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Stile Antico: From the Imperial Court
Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes
Washington, DC
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Stile Antico: From the Imperial Court

"An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance." -The New York Times

Music for the House of Hapsburg

World-renowned early music ensemble Stile Antico returns to Washington for an evening of incomparable polyphony in the ideal acoustic of the Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes.

The remarkable Hapsburg dynasty, which at its peak ruled much of Europe and established the first truly global empire, is the inspiration for a fascinating and sumptuous journey through two centuries of music. Stile Antico performs works closely associated with three of the greatest Hapsburg monarchs: the Emperor Maximilian, who greatly expanded the empire, his grandson Charles V of Spain, who gathered around him the finest Spanish and Flemish composers of his day, and Charles's son Philip II, who married Queen Mary of England.

We encounter coronations, celebrations and funerals, telling this colorful and cosmopolitan story in music ranging from the simplest of chansons by Josquin and Gombert to the intricate Gothic tracery of Heinrich Isaac, and from Lobo's exquisite expression of grief to the exuberance and grandeur of Morales and England's Thomas Tallis.


Cristóbal de Morales - Jubilate Deo
Josquin des Prez - Mille Regretz
Thomas Crecquillon - Andreas Christi famulus
Thomas Tallis - Loquebantur variis linguis
Pierre de la Rue - Absalon fili mi
Nicolas Gombert - Magnificat 'primi toni'

Tallis - Gloria (Missa Puer natus est)
Clemens non Papa - Carole magnus eras
Gombert - Mille Regretz
Alonso Lobo - Versa est in luctum
Heinrich Isaac - Virgo prudentissima

Program subject to change.


$50 Preferred seating (Section A)
$35 General seating (Section B)

Seating is general admission within each section; see the chart at left for the location of seating in the church.

Doors will open 45 minutes before the concert, and any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at that time, with payment by cash or check. Please note that we will not be able to process credit card payments at the door.

Concertgoers are cordially invited to a reception and CD autograph signing with the artists in the Parish Hall following the performance.


By car: Parking at metered spaces near the church is available after 6:30 pm. Limited street parking is also available in the neighborhood; please read signs carefully to be aware of residential restrictions.

**Recommended garage parking: Park America at 1301 K St. NW (enter on 13th St. between K and L). This garage offers a flat $7.00 weekday evening rate, in effect anytime after 2pm until midnight.

By Metro: The church is a 10-15 minute walk from the McPherson Square, Metro Center or Mt. Vernon Square 7th St.-Convention Center stations. Metrobus routes that travel 14th St. and two of the Circulator bus lines also stop within 2-3 blocks of the church.

Photos by Marco Borggreve


Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes (View)
1217 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005-5301
United States


Music > Choral
Music > Classical

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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