Musikalische Exequien - Heinrich Schütz

May 11 2013 - 8:00pm
May 11 2013 - 9:30pm


The Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch
552 West End Avenue Entrance on West 87th Street
New York, NY, 10024
United States
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Performers and/or Faculty: 

John Bradley – Director

Rachel Bazaz, Natasha Badillo, Tiffany Lim, Nancy Temple – Soprano

Ann Berkhausen, Gabrielle Chwazik-Gee, Lianna Portnoy, Andrea Swenson– Alto

David Jangrow, Aaron Peisner, Joe Redd, Wayne Wright –Tenor

Tod Mijanovich, Erik-Peter Mortensen, Robert Olson – Bass

Jennifer Griesbach – Organ

Patricia Ann Neely – Viola da Gamba

Pre-Concert Lecture 7:00 PM - Emerson Morgan

Polyhymnia, one of New York’s leading early music choirs, presents the music of Heinrich Schütz in a concert featuring the solemn and elegant Musikalische Exequien. Composed during 1635-1636, the three works of the Musikalische Exequien or German Requiem, were commissioned for the funeral services of Henry Posthumous Reuss, Count of Gera, who died on December 3, 1635. Schütz, profoundly influenced by his time in Venice perfected a Germano/Venetian hybrid style of which Monteverdi himself would be envious. Count Henry himself chose the texts that his friend Schütz so eloquently set to music. Viewing this celebration of life and death though the veil of Lutheran theology and German culture so profoundly influenced by the Thirty Years War, provides a glimpse into the personal spirituality not only of Count Henry, but Heinrich Schütz as well. Also on the program will be selections for Geistliche Chor-Musik, the motet Ich bin die Auferstehung. 
$25 General Admission, & $15 Students & Seniors
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