Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Nashville Early Music Ensemble is designed to perform the vocal and instrumental music of the Medieval and Renaissance periods as well as folk music from several world cultures. The twenty-seven member ensemble features musicians with diverse musical backgrounds but all with experience in early music. Instruments used by the ensemble include viols, lutes, guitars, ud, psaltery, harp, violin, recorders, sackbut, and a wide variety of percussion. The singers perform in original languages. The ensemble director is Dr. Gerald Moore, a retired music professor from Lipscomb University, who taught music theory and directed the university Early Music Consort for over twenty-five years.

The Nashville Early Music Ensemble is sponsored by the Department of Music at Lipscomb University.


The Nashville Early Music Ensemble begins its second season with three performances of A Universal Christmas, which will feature Renaissance and Medieval music as well as traditional folk music from more than ten different world cultures.

On Tuesday, November 25, at 11:06 a.m., the ensemble will be featured on "Live from Studio C" on WPLN radio, 90.3 FM and 1430 AM. The performance will be rebroadcast at 8:06 p.m. that evening. The web address for the the station is For one week following the performance, the audio from this performance will be on the "Live from Studio C" webpage.

At 8:00 p.m. on the same day, November 25, the ensemble will present its full concert at Christ Church Cathedral, 900 Broadway, downtown Nashville. The web address for the cathedral is

Christ Church Cathedral

Click Here for Directions and a map provided by the Cathedral's website.

At 3:00 on Sunday afternoon, December 7, the NEME will present the same concert at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, TN, 801 South High Street. The web address for the church is

1st Presbyterian Church, Columbia, TN

Click here for directions and parking information provided by the Church's website.


The NEME is scheduled to perform at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2009. This concert will feature traditional Medieval and Renaissance music and will be a part part of the activities connected with the "Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art" hosted by the Frist Center. More details will be announced later.

Also upcoming in the Spring of 2009, is "The Old Song and Dance." This will be the Nashville Early Music Ensemble along with the Nashville International Folk Dancers. More information will be posted when it becomes available.

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