In Mulieribus

In Mulieribus

 Portland, Oregon, USA
BandClassicalA Capella

Portland, Oregon's premiere all female early music vocal ensemble, In Mulieribus (Latin for "Amongst Women"), promotes and enriches community through music and philanthropy, performing works written primarily before 1750.

Biography

In Mulieribus (the Latin phrase meaning amongst women) is a female vocal ensemble dedicated to the promotion and enrichment of community through the art of music with a focus on works written primarily before 1750. From our inception, In Mulieribus' mission has included both an artistic and philanthropic component.

Founded in 2004, In Mulieribus (IM) presents its own annual concert series in Portland, Oregon. The ensemble has also appeared as guest artist at the Portland Art Museum, the University of San Diego, and the Multnomah County Library. Upcoming performances include the 2011 Abbey Bach Festival and the Linfield Lively Arts Concert Series at Linfield College. Performances by IM have been broadcast on nationally syndicated radio shows such as Performance Today and Millennium of Music. IM has self-released three recordings to date, all of which have been featured as Critics' Picks in The Oregonian newspaper. The first, Notre Dame de Grce, presents conductus compositions from the late twelfth century, and the second, In Mulieribus: LIVE, is a compilation of live recordings from concerts between 2004-2008. The third CD, A December Feast, was released in October of 2010 and features music for the various feasts in December, including of course, Christmas.

The ensemble has recently reached beyond its focus on early music to highlight works by women composers and to support new music. IM has given three world premieres since December of 2008: The O Antiphons by Norwegian composer Wolfgang Plagge; There is no Rose by local composer, John Vergin; and Magnificat by Richard Toensing.

In Mulieribus is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

Discography

Notre Dame de Grâce (2007)
In Mulieribus: LIVE (2008)
A December Feast (2010)

Set List

Several programs are available, including a Christmas/Winter Holiday program.

PROGRAM OPTION #1 (SPRING)

Organum: Kyrie Cunctipotens Genitor [Anonymous, Codex Calixtinus (c. 1160)]
Conductus: O Maria Virginei [Wolfenbüttel MS, 1099 (12th c.)]
Motet: Psallat chorus/Eximie pater/Aptatur [attr. Franco of Cologne (c. 1260)]
Ballata: Ecco la primavera [Francesco Landini (c. 1325-1397)]
Ballade: Riches d’amour [Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300-1377)]
Rondeau: Ce moy de may [Guillaume Dufay (1400-1474)]
Plainchant: Ave verum
Motet: [Josquin des Prés (c. 1440-1497)]
Cantilena: Flos florum[Dufay]
Lamentations [Antoine Brumel (c. 1460-c. 1515)]
HETH: Cogitavit dominus
CAPH: Defecerunt prae lacrimis
Madrigal: Ahi, che quest’ occhi mieI [Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1526-1594)]
Madrigal: Occhi dolce e soavi [Luco Marenzio (1553/4-1599)]
Justiniane: Sanita e allegrezza [Orazio Vecchi (1550-1605)]
Ave Maria
[Giacomo F