Collegium Sunday Concert

Collegium Sunday Concert

Location of Concert - Spartan Memorial Chapel

Singers from the SJSU early music ensemble, Collegium Musicum, perform romantic solo and ensemble music from medieval France

About this event
Guillaume de Machaut was a massively influential composer of the French Ars Nova - or "new art" - period (14th Century), and is often considered one of the last trouvères/troubadours, as he wrote the lyrics as well as the music of his compositions. In fact, he has much more poetry than music. His epic narrative love poem, Remede de Fortune, consisting entirely of rhyming couplets with interspersed musical interludes, demonstrates his prowess in both. This tale explores the intersection of philosophy and worldly emotion as the narrator (Machaut himself presumably) describes how he overcame the highs and lows of secretly admiring and pursuing a divinely ineffable, seemingly unattainable noblewoman (his crush). After embarrassing himself in his lady's presence he is consoled by Esperance (Hope) who offers her support and encourages him to go forth with confidence. The music beautifully reflects the complex emotions of the protagonist, l'Amant (the Lover), and titillates even the modern ear. The concert is performed in medieval dress and with middle French pronunciation (our best interpretation), while the narration will be entirely in English (excerpts from R. Barton Palmer's translation).
To attend a live performance by following the county and the University guidelines, please review below:

All attendees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Unvaccinated and children over the age of 12, will need to present a negative PCR COVID test administered within 72 hours prior to attending. Minors under the age of 11 must wear a mask at all times whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Digital and physical forms of proof will be accepted, including:
1.CLEAR app Digital Vaccine Health Pass
2.CDC Vaccination Card, with a valid Photo ID
3..Digital photo of Vaccination Card, with a valid photo ID
4.State of California digital vaccination card, with a valid photo ID.

Medical and religious exemptions must provide signed documentation to the School of Music and Dance five (5) business days prior to the event, as well as a negative PCR Covid test within 72 hour of attendance.

MASKS REQUIRED in accordance with Santa Clara County's most recent health order. If you do not have a mask, our ushers can provide one at entry.

Date(s) - December 05, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Spartan Memorial Chapel
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