Schola Antiqua of Chicago
A concert by Schola Antiqua of Chicago
Tickets available online or at the door (cash, check or credit)
$25 adults / $10 student and senior
Schola Antiqua teams up the talented young lutenist Ryaan Ahmed to present music in the milieu of Pope Leo X (r. 1513-21), one of the sixteenth century’s most important patrons of the arts. Part of the program will be devoted to sacred works that Leo “the Lion” would have encountered in the Sistine ]Chapel, an institution known for producing the most luxurious music of the time. The second half of the program will feature secular music from the pontiff’s esteemed lute player, Francesco da Milano. Ahmed will showcase some of the rousing and virtuosic sounds from the pope’s private quarters.
Schola Antiqua of Chicago, Artists-in-Residence at the Lumen Christi Institute since 2008, is a professional vocal ensemble dedicated to western liturgical chant and polyphonic music before the year 1600. The ensemble is the 2012 winner of the Noah Greenberg Award, given by the American Musicological Society for outstanding contributions to historical performing practice.