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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents From Luther to Bach: Music of the Reformation

Come explore the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, which introduced new types of music, including chorales like those composed by Martin Luther that began the shift from Latin to the vernacular and inspired the music of J.S. Bach nearly 200 years later. Our concert will highlight the German school of musicians of the late Renaissance into […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents From Luther to Bach: Music of the Reformation

Come explore the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, which introduced new types of music, including chorales like those composed by Martin Luther that began the shift from Latin to the vernacular and inspired the music of J.S. Bach nearly 200 years later. The concert will highlight the German school of musicians of the late Renaissance into […]

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Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents From Luther to Bach: Music of the Reformation

Come explore the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, which introduced new types of music, including chorales like those composed by Martin Luther that began the shift from Latin to the vernacular and inspired the music of J.S. Bach nearly 200 years later. The concert will highlight the German school of musicians of the late Renaissance into […]

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Celebrating Music of the Reformation: Seicento Baroque

A preview by Barbara Hamilton A 33-year old man emerged from the shadows, paper in hand. His hands shaking, he nailed the manuscript with 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg church. Martin Luther’s revolutionary acts of insubordination and protest against the Catholic Church had just begun. All over the world, choral groups are […]

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Early Musical Surprises from the New World

A preview by Marc Shulgold  Evanne Browne chuckled when faced with an unexpected challenge: Pronounce the name of a choral piece to be sung by her choral ensemble Seicento later this month. It’s titled Teponazcuicatl. “I’ve been practicing it,” the conductor said with a laugh. She had no problem translating the title of this charming […]

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The Italian Baroque Lives!

A preview by Marc Shulgold Before we begin, let’s start with a pronunciation guide. The choral ensemble performing Monteverdi’s glorious Vespers of 1610 later this month is called Seicento. Just say: Say-ee-CHEN-toe. It’s an Italian word meaning 600, but it refers to the cultural world of the Italian Baroque of the 17th Century, a fabulous […]

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