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Vocal ensemble Amarcord returns to APSU for community concert

1/27/2012

           CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – One of the premier vocal ensembles in the world, Amarcord, is returning to Clarksville at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17, for a Clarksville Community Concert Association performance at the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communication Building’s Concert Hall.

            The ensemble, which last appeared locally in 2005, is known for its diverse repertoire of music, from medieval plainsong to madrigals and Renaissance masses to compositions and cycles of works of the European Romantic period and the 20th century, all the way up to rock, pop, soul and jazz hits.

           Amarcord’s concert programming is often strongly focused on a cappella works, but the ensemble also regularly performs with such noted artists and groups as the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Lautten Compagney, Cappella Sagittariana, the Leipzig String Quartet and the KlazzBrothers. 

          The group has won numerous awards at international competitions, including Tolosa in Spain, Tampere in Finland and Pohlheim in Germany, as well as the 1st Choir Olympiad in the Austrian city of Linz. In 2002, the ensemble won the German Music Competition, and in 2004, Amarcord became the first group of singers to be awarded the Ensemble Prize at the Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Festival.
             Tickets to the Feb. 17 event, which is co-sponsored by the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, are $25 for adults and $5 for non-APSU students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.clarksvillemusic.org or by phone at 931-552-6093.