Upcoming! on August 29, 2015 at 4 pm (rain date Aug. 30 at 3 pm)
Location: The Prentices’ Barn, 29 Lake Rd., West Cornwall, CT
Music starts at 4:30pm. Following the concert, cocktails and hors d’oevres will be served on a porch overlooking the Prentices’ property. There will be a display of kinetic sculptures created by Tim Prentice.
Crescendo’s Upcoming Fall 2015 Concerts
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.