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Copperleaf Quintet Closes Season With "Warm" Sunday Show

Jack Morgan

The Copperleaf Quintet is set to close out its season on Sunday. As they've been all season, this concert is thematic.

"May 4 actually happens to be the feast of the forty English martyrs," said Ruth Moreland, the group's founder and artistic director.

"So we’ll do a concert of all English composers," she said. "The first portion of the concert is William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, just some really lovely liturgical motets. Some things in Latin, some things in English. And then the second half will be various pieces of English poetry set to music."

Copperleaf is well known for doing early music, but this grouping is a little departure for them. And Moreland said you’ll hear the difference.   

"It’s a much warmer feeling," she said. "It’s not quite as austere as the early music. It’s just got a lot more warmth, a little more robustness about it."

The concert will close out their year as artists in residence at the chapel.

“This Sunday at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word at three in the afternoon. Admission is just donations at the door,” Moreland said.

She also has a word of caution for all coming.

"Maybe have a little extra time because that intersection at Broadway and Hildebrand is a bit of a bottleneck. It’s just going to be a beautiful afternoon of a capella music," she said.