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Collegium Musicum

Directed by Julie Harris

Dec. 1 at 8 p.m.
March 28 at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $12 Adults - $9 Students/Seniors
Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only)

Part of the 2017 Taking Flight Festival


O Lord, turn not away thy face                                       Thomas Ravenscroft (c.1582-c.1635)

(A round for four voices)


Ave verum corpus                                                         William Byrd (c.1539-1623)


Thou knowest, Lord                                                       Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Organ solo (NC)


Thule, the period of cosmography (JHM,LS,KA,SB,TC,CD)          Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623)


Come, sirrah Jack, ho!


Dido and Aeneas (excerpts)                                                      Purcell

                  ACT I:       Shake the cloud from off your brow (JHM)

                                    The greatest blessing/When monarchs unite (LS)

                                    Cupid only throws the dart

                                    Pursue thy conquest/To the hills and the dales (KA)


                  ACT II:      Say, Beldam, say/Harm’s our delight (LC)

                                    The Queen of Carthage/Ho, ho, ho (MM)

                                    In our deep vaulted cell


                  ACT III:     Come away, fellow sailors (TC)

                                    Destruction’s our delight

                                    Great minds, against themselves conspire

                                    With drooping wings

(Harpsichordists: CB,JC; Cello: TE)




His golden locks      (LK,NT,SB,MN)                                        John Dowland (1563-1626)


Rest awhile, you cruel cares    (CW,LC,TC,CD)


Harpsichord solo (JC)


Lady, if I through grief (LC,CW,MN)                                   Thomas Morley (1557-1603)


Though Philomela lost her love


Harpsichord solo (CB)                                                                                                      


Messiah (excerpts)                                                          G.F.Handel (1685-1759)

                                    He trusted in God

                                    Thy rebuke/Behold and see if there be any sorrow (CW)

                                    He was cut off/But thou didst not leave hi soul in Hell (MM)

                                    Unto which of the angels (TC)

                                    Let all the angels of God worship him

                                    The Lord gave the word

                                    How beautiful are the feet (LS)

                                    Their sound is gone out

                                    Let us break their bonds asunder

                  (Organ: NC)


Collegium Musicum 2016/17:

Kathleen Ahenda, Music (Voice)             

Scott Blair, BSc, (Geography) UofC Alumnus^

Cynthia Buitron, Music (Piano)

Lydia Carr, Psychology*

Timothy Carter, Music (Voice)                                   

Jamie Ching, Music (Clarinet)

Daniel Cho, Economics

Nicholas Choy, General (Organ)                               

Mackenzie Cleland, Music

Charles Day, Anthropology*

Tor Ellergodt, Music (Cello)˜

Lauren Kruger, Music (Voice)

Jennifer Humphries-Micallef,

                         Music (Voice) & Bioscience               

Maria Mirakhmedova, Music (Voice)

Mihnea Nitu, Music (Voice)

Leanne Santos, BMus (Voice), UofC Alumna

Natasha Tomecek, Bioscience                 

Charlotte Webb, Bioscience *




*visiting student from the U.K.


Collegium Musicum is dedicated to exploring music from the baroque period and earlier.  Each term has a particular area of focus, and students are exposed to as much repertoire as possible while also looking at performance practice issues and historical context. 

Director, Julie Harris, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Calgary and an Artist Diploma from the University of Toronto. She also studied early music in The Hague for which she received a grant from the Canada Council. Upon returning to Calgary in 1999, she created and runs the Early Music Voices Concert Series.   As well as being a member of Calgary’s VoiceScapes, she is also half of Duo Seraphim with Toronto-based soprano Katherine Hill. Julie is currently completing a graduate degree in voice performance at the UofC and coaches for various local community choirs and high schools.