Cappella Pratensis is a Dutch vocal ensemble that specializes in compositions from the 15th and 16th centuries. This concert marks the 500th anniversary of the symbolic start of the Reformation, with a program devoted to the very first music of the Protestant movement. Please note the venue is an off-campus location for this concert. Cappella Pratensis will be performing at St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York Street in Bangor.
In the words of Reverend Frank J. Murray:
I wanted to let you know about an exciting evening of sacred choral music coming to St. John’s Catholic Church, 217 York Street, Bangor, on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm.
We are pleased to be partnering with the Collins Center for the Arts to present Cappella Pratensis, an all-male, Dutch vocal ensemble specializing in music from the 15th and 16th centuries. This particular concert is structured around the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and is entitled Missa Lutherana – The Beginnings of Lutheran Church Music.
I know on the surface St. John’s may seem an unusual place to be hosting such a concert, but actually I could not think of a better venue for this genre of music. Our parish has a long tradition of fine sacred music. St. John’s Church, constructed in 1854, possesses some of the finest acoustics in the nation and houses a landmark historic organ built by E. & G.G. Hook of Boston in 1860.
I am also reminded of the words from the Holy Father’s homily at last year’s ecumenical service in Sweden for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation: “We have the opportunity to mend a critical moment of our history by moving beyond the controversies and disagreements that have often prevented us from understanding one another.” Good music can accomplish better understanding on many levels.
Check out this video of the group singing Josquin Desprez’s “Nymphes des bois.”
Adult $35 | K-12 free, accompanying at least one paying adult | All fees included
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Patrons and artists are invited to join us for a post-concert reception, where they can meet up with other chamber-music lovers for delicious treats and delightful conversation.
We hope you enjoy this concert, featured as a selection in the John I. and Elizabeth E. Patches Chamber Music Series.
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