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Church to host young British singers

Published 5:22 pm, Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Christ & Holy Trinity's 2012-13 Music & Arts season will present a performance by Stile Antico, an early music ensemble of young British singers, on Sunday, April 7. Photo: Contributed Photo / www.marcoborggreve.com all rights reserved.
    Christ & Holy Trinity's 2012-13 Music & Arts season will present a performance by Stile Antico, an early music ensemble of young British singers, on Sunday, April 7. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Christ & Holy Trinity's 2012-13 Music & Arts season will present a performance by Stile Antico, an early music ensemble of young British singers, on Sunday, April 7.

The concert will take place at 4 p.m. in the church, 75 Church Lane, Westport, followed by a reception in Branson Hall.

The concert will musically explore texts related to Holy Week and Easter, according to a news release.

Two settings of "Woefully Arrayed" will be featured, one by early Renaissance English composer William Cornysh and the other written recently for the group by composer John McCabe.

The remaining selections represent a varied cross-section of Renaissance composers from England and Europe, moving from Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, through Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper, and the crucifixion on Good Friday to the resurrection on Easter.

The ensemble's repertoire ranges from the legacy of the English Tudor composers to the works of the Flemish and Spanish schools and the music of the early Baroque, the release states. The group regularly performs throughout Europe and North America and has recorded on the Harmonia Mundi label.

Its "Song of Songs" won the 2009 Gramophone Award for early music and reached the top of the U.S. Classical Chart, and the group has received two Grammy nominations.

Tickets are $35 for preferred seats, $25 for general admission and $10 for children under 18, and may be purchased in advance or at the door if seats are still available.

Call 203-227-0827 or visit www.chtwestport.org/concerts for information and to buy tickets in advance.