Zephyrus Concerts Feb 17 and 23

Friday, February 23 - 7:30 PM

Polyphony & Prejudice: Music by Vicente Lusitano


Saturday, February 17, 8:00 pm

St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish

401 Alderman Road, Charlottesville


Friday, February 23, 7:30 pm

Cove Presbyterian Church

5531 Covesville Lane, Covesville


On Saturday, February 17, and Friday, February 23, Zephyrus Early Music Vocal Ensemble presents “Polyphony & Prejudice: Music by Vicente Lusitano.”  Lusitano was one of the most talented composers of the early 16th century, and he needed to be, for as a composer of mixed race in Renaissance Portugal he faced many challenges. He was unable to hold any position within the church (despite being ordained) and made a living as a teacher, giving lessons to children of the nobility and publishing several well-regarded treatises on music. He traveled with the Portuguese ambassador to Rome, where a collection of his motets was printed in 1551, the first-known publication of music by a Black composer.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this gorgeous but little-known a cappella vocal music for 4 to 8 voices.


Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $5 for students and are available through our website, www.zephyrus-va.org, or with cash or check at the door.  Admission to the February 23 performance is by donation only.  Both venues are handicap accessible.  


Zephyrus is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and performance of music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras, directed by Megan Sharp.


Cove Presbyterian Church
Covesville, VA 22931
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Date / Time

Friday, February 23, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Megan Sharp
(434) 963-4690
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