Crescendo’s Spring 2015 Concerts
In that Time – In this Time: From Monteverdi to Whitacre
Saturday, April 18, 6pm*
First Congregational Church
251 Main Street, Great Barrington MA
Sunday, April 19, 4pm*
Trinity Lime Rock
484 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville CT
This program will include sacred works by early Baroque composers Claudio Monteverdi (Missa In illo tempore) and his German contemporary Christoph Demantius (Motets), both for six voices, and from the contemporary American composer Eric Whitacre (Alleluia, Oculi omnium and Lux Aurumque for four to eight voices). The harmonic language and the composition technique of the works of these composers is, as expected, contrasting, but the intensity and the introspective spiritual beauty of the works is very close.
Crescendo Chorus, Vocal Ensemble and soloists will perform a cappella, and also accompanied by a Basso Continuo group of period instruments.