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Crescendo: Carissimi’s Jephte and Missa L’Homme armé

Crescendo: Carissimi's Jephte and Missa L'Homme armé
Date(s) - 03/23/2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Italian composer Giacomo Carissimi – who continued Claudio Monteverdi’s legacy of dramatic vocal music – tells the story of a human tragedy in one of the first oratorios, “Jephte.” The Israelite general Jephte and his people celebrate a great military victory, and then sink into despair over the loss of Jephte’s beloved daughter.
Carissimi’s twelve-voice mass of the Early Baroque, Missa L’Homme armé, is based on the famous medieval folk tune “The Armed Man.” It is the last one of more than 40 masses composed on this tune over 170 years, and also the one with the largest cast.
Performers: Crescendo Vocal Ensemble, with Pablo Bustos, tenor (Jephte) – Rochester, NY, Christina Kay, soprano (Filia) – New York, NY, Laura Evans, alto and Douglas Williams, bass (Historicus), sopranos Jordan Rose Lee and Sarah Fay, Crescendo Period Instrument Ensemble: Christa Patton, Baroque harp, Hideki Yamaya, theorbo, Rachel Begley, dulcian, and Jane Hershey, Anne Legêne and Erica Warnock, viola da gamba, directed by Christine Gevert from the organ.

Concert Date & Time

Saturday, March 23 2024, at 4:00 PM here at Saint James Place (Great Hall – limited seating!), 352 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA


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