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Masterworks of Lent

This performance has been cancelled due to the incoming nor’easter, we apologize for any inconvenience. We do have one more performance on Sunday, March 18, 4 PM at First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway, NH, presented by White Mountain Musical Arts.

St Mary Schola presents sublime music by Gesulado: his ‘Tenebarae factae sunt.’ These motets feature some of his most daring harmonies that powerfully depict the last hours of Christs life. The Gesualdo pieces will be coupled with later masterworks that are in the a cappella tradition: a sublime motet by Josef Rheinberger and the famous ‘Beati Quorum Via’ by C. V. Stanford.

Also in the program are two great Bach cantata arias from ‘Ich habe genug’ and ‘Vergnügte Ruh’ and an aria from Handel’s ‘Theodora.’ The final work will be Jona, an early oratorio by the Italian master Carissimi.

Join us for a pre-concert talk 30 minutes prior to concert.