The Sound of the Trumpet-Celebrating Life in England and New England
With Crescendo Chorus
This program features two “Requiems” and two “Jubilates” of different eras. From the 17th century: Henry Purcell’s “Funeral Sentences and Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary” and Purcell’s “Jubilate Deo,” also written for Queen Mary the year before her death. From the 20th and 21st centuries: composer Scott Perkins’ “A New England Requiem,” his “Jubilate Deo,” and Sir John Taverner’s “A Song for Athene,” that was performed at Lady Diana’s funeral.
The Crescendo Chorus will be joined by soloists including internationally renowned countertenor Nicholas Tamagna, period brass, strings, basso continuo and organ. Crescendo’s Founding Artistic Director Christine Gevert conducts.