Gothic Voices Medieval Choir News

Gothic Voices Medieval Choir

Originally named Gothic Voices, the group is now called VOX LUMINA Medieval Choir. The small a cappella choir, Ashland’s only Medieval Choir, specializes in early sacred polyphony.

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Pat O'Scannell - Director of Musica Matrix

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Musica Matrix on JPR Radio

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Pat O’Scannell, Shira Kammen, and Lauren Pomerantz recently joined JPR’s Geoffrey Riley to share stories, inspiration and musical selections from the upcoming Children of Exile – Medieval Songs of the Sephardim concert on Oct 6. Listen to the interview here »

Ashland High School Residency Program

Double Bass learns French Bass

First Musica Matrix Residency Program a Success! The aim: to use the existing curriculum as a conduit into the understanding of Early Music by introducing students to a bounty of historic instruments and bridging from modern to historic instruments with the accompanying repertoire and instruction, while learning something about musical history and practice. What had … Read more

November Concerts a Great Succcess

James Bishop-Edwards

The concerts on November 18 and 19th were an enormous success. Gothic Voices Medieval Choir and guest artist James Bishop-Edwards on lute performed before enthustiastic audiences, first at Ashland Springs Hotel, then, the next day at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Medford. ‘Gothic Voices’ performances of Missa Notre Dame Mass of Our Lady, an evocative … Read more

Interview with Pat O’Scannell of Musica Matrix

Local singer-songwriter-DJ extraordinaire Aletha Nowitsky interviews multi-instrumentalist and founder of Musica Matrix, Pat O’Scannell on Ashland’s KSKQ radio show “Tasty Topics and Tantalizing Tunes”. O’Scannell discusses how she first got involved in Early Music, the formation of Muscia Matrix, her former group The Terra Nova Consort and her work over a 30 year period at … Read more

MM Receives Grant for High School Program

Viol de Gamba

Non- Profit organization Musica Matrix with its mission of Bringing History to Life Through Music, received a $3,000.00 grant from the Umpqua Bank to do an eight day residency program in Southern Oregon at Ashland High School. This course, which is designed in part to promote the viola da gamba for youngsters and provide a … Read more

Video – More Fools Than Wise Madrigal Singers

More Fools Than Wise

Musica Matrix is pleased to share this video excerpt of Madrigal singers More Fools Than Wise performing at a recent concert in Ashland Oregon. With lyrics based on poems, Madrigal music is usually performed a cappella by a small group of singers. The music features multiple melodic lines to create a rich, dynamic sound that … Read more

Concert & Workshop February 21-22

Shira Kammen

Concert: MappaMundi, a Musical Travelogue Join us in a melodic and rhythmic journey visiting Brittany, Galicia, Bulgaria, North America and England in the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Now, with internationally recognized multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen and her accomplished cohort Jim Oakden, joined by Kevin Carr and Pat O’Scannell, with an opening set by the Gothic Voices … Read more

Musica Matrix Receives Grants for Programs in 2017

Musica Matrix is pleased to report we have received 3 grants. Thanks go to our donors whose generosity will help fund Renaissance music programs and operations in 2017. The Oregon Community Foundation: $2,500.00 towards operations in 2017 The Carpenter Foundation: $1,000.00 towards two Gothic Voices concerts in 2017 The Jackson County Cultural Coalition: $500.00 towards … Read more