“The Spirit of France” with The Yale Voxtet and The Sebastians

Event time: 
Friday, November 17, 2023 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Sprague Memorial Hall (SMH ), Morse Recital Hall See map
470 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Join us in Yale School of Music’s Sprague Hall for The Yale Voxtet’s fall concert, “The Spirit of France.” The Voxtet will be joined by guest ensemble, The Sebastians. The program includes:

Charpentier’s Couronne de fleurs, H 486
Purcell’s Ye tuneful muses, Z 344
Lully’s Regina coeli from Petits motets, LWV 77/12

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Yale Voxtet are students of Yale professor James Taylor and are candidates for graduate degrees in voice. The select group of eight singers specializes in early music, oratorio, and chamber ensemble. In addition to performing a variety of chamber music programs each year, the group sings, tours, and records as part of Yale Schola Cantorum.

The Sebastians are a dynamic and vital musical ensemble specializing in music of the baroque and classical eras. Lauded as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today). I Care If You Listen praised the ensemble’s “beautifully-nuanced playing and thoughtful expressivity” in their début album, calling the recording a “technical and timbral tour-de-force.”

Open to: 
General Public