Echoing Air to Perform on March 1

Echoing Air to Perform on March 1


The Indianapolis based Baroque music ensemble Echoing Air will be coming to the David L. Walters Department of Music at Jacksonville state University, March 1-3, to do clinics on early music performance practice with the JSU music students and to perform a concert. 

The six person ensemble is led by countertenor Steven Rickards along with countertenor Nathan Medley, Christine Kyprianides, viola da gamba, Thomas Gerber, harpsichord, Jeffrey Collier, recorder and flute, and Keith Collins, bassoon.

JSU Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Patricia Corbin, invited the ensemble to do this residency specifically to have the group work with her choirs, who are preparing a performance of Henry Purcell’s opera masterpiece, "Dido and Aeneas" to be performed in April. The ensemble will also be working with JSU instrumentalists throughout their time on campus.

Regarding David Rickards, Corbin states, “In addition to his expertise in early music, he also works extensively with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and is an expert on vocal production with young singers. We hope our music education students will benefit from his expertise.”

The ensemble will be performing "Music's Dwelling" for the public on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, 200 Clinton Street SW. This concert is free and open to the public. For further information about this residency, please contact JSU Choral Activities at 256-782-5544 or

More information about Echoing Air may be found at their website.