Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2015-2016

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2015 at 2 PM - Founder's Day

Pomerium

 

Coolidge Auditorium

Pomerium takes its inspiration from the renowned chapel choirs of the Renaissance, reviving the golden age of a cappella singing. “Marvels of blend, interplay, clarity and enunciation” (The Plain Dealer) characterize the concerts of this esteemed 15-voice ensemble, whose medieval Latin name means “sacred space” or “garden.” The ensemble’s four-decade history unites the pursuit of serious scholarship and the highest performance standards, commanding attention for its interpretations of Josquin, Ockeghem, Lassus and Palestrina. This afternoon you will hear a few early blooms from this repertoire, drawn from the Library’s impressive holdings of rare imprints by these masters.

DESPREZ

Benedicta es, caelorum regina (à 6)

OCKEGHEM

Introitus, from the Requiem (a 3)

PALESTRINA

Gloria, from Missa sine nomine (a 6)

LASSUS

Regina coeli (à 5)

A. GABRIELI

O sacrum convivium (a 5)

DESPREZ

Agnus Dei, from Missa Malheur me bat (à 6)
Praeter rerum serium (à 6)

LASSUS

Ave verum corpus (à 6)

DESPREZ

Gloria, from Missa L’homme arme sexti toni (à 6)

VICTORIA

Vexilla regis prodeunt (a 4)

G. GABRIELI

Exultavit cor meum (a 6)

DESPREZ

Agnus Dei, from Missa L’homme arme sexti toni (à 6)

This performance is SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of RUSH tickets is available, at no cost, 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed.

PRE-CONCERT PANEL DISCUSSION
12:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

Robin Rausch and Caitlin Miller, Music Division; Marjorie Short, Creator, The Great Lady of Music: Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
“Coolidge Uncut: A Conversation with the Curators of the Coolidge Exhibit and Filmmaker Marjorie Short”