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A Concert of Sacred Music, "Josquin: Master of the Notes"

Oct 22 2011 8—9:30pm
St. James Chapel, Quigley Center
103 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Schola Antiqua

Lumen Christi Institute

Schola Antiqua of Chicago, Artists-in-Residence at the Lumen Christi Institute, presented a program exclusively dedicated to the music of Josquin des Prez, one of the most important composers from the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. His fluid and persuasive style of composition encapsulates the transition between the sound-world of the late Middle Ages and that of the High Renaissance. The centerpiece of the concert featured a rare performance of the composer's Mass for the Blessed Virgin, a four-voice setting of the Mass Ordinary that figures among the latest of the composer's masses, written around 1510. The program, under the direction of Michael Alan Anderson (Eastman School of Music), was supplemented by three of Josquin's most exceptional motets (sacred choral works).

Friday, October 21, 8pm
St. James Chapel at Quigley Center of the Archdiocese of Chicago
835 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Saturday, October 22, 8pm
Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago
5850 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Sunday, October 23, 4pm
St. Francis Xavier Church
524 Ninth Street
Wilmette, IL 60091

Schola Antiqua of ChicagoArtist-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.