Ivars Taurins director
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
Contemplate the meaning of the Virgin Mary in this luminous concert offering three composers’ takes on this sacred icon of motherhood and mercy.
The figure of Mary, mother of Jesus, is central to this program of French choral music spanning almost three centuries. The lyricism and expressive power of Charpentier’s final mass, Missa Assumpta est Maria, is paired with lustrous a cappella works by the 20th-century composer Poulenc.
The tenderness of Poulenc’s sacred music holds a mirror to Charpentier’s expression of Marian devotion in this uplifting concert that signals spring and rebirth. A new commission by a contemporary Canadian composer will bring our musical contemplation of Mary into the present day.
- Charpentier Missa assumpta est Maria
- Salve regina by Charpentier and Poulenc
- Poulenc O magnum mysterium
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