For Tesserae's season finale, we celebrate the 500th Anniversary Year of the Reformation, one of the most significant events in the history of western music. As a part of the Reformation, Martin Luther sought to involve the congregation in the musical aspects of the church service. The new Lutheran chorales -- many composed by Luther himself, and some adapted from secular sources -- became the basis of a number of sacred concertos, cantatas, and variations. From Schütz and Scheidt, to Selle and Bach, Tesserae presents a beautiful and varied program of music based on famous Lutheran chorales.
A workshop for both instrumentalists and singers will precede the performance. Vocalists who participate in the workshop will be invited to join Tesserae in the evening performance to sing several of the hymn lines that lay the foundation for some of the great musical creations of the time.
Tickets are available at the door.
General Admittance: $30/$25 SCEMS & Seniors
Students $10. Workshop attendance is free.