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Madrigal Concert by Chamber Choir Slated for von Liebig Center

(Posted November 10, 2003)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata Chamber Choir, an ensemble comprised of singers from Juniata College and surrounding communities, will present its annual Madrigal Concert at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16 in the lobby of the von Liebig Center for Science on the Juniata campus.

The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments also will be served after the performance.

Seating is limited in the von Liebig lobby, so tickets are being made available from members of the chamber choir. Ticket holders will be guaranteed seats. Extra tickets will be available at the information desk in Ellis College Center on Nov. 12.

The concert will feature 15th and 16th century madrigals, which are Renaissance songs of love, from Italy, England, France and Germany. Selections from each country will be sung in the original language. This year?s performance marks the first time the choir has performed madrigals in a concert format.

The concert will be conducted by Janice Miller Mianulli, lecturer in music at Juniata. Mianulli also is an adjunct faculty member at Lycoming College and serves as the choir director at Grace Lutheran Church in State College, Pa.

The Juniata Chamber Choir features 24 members chosen from the Juniata student body, faculty and staff, as well as from communities surrounding the college. The ensemble will wear Renaissance costumes at the performance. The choir will be joined by the Moore Street Pro Musica, directed by Wilfred Norris, professor emeritus of physics at Juniata. The group plays authentic period instruments.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.