Romeo & Julia Kören to bring colorful musical adventure to Coe

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
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2010-04-07 10:08:36 - General

A colorful musical adventure presented by the Romeo & Julia Kören (Romeo and Juliet Choir) will conclude this season's Marquis Series at Coe College on Saturday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. The Romeo & Julia Kören transforms lyrics and music into imagery, making their performances a visual as well as a musical experience.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling the Coe College Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday - Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Since its founding in 1991, the 13-member Romeo & Julia Kören has gained an international reputation as guardian and renewer of the rich musical treasure of the Renaissance. Under the direction of Benoit Malmberg, the Swedish ensemble gives theatrical expression to a wide range of courtly and burlesque songs, revives a European cultural heritage, and effectively offers audiences a new and inspiring theatrical experience. Musical pieces are combined to evoke a story, which then reciprocates, fortifying the expressive context of the music. The dramatic power and musical impact of the work has thrilled audiences and critics alike around the world.

The Romeo & Julia Kören aims for international appeal, but the group's prime objective is to captivate and entertain its audiences. Along with appearing in more than 30 countries, the Stockholm-based group has performed at the Nobel Prize banquet.

The Coe College Lecture and Performance Series is funded in part by a gift from the estate of Sarah Marquis in honor of her father, Dr. John A. Marquis, who was president of Coe College from 1909-1920. The purpose of the series is to bring entertainment and educational experiences to the Coe campus for the benefit of the entire community.

Romeo & Julia Kören to bring colorful musical adventure to Coe