Saturday, November 12, 2011
My Soul Doth Magnify
200 years of the Canticle of Our Lady
Music of Dufay, Fayrfax, Gombert, Palestrina & Schütz
Saturday March 10, 2012
A Feast in Bavaria
Music for Double Choir by Orlande de Lassus
Missa Bell' Amfitrit' altera, Magnificat quarti toni & Motets
Orlande de Lassus was hired by Albrecht V of Bavaria and was
retained in his role as court composer under Albrecht's son Wilhelm V
(the Pious). With this father and son team of patrons, Lassus composed
a vast repertoire of music, much of it inspired by his time in Venice.
Polyhymnia will present an evening of music for double choir drawn
from the vast body of work composed by Lassus for the choir of the
extravagant Bavarian ducal chapel.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Byrd in Flight
Latin Motets & English Anthems
William Byrd, courtier, composer and darling of the English court and
Queen Elizabeth I, kept his Catholic faith during one of the most turbulent
times of Christian history; the Reformation. Moving with ease between the
two expressions of faith, he composed equally beautiful music for both
English and Latin rites.
All Concerts 8:00 PM
The Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch,
552 West End Ave (entrance on W. 87th Street)
New York, NY 10024
Pre-concert lectures 7:00 PM
Tickets: $25 General Admission
$15 Students, Seniors & EMA Members
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York
City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
One of the oldest Christian texts the Magnificat, found in the Gospel of
Luke, can trace its origins to Hebrew songs of praise. The familiar
words, said by Mary during her visit to her cousin Elizabeth, and used
in the Catholic West during the offices of Vespers and Evensong,
inspired the great composers of the Renaissance and Baroque to
compose glorious settings in both Latin and the vernacular.