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Crescendo: Optime Pastor

Crescendo: Optime Pastor
Date(s) - 02/04/2024
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Crescendo Presents Early Polyphony for Low Voices from Ockeghem to Palestrina

Crescendo Low-Voice Vocal Ensemble, directed by Christine Gevert, performs on Sunday, February 4 at 4:00pm in the Saint James Place Sanctuary Space.

The Renaissance is considered the Golden Era of vocal music. The evolution of polyphonic music started in the early 15th century in the lowlands. Franco-Flemish composer and singer Johannes Ockeghem alongside his contemporaries, such as Heinrich Isaac, were succeeded by Josquin des Prez, the greatest innovator in the technique of melodic imitation between voices. Polyphony spread in Western Europe, and English composers John Taverner, and later Thomas Tallis, excelled in this style. In Italy the polyphonic style culminated with Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina. The program features sacred four- to six-voice works by those composers.

Tickets: General: $40; Premium: $75; Student: $10.

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