Online Concert Event — June 12, 2021

Without a doubt, the greatest German composer before JS Bach was Heinrich Schütz. Though a great deal of his music is lost, including most of his secular music, what has survived shows a masterful composer who was able to deftly combine the passion of the Italian early baroque with German craftsmanship, bringing a new brilliance and emotional depth to his music. His contemporaries were just as enamored with the exciting new styles of music coming out of Italy, and they, too, Italianized their music. A choir will be joined by a small ensemble of instruments, including viols, recorders, dulcian, theorbo, and organ, presenting works by Schütz, Praetorius, Schmelzer, and Buxtehude.

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Who are we?

Never been interested in classical music? Maybe you've been listening to the wrong century! We invite you to come and give us a shot—you might just find there's a little less dust on our music than you think. We're breathing new life into some of the most beautiful music ever written, and we're doing it with a youthful energy and colorful uniqueness that you'd expect from an Austin born-and-bred ensemble.

Learn more about ABO here, or click here to meet our orchestra and chorus.