Missa Lutherana | Cappella Pratensis

Sunday, October 22, 2017 7:00PM
Christ Church

Missa Lutherana | Cappella Pratensis

ISM Special Events and Guests

Missa Lutherana: The Beginnings of Lutheran Church Music

This performance is preceeded by a pre-concert talk by Jennifer Bloxam at 6pm in the Christ Church Parish Lounge.

The Dutch-based vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis – literally ‘Cappella des prés’ – champions the music of Josquin Desprez and the polyphonists of the 15th and 16th centuries. The group combines historically informed performance practice with inventive programs and original interpretations based on scholarly research and artistic insight. As in Josquin’s time, the members of Cappella Pratensis perform from a central music stand, singing from the original mensural notation scored in a large choirbook. This approach, together with attention to the linguistic origin of the compositions and the modal system on which it is based, offers a unique perspective on the repertoire. Founded in 1987, Cappella Pratensis is currently under the artistic direction of singer and conductor Stratton Bull.

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Free Admission