Vocal ensemble amarcord offers a new program marking the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation of 1517 and the resulting progression of performance practice in vocal music. Leipzig’s premiere a cappella ensemble joins the city’s Gewandhaus Orchestra and St. Thomas Choir for special October 31 Reformation Day celebrations then takes their contribution on tour to North America November 13 – 19, 2017. A second tour February 22 – March 5, 2018 offers additional programs including:
Rare works found in the library of Leipzig’s St. Thomas Church Choir from the Middle Ages to Henrich Schuütz.
Works by Strauss, Schubert, Saint-Saens, Reger
Restless Love: Italian Madrigals, Lieder & International Folksongs
Works by Gabrieli, Schutz, de Lasso, Schumann, Mendelssohn and folk songs from around the world