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Huntsville, AL 35805  |  256-534-3131

Brownsboro, AL 35741 | 256-203-2951 

Valley Conservatory


St. Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church

222 Jefferson Street, North
Huntsville, AL 35801

Sunday, September 16, 2018
4:00 P.M.

The Valley Conservatory Early Music Festival

Dr. Beatrice Renee Collins-Williams, Director

The Valley Conservatory Early Music Festival Concert will consist of performances by the VCEMF Artists, the Mockingbird Ensemble and the Rocket City Viols.  Works to be performed will include:


Concerto in g minor for Recorder, Oboe, Bassoon and Harpscihord Antonio Vivaldi
Suite in D Major for Violin, Oboe, Bassoon and Harpsichord Antoine Dornel
Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen    Heinrich Isaac
In Nomine No. 1  William Byrd
Prelude:  II faut jouer cecy d’un Mouvemen fort lent Louis Couperin
Chaconne Henry Purcell
Sonata La Monica Biaggio Marini
Passacaille from the opera Armide  Jean-Baptiste Lully


Valley Conservatory Early Music Festival (VCEMF) Artists

Drew Sarette, Violin

Donna Ruiz, Violin

Arielle Rush, Violin

Lara Lay, Oboe

Susan Dura, Bassoon/Recorder

Kevin Lay, Viola da Gamba

Dorothy Maguire, Viola da Gamba

Janet McTigue, Harpsichord

Rolf Goebel, Harpsichord/Organ


The Mockingbird Ensemble

The Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble was formed in 2003 by enthusiastic proponents of the historically informed presentation of music created before 1750. Based in Oxford, Mississippi, they perform on recreations of period instruments.  These instruments include recorders, viole da gamba, harp, baroque guitar, psaltery, crumhorn, and harpsichord.

Members of the Mockingbird Ensemble are Irene Kaufmann, recorders, Susan Marchant, viola da gamba and recorders, Ronald Vernon, viola da gamba and recorders, and D. Warren Steel, recorders, harpsichord, organ, and baroque guitar.

Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble - Home


Rocket City Viols

Kevin Lay, Jack Myer, Rachel Gregory, Dorothy Maguire, Suzanne Beaudry


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