For immediate release: February 1, 2013
Contact: Bruce Carvell, CVSL Artistic Director
(314) 650-3817, firstname.lastname@example.org
What: THE COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF SAINT LOUIS will perform “Four Sacred Cantatas by Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)”, a concert of Baroque music, including an introductory lecture presented by Bruce Carvell, Ph.D.
When: Sunday, February 3, 2013
Concert at 3:00 p.m.
Introductory lecture at 2:30 p.m.
Where: First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis
7200 Delmar Boulevard (at Midland)
University City, Missouri, 63130
Program: Diese Zeit is ein Spiel der Eitelkeit, GWV 1165/09, for soprano, bassoon, strings and continuo, composed in 1709.
Seid nüchtern und wachet, GWV 1116/18, for four voices, strings, and continuo, composed in 1718.
Wer nach Gottes Wort fraget, GWV 1159/29, for four voices, flute, bassoon, strings, and continuo, composed in 1729.
Erwacht, ihr Heyden kommt zu Haus, GWV 1111/34, for four voices, viola d’amore, strings and continuo, composed in 1734.
Cost: Free-will offering; free, lighted parking
THE COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF STAINT LOUIS will presents its second concert of the 2012-2013 season: "Four Sacred Cantatas by Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)," a concert of Baroque sacred music on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be performed at the First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis, 7200 Delmar (at Midland). Preceding the concert will be an introductory lecture by Artistic Director, Bruce Carvell, Ph.D., at 2:30 p.m. Free-will offering; free accessible, lighted parking.
A well-respected contemporary of J.S. Bach, Telemann and Handel, Graupner is currently undergoing a major revival, having been largely neglected since his death. While Capellmeister in Darmstadt for nearly 50 years, Graupner produced a prodigious body of instrumental and vocal music, including over 1400 sacred cantatas. This concert features four cantatas that illustrate the rich diversity of musical expression and inventiveness of this fine composer.
First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis is one of the oldest continuously operating Protestant congregations west of the Mississippi. Its rich history is deeply rooted in the fight for social justice. 7200 Delmar Boulevard is the congregation’s fourth home since 1817. St. Louis architects LaBeaume & Klein designed the resonant Gothic Revival sanctuary in 1927.
THE COLLEGIUM VOCALE OF ST. LOUIS is an ensemble of six singers supported by an ensemble playing period instruments, dedicated to presenting historically informed performances of 17th and 18th century vocal chamber music.
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