Timothy Kendall, Music Director
Elizabeth Pontiff, Associate Conductor
Collegium Cantorum, performing in the greater Washington, D.C. area since 1986, specializes in "large forms for small choirs", and draws most of its repertory from the masterworks of medieval and Renaissance Europe.
Its performances, generally open to the public free of charge, are presented under the auspices of Cantare, Inc., a small, tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization.
We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of
The Arlington Community Church
Saint Alban's Episcopal Church
Saint Dunstan's Episcopal Church
Early Music DC
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Mary and Elizabeth
Medieval and Renaissance Polyphonic Masterworks by
Gilbert Banaster, Pierre de la Rue, Guillaume DuFay,
John Dunstaple, Robert Parsons, and Peter Philips,
and Gregorian Chant by the ever-popular Anonymous.
On this program we present Gilbert Banaster's
O Maria et Elizabeth,
composed for the wedding in 1486 of
King Henry VII of England to Lady Elizabeth of York.
Considerable research has found no evidence that this work
has ever before been performed in the United States.
Voluntary contribution of $20 suggested, but
Admission is Free.
Inappropriate for small children; school-age children welcome.
In case of severe weather, civic emergency, etc., please check this page
for announcements of cancellation or postponement.