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CONTACT: Beth L. Lorow
Messiah College Cultural Series to present Ensemble Amarcord
GRANTHAM, Pa. (Feb. 7, 2006) — Ensemble Amarcord will conclude Messiah College’s 2005-2006 Cultural Series season with an a cappella concert on March 3 at 8 p.m. in Miller Auditorium, located in the Climenhaga Fine Arts Center on the college’s Grantham campus. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased by calling the Messiah College ticket office at (717) 691-6036; tickets will also be sold at the door.
Founded in 1992 by five former choristers of the famous St. Thomas Boys’ Choir, Ensemble Amarcord has emerged as continental Europe’s finest male a cappella quintet. Current ensemble members include Wolfram Lattke, tenor; Dietrich Barth, tenor; Frank Ozimek, baritone; Daniel Knauft, bass; and Holger Krause, bass. Their blend of humor, charm, elegance, flawless intonation and unwavering vocal virtuosity has left audiences delighted for over a decade. Ensemble Amarcord’s impressive career includes notable performances throughout Australia, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America. Their work focuses on music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as well as collaborations with contemporary composers such as Lennon and McCartney.
In addition to traveling the world gathering critical recognition, Ensemble Amarcord has received numerous prestigious awards. In 2002, Ensemble Amarcord won the German Music Competition for Chamber Music in Bonn, Germany. Ensemble Amarcord has released numerous CDs with a wide variety of styles and sounds ranging from romantic pieces to a cappella compositions to a Christmas album.
The Cultural Series is a public five-part annual performance series sponsored by Messiah College.
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 2,900 undergraduate students in 50 majors. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.
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ARTICLE DATE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2006
ARTICLE NUMBER: MC-014-06