A Choral Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
66 – 7 Street NE, Calgary
Join CRSP for a one-hour choral concert to mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation (1517 – 2017). We are performing this concert at the kind invitation of St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
Our performance will open with Martin Luther’s musical setting of Psalm 46 “Eine feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress)”, followed by J. S. Bach’s two chorale arrangements of Luther’s original melody. From there, we will explore Protestantism through the music of Praetorius, Sweelinck, Tallis, Byrd, and works from the Codex Specialnik. The performance will end with Felix Mendelssohn’s grand setting of Psalm 43 “Richte mich, Gott (Vindicate me, O Lord)”. CRSP Artistic Director Jane Perry will present two harpsichord solos as a part of the afternoon’s offerings, and the concert will be narrated by CRSP baritone Nicholas Zekulin.
Admission is by freewill offering
Half of the collected monies will be donated to the Rehabilitation Society of Calgary.