Cara Lieurance

Local Music
12:58 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Cor Cantiamo will sing new music, spirituals at sacred fest

Director Eric Johnson talks to Cara Lieurance about Cor Cantiamo's upcoming concert at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, scheduled for Sunday afternoon in the First Presbyterian Church of Kalamazoo.

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12:33 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Fretwork to present Elizabethan age concert

Fretwork
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The viol ensemble Fretwork, on a rare tour to the Midwest, is celebrating the music of John Dowland, songwriter, lutenist, and one of the the greatest composers of the Elizabethan age. 

Founding member Richard Boothby tells Cara Lieurance about the composer's personality and his travels and travails across the continent in the 16th century.

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1:21 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Golosa, the Russian folk choir, will perform at sacred music fest

Golosa
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The University of Chicago-based choir Golosa was founded in the 1990s to explore Russian folk repertoire, especially that of the Old Believers, an isolated community who split from the Russian Orthodox church in the 17th century. 

Choir member Anaïs Ahmed tells Cara Lieurance about what drew her into the music. Ms. Ahmed describes the full-voiced sound as a hair-raising sensation. They also discuss learning Russian pronunciation and the poetry of the songs. 

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10:32 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Joel Mabus conjures up 'Pepper's Ghost and Other Banjo Visitations'

Joel Mabus
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As heard on WMUK's Let's Hear It, Joel Mabus joins Cara Lieurance in WMUK's Takeda Studio to play tunes and songs and chat about his most recent recording project, Pepper's Ghost and Other Banjo Visitations.

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7:34 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

New director Greg Jasperse on Gold Company/GCII's 'Sneak Pre-Boo'

Greg Jasperse
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Greg Jasperse, who recently became Director of  Vocal Jazz at Western Michigan University, talks about Gold Company and GCII's "Sneak Preview" concert with Cara Lieurance.

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