Tuesday November 8, 2005

Sunday Songs

Next Second Sunday performance to feature members of Wind in the Woods, guitarist Jim McCutcheon and MUSICA! ensemble.

The next concert in the University of Dayton's Second Sunday series will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in Sears Recital Hall, located in the Jesse Philips Humanities Center on UD's campus. Margaret Erin and Michael Mattimore, tenor recorder players from the early music ensemble Wind in the Woods; guitarist Jim McCutcheon; and MUSICA! will be the featured performers.

The concert will feature the music of Thomas Morley, Georg Philipp Telemann, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Isaac Albeniz, Stephen Sondheim and spirituals arranged by Robert DeCormier, Paul Hogan, and Robert Shaw and Alice Parker.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Margaret Erin manages and plays recorder and viola da gamba with Wind in the Woods Early Music Ensemble. She also directs a student early music ensemble at the University of Dayton and teaches recorder at her home studio. Michael Mattimore began playing the recorder while in high school and has taught the recorder at Antioch University, the Springfield Community Schools Program, Chantry Music Press in Springfield and the Center for Musical Development at Wittenberg University.

Jim McCutcheon has taught guitar at UD and his private studio since 1978. Wright State University awarded him its first distinguished music alumni award in 1992 and the School of Graduate Studies' outstanding alumni award in 2002.

MUSICA! was founded in January 1990 by singers from the Dayton Bach Society who so enjoyed singing together for a Christmas party the month before that they decided to continue to meet. The ensemble has released two CDs, "Great Day" in 2001 and "Reflections on Spirituals" in 2005.

Robert Jones is artistic director of MUSICA! He also directs University of Dayton Chorale and Choral Union at the University of Dayton. He has served as an adjudicator, guest conductor, clinician and baritone soloist in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. His articles and music reviews have appeared in several regional and national publications.

For more information, contact Robert Jones at (937) 229-3909.