Join the Mirandola Ensemble as they perform, "Jewel of the Baroque", a program featuring anthems of Henry Purcell, excerpts of Claudio Monteverdi's Sestina and sacred works of Jean-Baptiste Lully.
The Mirandola Ensemble is performing at 2 p.m. in the Narthex of St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School in Waverly, IA.
The Mirandola Ensemble was established in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2011. The group is a professional choral ensemble that is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of choral music, the notion of choral music as “high art” in the Western tradition, and the aesthetics of the Renaissance.
The Mirandola Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization and has served multiple years as a Class Notes Artist-in-Residence for Classical Minnesota Public Radio.
The group’s name comes from the esteemed Renaissance philosopher, Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola (1463-1494), who wrote in his sentimental treatise “Oration on the Dignity of Man”: "[Adam,] to you is granted the power, contained in your intellect and judgment, to be reborn into the higher forms, the divine."
The Mirandola Ensemble has been inspired by Mirandola’s philosophy to not take life too seriously. They believe that vocal music should be not only entertaining and fun, but also enlightening. They aims for the highest standards in vocal music performance through the use of the most recent scholarships and elite professionals in the field today.
The group is comprised of the vocalists Nick Chalmers, artistic director and tenor; Andrew Kane,baritone; Matthew Culloton, bass; Clara Osowski, alto; Alyssa Anderson, mezzo soprano;Chelsie Propst, soprano; Hannah Armstrong Stanke, soprano; Krista Costin, mezzo-soprano;Brody Krogman, bass-baritone; Ben Kunkel, classical guitarist and Christopher Ganza, a continuo.
The group’s studio albums “Unquiet Thoughts: The Lute Songs of John Dowland” and “Nymphs & Angels” are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other streaming music services.