Program created for the Collegium 2013 fall concert; Nancy Ekberg Tynan, director; Frank Shelton, keyboards, Dale Miller, guitar. Concert divided into five sections: I. Early Christian carols, chants and hymns -- II. Renaissance Italian dance suite -- III. Heaven and earthly songs of joy -- IV. Joyful pastoral carols -- V. Dance suite. The Collegium Musicum was joined by the Classical Guitar Ensemble, directed by Dale Miller.
Collegium Musicum is Colorado College's "old music" ensemble, focusing on classical and dance music from the Renaissance and later. Collegium performs on instruments contemporary to the eras being studied, giving students the opportunity to learn recorders, frame drums, viols and more. The group performs many of its own arrangements, and students play a role in the process of re-creating music that, despite its great age, is not forgotten.