Crescendo’s Fall 2015 Concerts
“Requiem and Te Deum“
Crescendo Chorus, Soloists and Period instrument Orchestra
Directed by Christine Gevert. Directed by Christine Gevert
Pietro Torri (1650-1737) – Missa Pro Defunctis  for Chorus (five voices), soli, trumpet, oboes, strings and basso continuo
Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (1690-1749) – Te Deum  for Chorus, soli, three trumpets, timpani, strings and basso continuo
Stay tuned: Live recording coming soon of our recent Spring 2015 Concerts
In that Time – In this Time: From Monteverdi to Whitacre
This program included 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.