Biber Missa Christi Resurgentis in Lenox MA
Date: May 1, 2014
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Cantilena Chamber Choir and Cambridge Concentus together again!
Music of Biber, Gabrieli and Gesualdo
Sunday, May 4, 3 p.m.
Trinity Church, Lenox May 1, 2014
LENOX, MA. — The Cantilena Chamber Choir in concert with Cambridge Concentus will present the rarely heard Missa Christi Resurgentis by Heinrich Biber. The performance will be held on Sunday, May 4, at 3 p.m. Also on the program is the Glory of Venice, music for multiple choirs and instrumental groups by Giovanni Gabrieli This is our second season with Cambridge Concentus. Last season’s concert of the Monteverdi 1610 Vespers met with such rave reviews that we are thrilled to have them back with us!
Beginning at 2:00 there will be a pre-concert lecture by Dr. Jeremy Yudkin, Professor of Music and Chairman of the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at the School of Music at the College of Fine Arts, Boston University.
All tickets are $30 and children are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance through the Choir’s website www.cantilenachoir.org. Reservations: 518-791-0185 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Trinity Church is located at 88 Walker Street in Lenox.
The Cantilena Choir, now in its tenth season, received Choral Arts New England’s Alfred Nash Patterson Award in 2011 for programming a unique concert at The Berkshire Museum. Andrea Goodman, the founder and director of the choir, also serves as the Music Director for the annual summer Saratoga Choral Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Cambridge Concentus performs vocal, orchestral, and chamber works of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The group was founded on the ideal of bringing a fresh perspective to the performance of familiar repertoire, and our performers are drawn from a new generation of early-music specialists committed to infusing their energetic performance style with the fruits of recent scholarship. The Musical Intelligencer recently wrote: “this concert will emblazon Cambridge Concentus in my mind,” and: “the lightness of playing once again caught me off-guard. Wonderful!” Cambridge Concentus, under the direction of their co-artistic advisor Joshua Rifkin, recently embarked upon a four-concert tour of Japan where a critic hailed their rendering of JS Bach's St. Matthew Passion as "an epoch-making performance."