Saturday, January 12, 2008

Nashville Early Music Ensemble at First Presbyterian Church

The Nashville Early Music Ensemble will be performing at the First Presbyterian Church, 801 South High Street, in Columbia at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10.

The ensemble performs the vocal and instrumental music of the Medieval and Renaissance periods as well as traditional folk music from several world cultures. The twenty-five-member ensemble features musicians with diverse music backgrounds but all with experience in early music. The instruments featured in the concert will be viols, violins, lute, ud, rebec, guitars, psaltery, harps, recorders, and a variety of percussion. The director of the ensemble is Dr. Gerald Moore, a retired music professor from Lipscomb University, who taught music theory and directed the Lipscomb Early Music Consort for over twenty-five years.

The NEME will be presenting a Valentine Concert She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not, with songs about love and lost love. The concert will feature music from such countries as Croatia, England, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Spain, and Turkey, and will include madrigals, folk songs, dance songs, music from a Shakespeare play, and an Irish drinking song.

The concert is free and open to the public and will be one in a series of concerts hosted by the church. For more information about the First Presbyterian Church, visit the church's web site:

Location(links to Mapquest map - you can get more directions if needed)
The church is located in downtown Columbia at the corner of W. 7th and High Streets. Since there are several churches nearby, look for the church with the dome on top.

Parking is available on W. 7th St. to the east (the courthouse side) of the church, and also on High Street behind the church. The W. 7th St. lot leads to an elevator entrance with access to all levels of the church.

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