Sunday March 26th Just added bonus concert!

Posted on: February 10th, 2017

— The Cantilena Chamber Choir will be repeated the music from our October 2016 concert to showcase of the music of Bach, Brahms and more at Saint James Place, the former St. James Episcopal Church on Sunday, March 26th, at 3p.m. This is the inaugural choral concert at the newly renovated Saint James Place. Audiences will experience the stunning revival of this historic building with its superb acoustics and dazzling new architectural detail. The concert will highlight the more famous works by these two composers comparing the compositional Bach’s technique and how it influenced the work of Brahms 100 years later.

 On the program will be Bach’s Cantata #4 Christ Lag in Todesbanden and the double choir motet Ich lasse dich nicht and their corresponding works the Brahms motets O Heiland Reiss die Himmel auf and his Opus 29 no 1 and 2 Est ist das Heil uns Kommen her E.

Also on the program is the motet Ay Que Dolor by Juan Cererols that predates the opening of the Bach St. Matthew Passion yet is strikingly similar. Rarely heard works of composers Robert Pearsall and 16th century Portuguese composer Manuel Cardosa will be included.

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