Charpentier, Bach & Sander
The Cantilena Chamber Choir will present the Te Deum and the rarely heard Le Reniement de St. Pierre (Peter's Denial of Christ) by Marc Antoine Charpentier at Trinity Church on Sunday, May 17 at 3:00pm. Also on the program is the beloved Cantata 4- Christ Lag in Todesbanden by Bach, and selections from the 2020 Grammy-nominated Liturgy of St. John Chrysosdom by American composer Kurt Sander.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier composed his grand polyphonic motet Te Deum (H. 146) in D major in 1698 during his stay at the Jesuit Church of St. Louis in Paris where he held the position of musical director. The work was written for soloists, choir and orchestra and features a famous and recognizable trumpet fanfare opening similar to the Masterpiece theater theme. Also presented is lesser-known and rarely heard work is dramatic Le Reniement de St. Pierre (Peters Denial of Christ) that was made famous by the Parisian group Les Arts Florrisants. The beloved Bach Cantata 4, Christ Lag in Todesbanden will begin the program. Selections from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysosdom by American composer Kurt Sander will have a local premiere. The work is a 21st century version of the Liturgy made famous by Rachmaninov and evokes his rich harmonic style of Russian repertoire yet was composed in English.
Trinity Episcopal Church (View)
88 Walker St.
Lenox, MA 01240
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