Populars songs in European Renaissance
Our best seller. Itʼs a concert with a huge visual and theatrical component. The repertoire comprises villanelle and French Renaissance chansons by composers active in the second half of fifteenth century and during the sixteenth century. For four voices a cappella, with original choreography by the Ring Around Quartet.
This is a concert-show that you should not only listen to but see as well. The four singers are not dressed in tuxedoes standing behind music stands, but thy wear light clothes and are bare foot, wich accentuates the dance steps, acting while they sing, playing with the music and the lyrics, making use of both movement and facial expression. In some way they recreate the atmoshere of court entertainment, with very stricking moments, making the audience relive a music repertoire that is often reserved only to the initiated, taking an enthusiastic, theatrical approach.
Instead of following a time or theme logic, the programme is built around rhytms, atmospheres and tones, making listening both varied and pleasing. There are pieces by Italian, Franco-Flemish and English composers that have a humourous tone which alternate with pieces full of lyricism and masterpieces of the French descriptive-onomatopeic genre.
Ring Around Quartet
Vera Marenco (soprano)
Manuela Litro (contralto)
Umberto Bartolini (tenore)
Alberto Longhi (baritono)