November 11 & 12, 2017: Music of the Reformation


Martin Luther painting
Martin Luther and his family by G.A. Spangenberg (1866) © Musée de Leipzig

Join us for an intimate concert of the conversational, thoughtful, and religious music of the German Baroque in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Explore the vocal and instrumental music of Bach, Buxtehude, and Telemann, three great master composers who fulfilled Luther’s vision of accessible, meaningful music in the new Protestant churches of Germany. The concert will conclude with a performance of J.S. Bach’s great cantata 51, “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen.”

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:30 PM:
House concert preview in Fountain Valley, CA (limited seats available, by invitation only)

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 7:30 PM:
Concert at Blessed Sacrament Episcopal Church
1314 N. Angelina Drive, Placentia

Admission to Sunday’s concert is $20 suggested donation, $10 students/low-income.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

BuxTelBach Triptych

Trio Sonata in B-flat for violin, gamba and harpsichord by Buxtehude
“Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn” for three voices and strings by Telemann
“Ist Widerwartigkeit den Frommen eigen” for soprano, violin, and continuo by Telemann
Concerto in F for Three Violins by Telemann
“Ich habe Lust abzuscheiden” for three voices, strings, and continuo by Buxtehude
Sonata in D for viola da gamba and harpsichord by J.S. Bach
Cantata 51 “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen” by J.S. Bach

Elysha Massatt, soprano
Fatima Rizvi, soprano
David Massatt, baritone
Sara Petty, oboe
Sylvia Schwartz, violin
Pierre Flores, violin
Garrick Soohoo, violin and viola
John Ott, viola da gamba and cello
Janice Massatt, harpsichord and organ

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