2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation. Collectio Musicorum brings to life music from that time in a concert on Friday, September 15th at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 122 West 69th St, New York, NY 10023 at 8 PM. Admission is free.
The concert brings together the music of the master composers of the time, from all different traditions. You will hear music by well-known names such as Josquin des Prez, Ludwig Senfl, and John Taverner, alongside the much lesser known Claude Goudimel, Eustachio Romano, and Conrad Rein. Also on the program is music by the Reformers themselves—Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli were composers as well as theologians, and understood the role of music in the lives of their congregations. Much of the music comes from the 16th century, but also included will be one of the most heart-rending of compositions—William Child’s “Lord, the Heathen are Come into Your Temple”—written just prior to the English civil war in the early 1640s.
Christ and St. Stephen’s Church 120 West 69th Street New York, NY 10023