The Orleans Renaissance Group hosted world renowned A Capella artists Anonymous 4 who premiered their new program, Marie & Marion:
Motets & Songs from the Montpellier Codex, Thursday, April 4th, 2013, in the historic sanctuary of St. Mary's RC Church, Medina, NY.
Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound.
The ensemble has performed on major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, including appearances at Tanglewood, Wolftrap, BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival and the Brisbane Biennial. Enchanted both by their live performances and by their eighteen recordings of medieval, contemporary, and American music, Anonymous 4′s listeners have bought nearly two million copies of the group’s albums on the harmonia mundi label.
The Orleans Renaissance Group is very grateful for the generosity of the following who made Anonymous 4's performance possible :
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Krenning • The Greycliffe String Quartet • Medina Business Association • An Anonymous Donor • Mrs. Patricia Kennedy • Mr. William Hungerford • Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Madejski • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sanderson • Bank of Castile • Mrs. Marcia Touhey • Mr. & Mrs. Lance Mark • Mr. & Mrs Ronald Furness • Ms. Barbara Filipiak • Ms. Sherill Cavers • NYSCA & GO Art
Anonymous 4 in Medina was also made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
A special thank you for the support of the following: Holy Trinity Parish (St. Mary's R.C. Church), Alliance Artist Management, The Print Shop, The Book Shoppe, A. M. Smith Group, Roxy's Music Store, The String House, Zambistro, The Shirt Factory Cafe, WNED Buffalo, The Journal Register, The Batavia Daily, Events Coordinator Chris Busch, Adam Tabelski, Lynne Menz, Brigette Yaxley, Ric Jones, Aaron Grabowski, Paul-Joseph Struckmann, Kathy Blackburn, Cindy Robinson, Roberta Furness, Jean Benson, Skip Draper, Kathleen Rooney Communications & Genesee Orleans Regional Arts Council.
Proceeds from this concert will go towards the restoration of Bent's Opera House. Thank you, Anonymous 4 and all who attended!