Guest Artists in Residence: Profeti della Quinta

Venues: Hollander Hall; RCAH Theatre (Room C-20) in Synder-Phillips Hall

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Profeti della Quinta

About Profeti della Quinta

The ensemble focuses on the vocal repertoire of the 16th and early 17th centuries. It aims to create vivid and expressive performances for audiences today while, at the same time, considering period performance practices. From its core of five male singers, the ensemble collaborates regularly with instrumentalists and additional singers. Musicians include: Doron Schleifer, countertenor; Roman Melish, countertenor; Lior Leibovici, tenor; Jacob Lawrence, tenor; Loïc Paulin, tenor; Elam Rotem, bass; Harpsichord & musical direction; Ori Harmelin, Chitarrone.

The Profeti della Quinta residency includes a choral master class with singers from the University Chorale and a documentary film which is followed by a discussion and performance by the ensemble.
Artist Management by Latitude 45.


Master class with University Chorale

Monday, January 27, 1:50 p.m. Hollander Hall, Music Building.
Free and open to the public.


Documentary film featuring Profeti della Quinta

Monday, January 27, 7 p.m. RCAH Theatre (Room C-20) Snyder-Phillips Hall
Free and open to the public.
Hebreo: The Search for Salomone Rossi, a 45-minute documentary film by Joseph Rochlitz. Rossi (ca. 1570-1630) was an Italian Jewish composer who worked in the ducal court of Mantua during the transition between the late Renaissance and early Baroque. His best-known work is Hashirim asher li’Shlomo (1623), the first publication of polyphony in Hebrew. The singers of Profeti della Quinta are featured in the film, which was shot on location in Mantua’s ducal palace. The singers will be on hand to perform works by Rossi following the film and to answer questions.

This event is made possible by the Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel.

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