Giovanni Gabrieli – Sacred Symphonies
November 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Choir of St. Luke in the Fields, under the direction of David Shuler, with the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, presents “Giovanni Gabrieli – Sacred Symphonies” on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 8 p.m. at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street. There will be a lecture at 7 p.m.
Giovanni Gabrieli was the principal organist at San Marco in Venice, from 1585 until his death in 1612. His musical legacy is one of unsurpassed elegance and grandeur inspired by the elegant ecclesiastical architecture of this venerable institution. During Gabrieli’s lifetime, San Marco – not yet a cathedral – was the private chapel of the Doge, and was the epicenter of the sumptuous religious and civic celebrations that were so notably a part of Venetian life. Lavish ceremony required appropriate musical selections, and visitors to the city encountered splendid music and elaborate pageantry in the many feasts and celebrations unique to this gateway to the east. The program will include music from Gabrieli’s “Symphoniae Sacrae” – mass movements, motets (including the famous “In ecclesiis”) and canzonas, along with works of Gabrieli’s contemporaries.
Tickets for the concert are $35, and $25 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at bit.ly/stluketix. For further information, ticket sales or reservations, please call 212-414-7440 or write to [email protected]