Bennet (1575-1614)
Lasciate mi morire – Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Zefiro torna (6th Book of Madrigals)
Jaime la pierre precieuse – Claude le Jeune (1528-1600)
Il est bel et bon – Pierre Passereau (1509-1547)