ENSEMBLE VIII PRESENTS
LUX AETERNA - MAY PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE
OCTOBER 14TH, 2022 AT 7:30PM | REDEEMER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Requiem Mass has a long and rich musical history stretching from medieval chant to modern day compositions. Beginning in the 17th century, composers began to play with the texts of the Requiem itself, which opened the door for composers like Brahms and Howells to take great liberties with their settings altogether. Yet a common theme throughout all of these diverse settings is light perpetually shining upon those who are now at rest. As the world continues to grapple with the pandemic, war in Ukraine, and the devastating effects of climate change and natural disasters, Ensemble VIII offers our own Requiem for the times through a compilation of music spanning 1,000 years.
- Date: October 14, 2022
- Time: 7:30pm
- Venue: Redeemer Presbyterian Church
- Website: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ensembleviii/738396
- Cost: $5.00-$45.00
- Name: Ensemble VIII
The mission of Ensemble VIII is to perform vocal music of the Renaissance and Baroque at the highest artistic level with a keen attention to scholarship and historically informed performance practices.
Ensemble VIII comprises some of the nation’s most accomplished and outstanding early musicians. Under the direction of artistic director Donald Meineke, these artists bring to the extremely challenging music of the Baroque and Renaissance superior technical abilities and experience in performing stunning and exacting repertoire.
Ensemble VIII’s ambition is to make the vast canon of Renaissance and Baroque vocal music accessible and fresh to Austin and Central Texas audiences. The ensemble offers a rare opportunity to hear superb specialists in early music perform at the highest degree of technical precision and dramatic intensity.
- Address: 2111 Alexander Ave
- City: Austin
- State: TX
- Zip: 78722