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LUTHERAN VESPERS: SONGS FOR TROUBLED TIMES
Thursday August 3, 2017 | 1:00PM
Christ Church Cathedral
An EMV Emerging Artists Event
Tickets at door – suggested donation $10
Between 1618 and 1648, Europe and Germany in particular were ravaged by the Thirty Years’ War. Following the Peace of Westphalia, the immediate conflicts were stayed, but the feelings of uncertainty remained. In the Lutheran church, the music for the evening Vespers service was a source of great consolation. This programme focuses on some very rarely performed works from Mühlhausen. Music by Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654), Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625-1673), Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612), Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703) and Johann Michael Bach (1648-1694).
This concert will be followed by a free screening of Sacred Music – Bach and the Lutheran Legacy at 4pm. In this hour-long documentary, you will learn how the Protestant Reformation shaped the works of J.S. Bach.