Free Concert - "Courtly Noyse" Renaissance Instruments & Lyrics - 3:00 pm
3:00 PM - Sunday, January 29, 2017
1 Hour

"Courtly Noyse" will make their first appearance as part of the MTRP Foundation's free concert series. Long ago four people used to meet every year under a tree on top of Mount Palomar to sing madrigals. In 2003, it suddenly occurred to them that they could meet more frequently outside the context of the San Diego Early Music Society Workshop, and so they arranged to get together "down the mountain". They were joined by two more friends, and Courtly Noyse was born. This lively mix of personalities soon developed the blend of humor, imagination and versatility in the performance of Renaissance music that has become their trademark.

You might say that some members of Courtly Noyse are instrumentalists who sing, and others are singers who play instruments. Our goal is to be true "Renaissance men" - in other words, to derive pleasure from engaging in a wide variety of musical activities without necessarily being technically superlative in every area. Just like our forebears in the sixteenth century, we enjoy whiling away an evening or a Sunday afternoon with music, storytelling and jokes - and our hope is that our audience will derive as much pleasure from our collaboration as we do.

The MTRP Foundation presents free concerts on scheduled Sundays and several Saturdays. All concerts begin at 3:00 p.m. There are 93 seats in the theater and it is first come, first served.

Concert schule to date

Jan  29 - Courtly Noyse - "Renaissance men" (and women)
Feb 05 - Yuko Maruyama - jazz pianist
Feb 19  - JAMB - bass clarinet quartet
Mar 05  - Gregory Page - singer, songwriter and guitarist
Mar 19 -  Martin Shaw -  electric violin, Celtic program
Apr 02 -  San Diego Harp Society
Apr 30  - Yale Strom - Klezmer music
May 07 - Danny Green, jazz pianist
Jun 11 - San Diego Native American Flute Circle (Outdoor Amphitheater)
Jun 18 - Amy Kanner, Celtic harp
Jul  02 - Peter Sprague, guitar
Jul   30 - Pomerado Brass Quintet
Aug  20 - Mind the Details
Oct   01 - N. Scott Robinson and K.S. Resmi - World Music
Nov  05 - Mesa College World Music Ensemble

Concert schedule subject to change.