2005-2006 Professional Performance Season




For press information or photos, contact:

Michael Rennie, 858.668.4799


What:              Renaissance musicians, Courtly Noyse, to entertain prior to Will and I

            Where:            Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Rd, Poway, CA

            When:             Prior to Michael York’s performance in Will and I

Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 7:20 pm

Who:               Will & I ticket holders


“If music be the food of love, play on!”” – Twelfth Night

Renaissance music launches Shakespearean celebration


Poway, CA – (January 16, 2006)  When esteemed actor and author Michael York takes the stage in Poway on January28th to celebrate the life and works of William Shakespeare, his audience will already have been transported back in time via the music of Courtly Noyse.  The San Diego-based group will perform in the lobby of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 7:20 pm on the night of the show.  This will be an exclusive performance only for ticket holders for York’s performance in Will and I.


Courtly Noyse perform on traditional Renaissance instruments including recorders, viola da gamba, vielle, krummhorns, cornamuse, cornetti, bowed psaltery, mandolin, gemshorns, rackett, and various percussion instruments - but they warn that the list is constantly growing.  Periodically, the group will cast their instruments aside and burst into six-part vocal harmony. 


Courtly Noyse will start the evening in the lobby of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts and then lead a procession into the theater in time for Michael York’s 8 pm performance of Will and I.  Will and I  is the fifth production in the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation’s highly popular Professional Performance Season. 


For more information on the Professional Performance Season, visit http://www.powayarts.org

For more information on Courtly Noyse, visit http://www.courtlynoyse.com


Courtly Noyse – the Players



John Cassaboom plays recorder, krummhorn and mandolin, and sings bass. He sings with Janet Hammer's Full Measure Carolers, an a cappella ensemble which performs holiday music in San Diego and Orange Counties. He was a member of Jazzapella, an a cappella jazz octet, studied harpsichord under Ken Fox of San Diego and early music performance with Dr. Robert Forman at San Diego State University. He is currently restoring a tabletop harpsichord of 31 notes from an unknown craftsman, and enjoys exploring the subtle charms of a Melodica quartet when he can coax enough people to join him. John's degrees are in Electronic Engineering from San Diego State University.


Laury Flora plays recorder, krummhorn, rackett, psaltery and cornetto, and sings. Laury started piano lessons at age 5 and moved through the children's choir at church, French horn and violin in grade school and various brass instruments and madrigal singers in high school. In college he was recognized as the top student in the music department, although his major was electronics engineering. He also sings with Janet Hammer's Full Measure Carolers (a Dickens caroling group) and Pacific Camerata (a vocal ensemble specializing in music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods). Laury built the krummhorns, psalteries and racket we use.


Penny Hawkins plays recorder, sings, and occasionally hits things with sticks. She began playing the recorder in Miss Jones' class at the age of seven, and reverted to it as an adult after abandoning the classical flute. Her Master of Music degree is in vocal performance, and she has appeared as a recitalist and soloist in a wide variety of venues. Her long-standing involvement with early music includes studies with Mary Nichols at the Early Music Centre in London. A former faculty member in the music departments of City College and Point Loma Nazarene University, she now teaches voice at home.


Courtly Noyse – the Players (cont.)



Vickie Jenkins plays recorder, cornamuse and percussion, and sings soprano. As a young musician she studied voice and piano at the Aspen Summer Music Festival. She has performed at Scripps College, Claremont Children's Theater and Covenant Ark Theater. Vickie has a music degree from Scripps College, and teaches music. She also performs with Janet Hammer's Full Measure Carolers, Pacific Camerata, Madonna non Papa and Melismata.



Jay Sacks plays recorder, cornetto and krummhorn, and sings tenor and alto. He has played with the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic Orchestra, the UCLA Symphonic Band, the UCSD Wind Ensemble, Merrye Windes and the Westwynd Consort. He has sung with the La Jolla Symphony Chorus, the San Diego Master Chorale, Musique Classique, Schola Pacifica, Janet Hammer's Full Measure Carolers, Kaleidoscope Carolers and Goode Companye.


Sandra Stram plays viola da gamba, vielle, recorder and krummhorn, and sings soprano. Sandra began playing early music in 1983 as a member of the Collegium Musicum at SDSU, playing violin and recorder. She later began viol studies with Peter Farrell and John Dornenburg. She completed a Master of Music Degree in Viol Performance at SDSU in 1996. Miss Stram teaches string classes for the San Diego City Schools, Arrowbear music camp and Civic Youth Orchestra. She performs on violin and viol throughout the San Diego area, and fiddle with Zydeco Patrol. She was a founding member of the group Columbine and also plays with the Urban Baroque Ensemble.




2005/2006 Professional Performance Series“At-A-Glance”



Jan 28, 2006 at 8pm:       Michael York in Will and I

Tickets: $37/$35; 18 and under $5


Feb 11, 2006 at 8pm:       Leahy

Tickets: $37/$35; 18 and under $5


Feb 25, 2006 at 8pm:       Dave Mason Band

Tickets: $42/$40; 18 and under: $5


March 25, 2006 at 3pm:   The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Robin Hood

March 25, 2006 at 7pm:   The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Robin Hood

                                       Featuring more than 50 local children

                                       Tickets: $15 (adult); 18 and under: $5


April 29, 2006 at 8pm:     Judith Ivey in Women on Fire

                                       Tickets: $37/$35; 18 and under $5


JUST ADDED:                        

May 6, 2006 at 8pm:        San Diego Symphony, “Just Dance                                                                                Tickets: $37/$35; 18 and under $5

For Tickets: 858.748.0505                      Press Contact: Michael Rennie, 858.668.4799
The Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation l 15498 Espola Rd., Poway, CA 92064 l www.powayarts.org