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Doron Schleifer & David Feldman cantus, Lior Leibovici & Dan Dunkelblum tenor,
Elam Roten bassus, harpsichord & musical direction - with Orí Harmelin chitarrone
Profeti della Quinta performed the music for the documentary film “Hebreo: The Search for Salomone Rossi” (Joseph Rochlitz, 2012). This Vancouver performance combines a screening of the film with a live performance of music by Rossi, including works in Hebrew.
Profeti della Quinta have been active in researching and performing hitherto neglected repertoire, such as Emilio de' Cavalieri'sLamentations (1600) and Salomone Rossi's Hashirim asher li'Shlomo (1623), the first publication of polyphony in Hebrew, which they recorded on PAN Classics to critical acclaim. The ensemble performs regularly in various festivals and venues in Europe and Israel, such as the Oude Muziek Festival in Utrecht (The Netherlands), the Festival van Vlaanderen (Belgium), and the Biennale alter Musik Berlin. Profeti della Quinta took part in a documentary about Salomone Rossi, flimed in Mantua. in July 2011 the ensemble won the York Early music young artists competition. Highlights of the 2013-2014 season include concerts in Canada, Japan, France and Sweden.
The Ensemble was founded in the Galilee region of Israel by the bass and harpsichordist Elam Rotem. It is currently based in Switzerland, where all its members undertook further study at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. The ensemble has benefited both individually and collectively from the expertise of leading musicians, amongst them Evelyn Tubb, Anthony Rooley, Gerd Türk and Dominique Vellard.
[More complete programme notes will be posted soon.]