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Dedicated to the performance of sacred music from varied religious traditions and historical periods, Angelus performs music ranging from medieval chant and polyphony to the American Sacred Harp tradition as well as contemporary Irish and American sacred works.
"Angelus was an absolute delight! The young women sang with poise and enthusiasm. They clearly love the music they sing, and that love was contagious. Such commitment to refinement of musical expression is unusual, especially in the high school setting. Many a college or university would be envious of these voices and the ensemble's maturity. Director Dana Taylor is to be commended for envisioning and bringing to fruition a remarkable phenomenon. Who would have thought that a group of teenagers might have the discipline to study and bring to life such a broad range of music, from the Medieval world to southern harmony and beyond?!" Dr. Stephan Casurella (Director of Music, Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati)
Whether the stark beauty of an 11th century chant, the rich harmonic language of a contemporary Irish work or the rusticism of a Sacred Harp tune, Angelus finds its voice in the wide range of sacred works it performs. Completely unique among American high school ensembles, Angelus is dedicated to the performance of sacred music of varied religious traditions and historical periods. Angelus is comprised of six young women who perform music ranging from medieval chant and polyphony to the American Sacred Harp tradition as well as contemporary American and Irish works.
Angelus has appeared in concert in cathedrals and churches in Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco and St. Louis as well as churches throughout the Midwest. Their recordings have been featured on “Celtic Connections” on National Public Radio and in Europe on the Dutch program, “Song from Ireland”.
The ensemble's newest recording Contemplation is available at CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify and Amazon . To hear tracks from Contemplation, please click here.
In 2012, Angelus was honored by the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana as the Arts Ensemble of the Year.
Also available are DVD's of their concerts "Christamaese with Angelus" and "Sacred Expressions". Portions of the of their first concert, "Sacred Expressions" performed at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferinand Indiana on Jan 18, 2009 may be viewed below.
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