Sunday, December 7, 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 grateful for the continuing support and sponsorship of the Department of Music of Lipscomb University.

Upcoming events:

The NEME is scheduled to perform at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2009. The ensemble will feature traditional Medieval and Renaissance music in Music From the Court and Chapel Before 1600.

This performance will be a part of the activities connected with the "Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art" hosted by the Frist Center. For information on directions to and parking at the Frist center, visit this page on their website.

The NEME and the Nashville International Folk Dancers are scheduled to present a joint performance of The Old Song and Dance at the Looby Theatre in the Nashville Metro Center on Tuesday, March 10, at 8:00 p.m. The NIFD is a dance troupe which researches and performs traditional world dances especially those of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Russia. The web site for the NIFD is

The NEME will also be performing secular music and dance songs from several world cultures.

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