BLEMF 2019 | ENSEMBLES
APERI ANIMAM’s repertoire spans from Gregorian chant to Baroque anthems but focuses in primarily on sacred music from the Renaissance, mainly that of the Tudor masters, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. They have been praised for their attention to ensemble precision as well as innovative programming, which often comments on the human experience. Artistic director Daniel Koplitz encourages a collaborative approach to consort-singing. The ensemble rehearses as chamber musicians with each member contributing artistically to the work at hand. While there is careful attention to historical performance practice, APERI ANIMAM approaches early music performance with experimentation and intimacy, and they aim to stretch the boundaries of traditional choral concerts.
Joyce Chen, harpsichord