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Program:

Dies Irae: Halloween Goes Baroque
"The day of wrath, that day will dissolve the world in ashes!”

What better time than Halloween to unveil baroque music on the theme of "Dies irae" or "Day of Wrath" from the Latin mass? With a unique concert custom made for the season, Seicento will raise the spirits of baroque composers de Lalande, Kuhnau, Bach, Purcell, Bertulosi, and Cannicciari. In typical Seicento fashion, the passionate choral music is accompanied by period instruments, including the rarely-heard traverso (a wooden baroque flute). As a special treat, the concert includes Bach's “scary” organ Toccata and Fugue in D minor, familiar to many. All souls, beware!


Seicento is proud to present the Western Hemisphere premiere of Dies Irae by Michel Richard de Lalande. The score was purchased at auction in 1950 for a private library in Strasbourg, France, where it remained inaccessible until its publication in the 1990s.  This beautiful work has been virtually unheard for centuries, excepting a very few performances in Sweden, France and England.  A French baroque composer and organist in the service of King Louis XIV, de Lalande was one of the most important composers of grands motets.  His works foreshadowed the cantatas of later composers including Bach and Handel.

Artistic Director
Evanne Browne

Vocal Soloists:
Amanda Balestrieri, soprano
Marjorie Bunday, alto
Steven Soph, tenor
Ryan Parker, baritone

Friday, October 31 at 7:30 pm
6:45 pm Pre-concert talk by Dr. Deborah Kaufmann
St. Paul Lutheran Church
1600 Grant Street
Denver, CO 
Tickets: $20; $18 for seniors & EMC Members;
$10 for students
Cash and checks accepted at the door

Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 pm
6:45 pm Pre-concert talk by Dr. Deborah Kaufmann
First United Methodist Church
1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 
Tickets: $20; $18 for seniors & EMC Members;
$10 for students
Cash and checks accepted at the door

Instrumentalists:
Mimi Mitchell, baroque violin
Elisa Wicks, baroque violin
Terri Moon, baroque violin
Emily Bowman, baroque viola
Sandra Miller, baroque cello
Tamara Meredith, baroque flute, viola
Kajsa Teitelbaum, organ & harpsichord

Henry Purcell

Johann Kuhnau

Concerts in 2014

Johann Sebastian Bach

Michel-Richard

De Lalande

Concerts in 2015

Program:

Queen Christina
Raised to be “king” of Sweden during the mid-1600s, flamboyant Christina left a trail of ambiguous controversy that extended into many aspects of her life and across numerous countries of Europe. But the music Christina inspired and commissioned remains a pure testament to the multi-faceted beauty of the baroque era. With a historical look through a modern lens at Christina’s life and times, this Seicento concert will entertain audiences on a variety of levels.

Artistic Director
Evanne Browne

Choir, vocal soloists & period instruments

Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church
1600 Grant Street
Denver, CO 
Tickets: $20; $18 for seniors
& EMC Members;
$10 for students
Cash and checks accepted at the door

Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church
1128 Pine Street
Boulder, CO 
Tickets: $20; $18 for seniors
& EMC Members;
$10 for students
Cash and checks accepted at the door

Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 pm
Stanley Hotel Concert Hall
333 East Wonder View Avenue
Estes Park, CO
Tickets: General Admission $10,
available only at the door.


Program:

A Gift of Music: Vivaldi Gloria

Appearing with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra.
Tickets: $25; $18 seniors; $12 students; $5 children under 12

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Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church
1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Montview Presbyterian Church
1980 Dahlia Street
Denver, CO