Arts Partner: Music Before 1800
**Get your tickets before sales close Friday 10/25 @ 11am**
Stratton Bull, director
Eight-voice men’s choir from the Netherlands
A Renaissance Masterpiece: Jacob Obrecht’s “Missa Maria zart”
On his way to Ferrara to begin work at the Este chapel, Obrecht stopped at Innsbruck. There he heard a song to the Virgin Mary that would inspire his brilliant Missa Maria zart. He died the following year, leaving this late and radiant creation in the Flamboyant Gothic style. Singing from mensural notation scored in a large choirbook, the internationally acclaimed Cappella Pratensis soars, ever vibrant in its authenticity.
Post-concert Q and A
“Their singing was impeccably clean, in timbre and balance alike. But their emphasis was on the shape and flow of lines, more than on how the lines were put together. In repertoire so often thought to be all about the intellectual beauty of counterpoint, they drew out the more vital beauty of melody.” —Chicago Classical Review
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- October 27, 2019