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).
Please note that this is not a live, in-person concert but instead a professionally recorded concert video.
Ticket prices are reduced from those of our in-person concerts. Suggested ticket prices are $20 (General), $15 (Senior), and $10 (Young Adult).
Pay-as-you-can pricing is also available; patrons are asked simply to enter in an amount that works for them, 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.
In place of our usual informal pre-concert talk, the program will be interspersed with brief commentary from the artistic director discussing points of interest in the pieces we’ve selected.