Transcendence to Transparency
Join us for our final concert of the 2017-2018 season!
Transcendence to Transparency is our before-and-after look at the changing face of sacred music in Europe during the Reformation. The program features Latin and vernacular works by the greatest composers who lived and worked through this tumultuous time, including Walter, Clemens non Papa, Sweelinck, and Tallis. This weekend's performances bring to a close our contribution to the celebrations for the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation.
Clemens non Papa De profundis
non Papa Souterliedekens
non Papa Qui consolabatur me
Johann Walter Ascendo ad patrem meum
Walter Eyn Geystliche Gesank Buchleyn
Walter Beati immaculati in via
Thomas Tallis O sacrum convivium
Tallis Psalm tunes from Archbishop Matthew Parkers Psalter
Tallis Salve intemerata virgo
Les Canards Chantants
Clara Rottsolk, soprano
Robin Bier, alto
Owen McIntosh, tenor
Jonathan Woody, bass
Graham Bier, bass
Praised for their polished singing and for instilling their superb performances with liveliness and theatricality (The Boston Musical Intelligencer) and for their brilliant and moving programming (Early Music America magazine), Les Canards Chantants is a solo-voice ensemble specializing in Renaissance polyphony. The singing ducks have performed to high acclaim in the UK, Germany, and China, and are now based in Philadelphia, where they are musical Ensemble in Residence at Glencairn Museum.
St. Stephens Episcopal Church (View)
19 S 10th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107