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Abendmusik, New York’s Early Music String Band

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Abendmusik 2021–2022 Season

Proof of vaccinations and masks will be required at all events. See our full Covid Protocols here

The Sacred and the Profane – German Baroque

Featuring countertenor Derek Lee Ragin

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In 1517, Martin Luther, a young priest, nailed to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany a series of criticisms of the Catholic Church entitled, Ninety-Five Theses. Within weeks his critique of the church’s practices went “viral” and by 1518, his theses had reached the entire European continent – ushering in the Protestant Reformation and establishment of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church. The church became a prominent religious institution and within the framework of the service a number of musical compositions, based on devotional texts, were included under the heading of sub communione.

We are programming vocal works from this genre including compositions by Franz Tunder, Johann Rudolf Ahle, Leopoldus I, Johann Hermann Schein, Heinrich Schütz, Samuel Scheidt, Johann Christoph Bach, and more.

Vita Wallace, violin
Claire Smith Bermingham, violin
Lawrence Lipnik, viola da gamba
Rosamund Morley, viola da gamba
Patricia Ann Neely, viola da gamba
Dongsok Shin, keyboards

Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 pm
The Church of the Transfiguration
1 East 29th Street
Manhattan

Tickets:
In person ~ $20 general; $10 students & seniors
Virtual ~ $5

Purchase here

Thursday, February 10th at 1:15 pm

GEMS Midtown Concert Series

Whyte's Noyse - The Fantasies of William Whyte

The Church of the Transfiguration, 5 East 29th Street, NYC. Admission is free



Wednesday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm

Violins and Viols in Restoration England

works by Locke, Purcell, Jenkins, Lawes, and more

All concerts take place at The Church of the Transfiguration, 5 East 29th Street, NYC. Admission is $20 adults; $10 Students and Seniors.



Wednesday, May 25th at 7:30 pm

Maister Byrd, “Sweetnesse, Repose, and Recreation”

Consort songs and Fantasies by William Byrd

with Derek Lee Ragin and members of Kaleidoscope vocal ensemble.

All concerts take place at The Church of the Transfiguration, 5 East 29th Street, NYC. Admission is $20 adults; $10 Students and Seniors.

This ticket page is provided by Gotham Early Music Scene.