Hesperia in benefit concert

When: Saturday  June 4, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Where: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church on Orchard Avenue in Ukiah

Hesperia, Ukiah's a capella quintet devoted to Renaissance music, will present a concert of English and Spanish songs.

In addition Hesperia has generously offered the concert proceeds to benefit the Deep Valley Chamber Music Series upcoming season.

Highlights of the June 4 program are:

- Two motets dedicated to Mary, Queen of Heaven, by England’s greatest Renaissance composer, William Byrd (1540-1623);
- Comical and satirical laments by the Spanish composer Juan del Encina (1464-1523);
- The ethereal sounds of the early English composer John Dunstable (1380-1453).

Hesperia has been performing a capella Renaissance music in Ukiah, the Mendocino Coast, and the East Bay for the past ten years. The singers are Ukiah residents Denise Doering and Kathryn Allan, sopranos; Marilyn Simpson, alto; Jim Denton, tenor and director; and David Rounds, bass.
Admission is by donation.