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Music out of the Darkness: A Spiritual Meditation
April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
On Friday, April 12 at 7:30 pm, Riverview Early Music will present a special performance at All Saints’ Church in Princeton. Featured on the program will be François Couperin’s transportive Trois Leçons de Ténèbres (Three Lessons of Tenebrae), considered to be one of the greatest works of Baroque vocal music. Originally written for the service of Tenebrae (“Darkness”), traditionally held on the Wednesday of Holy Week, this exquisitely beautiful masterpiece for two sopranos and basso continuo sets the Latin text of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, in which the prophet bemoans the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. In addition, this meditative Lenten program will contain other music for two voices from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, including works by Hildegard von Bingen, Josquin des Prez, Pierre de la Rue, Heinrich Schütz, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani. The concert will be performed by sopranos Rebecca Mariman and Abigail Chapman; Kerry Heimann on organ; Mimi Morris-Kim on Baroque ’cello; and John Orluk Lacombe on theorbo. Suggested donation of $20.00 at the door.