Schütz & Giggles

Without a doubt, the greatest German composer before JS Bach was Heinrich Schütz. Though a great deal of his music is lost, including all of his secular music, what has survived shows a masterful composer who was able to combine deftly the passion of the Italian early baroque with German craftsmanship, bringing a new brilliance and emotional depth to the music he created for Lutheran worship. His contemporaries were just as enamored with the exciting new styles of music coming out of Italy, and they followed his lead. A choir will be joined by a small ensemble of instruments, including viols, recorders, dulcian, theorbo, and organ, presenting works by Schütz, as well as his contemporaries Schmelzer, Scheidt, and Praetorius (and Buxtehude thrown in for good measure).

Saturday, March 27, 2021 – 7:30PM
Austin venue  TBA

Ticket sales coming soon.

Sunday, March 28, 2021 – 4:00PM
San Antonio venue  TBA

Ticket sales coming soon.

As always there will be $5 student tickets available at the door, and K-12 students are free with parent/guardian admission.

Pay-as-you-can tickets are available at the door at both programs (quantities may be limited); pay-as-you-can patrons are asked simply to offer what they can afford, with no questions asked and no judgment passed. We believe the arts are our collective cultural heritage and should be available to all regardless of financial means.

Please feel free to join us 30 minutes before the show for an informal talk by the artistic director about the program.

Author: Billy

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