Dordt College News

Musica Antiqua brings songs, instruments of Renaissance and Middle Ages to life

January 21, 2013

You’ve heard of a bagpipe, but you might not have heard of a bladder pipe. How about a shwam, a zink, or a sackbut? If you’ve never seen or heard these instruments played, Musica Antiqua is the show for you.

Musica Antiqua, a professional touring ensemble, will perform a concert Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium on the campus of Dordt College.

Dressed in costumes of the Renaissance and Middle Ages, the performers recreate music and dance from that time period.
The majority of the performers are or have been teachers. After performances the audience is encouraged to come onto the stage to ask questions, examine the instruments, and even play some of them.

For more information about the instruments and the performers, visit There is no charge to attend the concert.

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