“In that Time – In this Time: from Monteverdi to Whitacre”
April 18, 6pm First Congregational Church, Great Barrington MA
April 19, 4pm Trinity Lime Rock, 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 Light and Gold—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 and Vocal Ensemble will perform a cappella, and accompanied only by a Basso Continuo group of period instruments: Organ, Viola da Gamba, Dulcian and Violone.