Rare Renaissance Masterpieces in San Diego March 24
Date: March 9, 2012
Location: California, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Cappella Gloriana, San Diego’s professional chamber choir, presents a Lenten-themed concert of two rarely-performed Renaissance works on Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, Fifth Ave. at Nutmeg St., San Diego. General admission tickets are $20 and are available only at the door on the night of the concert.
The 16-voice chamber choir, conducted by Stephen Sturk, will perform the Missa Pro Defunctis (Requiem) by Pierre de la Rue (c. 1460-1518) and a motet-style a cappella setting of the St. John Passion by German composer Christoph Demantius (1567-1643). “Both of these exquisitely beautiful works are monumental achievements in Renaissance music that have been rarely performed or recorded,” according to Sturk.
Now in its 16th season, Cappella Gloriana was founded in 1996 by Sturk and the acclaimed soprano Virginia Sublett. The choir (an ensemble-in-residence at St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego) appears on five CD recordings and has presented more than 100 concerts to date in southern California and on two tours to Germany. For more information, please call (619) 990-5751.