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French A Cappella Group to Perform at W&L Based in Marseilles, France, the group sings in the ancient Occitan language, accompanied by stomping, body percussion and drumming.

“This is a great opportunity for people in our corner of the world who have been steeped in Western European musical traditions to gain a global perspective of the language of music.”

Lo Còr de la Plana

Lo Còr de la Plana, a five-voice male a cappella group will perform at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 4 at 8:00 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall, Lenfest Center for the Arts. The concert is open to the public, and is presented in conjunction with the Worlds of Music course at W&L, taught by Gregory Parker, professor of music and chair of the department of music.

Tickets are available through the Lenfest Center Box Office at wlu.edu/lenfest or at (540)-458-8000.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for W&L faculty, staff and students.

Based in Marseilles, France, the group sings in the ancient Occitan language, accompanied by stomping, body percussion and drumming. Their music is flavored with Arab African and Gregorian chant elements.

“We are very fortunate to be able to bring non-traditional music groups like Lo Cór de la Plana to W&L,” said Parker. “This is a great opportunity for people in our corner of the world who have been steeped in Western European musical traditions to gain a global perspective of the language of music.”

The concert is partially funded by the Pauline B. and Paul D. Pickens Fund for the Performing Arts.