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Marenzio: Salve Regina.

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Theotokos_1_credit_GloriaElisse Albian ~ soprano 
Raha Mirzadegan ~ soprano 
Elisa Sutherland ~ alto 
John Taylor Ward ~ bass 
Doug Balliett ~ viol & director 
Elliot Figg ~ organ 

Luca Marenzio (1553–1599) is best known today for his madrigals, which rival Gesualdo for word-painting, chromaticism, and depth of emotion. With about 500 secular madrigals in his catalog, it is fascinating to discover Marenzio's sacred music, which employs his full expressive palette in a spiritual setting. Centered around his masterpiece Salve Regina, Theotokos presents a selection of rarely heard sacred music from this late Renaissance master.

Theotokos is the living embodiment of a Baroque church ensemble. In residence at St.-Mary's-Grand in New York City, every week a new cantata is composed and performed by the group, based on and tightly linked with the liturgical readings assigned to that date. In addition, theologically relevant Baroque and pre-Baroque music is regularly performed, ranging from Palestrina to Telemann, early American church music, and beyond. In 2021 Theotokos began a collaboration with the Juilliard School Historical Performance program.

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1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

In person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan

Live stream details: You can watch it on your computer in any of two places by clicking on the name you wish: our website or YouTube.

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Time: Thursdays, 1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Concerts are in person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan, AND live streamed.