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On Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 4:00 The Power of Song in the Golden Age in England: The Elizabethan Era. An exploration of the music of the famous English composers. Christine Gevert will give an overview of the fascinating times during Elizabeth I's reign, in which for the first time a secular ruler was the spiritual leader of a nation. Using visual and audio examples, she will explore the genre of the English madrigal and motet through the vocal music of Elizabethan composers such as William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Thomas Morley, John Wilbye and others. Utilizing quotes from Shakespeare's "Hamlet", the talk will also showcase three motets written by a young contemporary composer commissioned by Crescendo. This presentation focuses on program to be performed by Crescendo Chorus and Viola da Gamba Ensemble titled "Elizabethan Music from the "Golden Age" in England and The Sounds of Hamlet." Christine Gevert is the founding Artistic Director of Crescendo and has performed in numerous early music festivals in the northeast, Europe and South America. MEETS AT SALISBURY TOWN HALL, 2nd FLOOR, Main Street, Salisbury.