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Copperleaf Quintet Ready For New Season

John Clare
TPR Arts

Some of San Antonio's most able musicians play an instrument we all take for granted.

"I can't tell you how many people tell us how, that when they hear our a capella music, it is what they imagine Angels must sound like," said Copperleaf Quintet Artistic Director and singer Ruth Moreland.

Some of the group's new season, which begins September 29, will be performed primarily at the University of the Incarnate Word's Chapel of the Incarnate Word.

"We'll open with a concert of music that is a celebration of the history of the Sisters of Charity," says Moreland. "The concert is on September 29, so it's the feast of the Archangels. In November we'll do a concert in honor of St. Cecilia. In March we'll have a concert that is a Lenten Concert, and also one that is for Enunciation Day, so we'll do two concerts in March at the Chapel, and we'll also do a Lenten Concert at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. And then at then end of the season we'll do a final concert at the Chapel. That will be a performance that is just a celebration of English Renaissance Music."

Moreland said the group's renaissance music still stays relevant because it has a way of touching people.

"I had a dentist ask me, 'Could we put this in our office because it keeps my patients calm.' It takes people to this place of relaxation and escape, if you will, from the hustle and bustle of life."

Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org and on Twitter at @JackMorganii