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WHITTIER, CA (OCTOBER 4, 2006) – A four-day celebration of Renaissance art and culture will bring musicians and scholars to the campus. The festival begins Thursday, October 16 and concludes October 19. 

The festival begins with a lecture on Renaissance art by instructor and composer Williametta Spencer ’49, Thursday, October 16, 7:30 p.m., Hoover Hall, 13406 Philadelphia St. Free. 

Capella, the Los Angeles Chamber Singers’ early music ensemble, will perform a selection of 16th century compositions including folk songs Western Wind and L’homme arme Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave. $10. $5 students.  

Professor of English Wendy Furman-Adams will give a lecture on love and poetry during the Renaissance Wednesday, October18, 7:30 p.m., Arnold Hall, 13406 Philadelphia St. Free. 

The Southern California Early Music Consortium will perform 16th century compositions by Michael Praetorius, Claudio Merulo, Henry VII, Giavanni Paolo Cima and others Thursday, October 19, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel, 13406 Philadelphia St. $10. $5 students.  

Every year the Music Department sponsors a festival. Previous festivals have explored Latin Jazz and Contemporary music. The department also holds an annual Bach Festival which will be in its 70th year. 

For more information call (562) 907-4237. 

Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College’s primary mission is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service.  

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