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Abendmusik

Limerick

St Mary's Cathedral

Saturday

20 November

Tickets from €15

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Abendmusik

Galway

St Nicholas' Collegiate Church

Sunday

21 November

Tickets from €15

ABENDMUSIK 
LIGHT OF MIDNIGHT

For the Sunday before Advent...

Resurgam is thrilled to be fulfilling the function of “midwife”, in launching an exciting new ensemble, Galway's new baroque string band Vespera. Under the leadership and tutelage of renowned baroque specialist Claire Duff, the group comprises the world-class string players who have made their home in and around Galway, and who have enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to “branch out” into baroque!

 

Vespera and Resurgam are together presenting a programme in the Abendmusik series in St Nicholas' Collegiate Church in Galway, and with an additional performance in St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick, on the previous evening. In Limerick we will be joined by our new partner choirs Sagittarius Hiberniensis and St Mary's Cathedral Choir. We are delighted to be working with such a talented group of singers, under the direction of St Mary's organist Peter Barley. 

In what we hope will be the model for future Abendmusik concerts, the programme is built around cantatas by J.S. Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude, in this case both seasonally and liturgically appropriate for the Sunday before Advent. Woven into the programme will be motets by Hammerschmidt, Purcell, Handl, Schütz, Praetorius and Scheidt. 

The second performance of our Abendmusik programme is in Galway in which we are joined by the young choristers of St Nicholas' Schola Cantorum.

 

In what we hope will be the model for future Abendmusik concerts, the programme is built around cantatas by J.S. Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude, in this case both seasonally and liturgically appropriate for the Sunday before Advent. Woven into the programme will be motets by Hammerschmidt, Purcell, Handl, Schütz, Praetorius and Scheidt.  

Programme:

Hammerschmidt, Motet Mache die Tore weit

J. G. Walther, Prelude Wachet auf ruft uns die stimme

Chorale Wachet auf ruft uns die stimme      

      

Buxtehude, Cantata BuxWV 100 Wachet auf ruft uns die stimme

Purcell, Anthem Rejoice in the Lord alway 

 

Handl, Motet Canite tuba in Sion 

                                   

     Schütz, Motet Rorate Caeli SWV 322   

                        

H Praetorius, Motet

Ecce Dominus veniet 1599

  Plainsong Veni redemptor gentium   

                            

Chorale Nun komm der Heiden Heiland   

 Scheidt, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland  

                              

Bach, Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 699

Bach, Cantata BWV 61 Nun komm der Heiden Heiland 

Proudly supported by Galway City Council
Proudly supported by Limerick City and County Council
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In partnership with St Nicholas' Collegiate Church and Schola Cantorum

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In partnership with St Mary's Cathedral and Sagittarius Hiberniensis Choir

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