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DE PROFUNDIS: 17TH CENTURY CANTATAS FOR SOLO BASS

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The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were a time of religious fervour and discord. German composers responded by setting deeply-felt texts into music, ranging from ardent expressions to faith to bitter laments in the face of war. Coming close on the heels of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, this programme explores sacred music from Renaissance and Baroque Germany that gives voice to these feelings of devotion and loss, including masterworks by Johann Rudolf Ahle, Thomas Selle, and Heinrich Schütz. Celebrated bass-baritone Stephan MacLeod of Gli Angeli Genève joins Vancouver’s own ensemble of early wind instruments, Cappella Borealis, for this performance of splendid compositions for voices, sackbuts, and cornetti.

http://www.earlymusic.bc.ca/events/de-profundis-17th-century-cantatas-solo-bass/

Earlier Event: July 22
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