An evening of music that will take the audience back in time is planned for the next Camerata Musica concert Oct. 29 in the Battelle Auditorium in Richland.
The Rose Ensemble, founded 1996, is a 12-member group of singers directed by Jordan Sramek. The musicians perform a mix of old music dating back to ancient times with its program titled Land of Three Faiths: Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians and Muslims.
The ensemble, from Minnesota, resurrects the ancient vocal music of a bygone era, which critics say can stir emotions, challenge the mind and lift the spirit.
The program includes a mix of music and culture of medieval Spain where Jews, Christians and Muslims lived together in a shared and artistic society, which demonstrates how diversity and tolerance stays alive in music, said Nancy Welliver with Camerata Musica organization.
The group won the Chorus America Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence in 2005 and was the top prize winner at the 2007 Tolosa International Choral competition in Spain.
Besides singing, the group also blends a unique mix of instruments into the music that includes a riqq (tambourine), dumbek (drum) and rebec (fiddle).
Showtime is 8 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Battelle Auditorium, on Battelle Boulevard off George Washington Way in Richland. Admission is free.
*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org