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Franklin Pierce University Performances by Lachrimae

November 20, 2013

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Lachrimae, the early music group of Franklin Pierce University, will be performing at three different venues during the month of December. “Welcome, Yule!” will be performed on Dec. 6, at the Mariposa Museum; Dec. 8, at the First Congregational Church of Rindge; and Dec. 9, in Cheney Hall on Franklin Pierce’s Rindge campus. All performances begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

“Welcome, Yule!” features several Christmas works from the Middle Ages, including two of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, a collection of several hundred pieces in Galician-Portuguese collected by King Alfonso the Wise in the 13th century. Renaissance music includes “Green Groweth the Holly” by King Henry VIII and two French carols, “Noël Nouvelet” and “Il est né.” Four solo songs from Shakespeare’s time, and the popular “Gloucestershire Wassail” will also be performed, accompanied by recorders, rebec, harp, and harpsichord.

Lachrimae is a small, select group of singers and players who specialize in the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The group was founded in 1979 and has been performing continually in the Monadnock Region ever since.

Please note that there is free parking near Cheney Hall on the Rindge campus for the Dec. 9 performance.



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Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission embraces an education that matters: one that achieves academic success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. Our community of educators and learners creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. We prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.

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